MEDIS – Methods for the Evaluation of Direct and Indirect Flood Losses

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Energy, Transportation, Environment
Project Status
Completed Project
Commissioned by
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Manager
Reimund Schwarze
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin


The estimation of economic fl ood losses is a crucial component when decisions about flood defence are made on the basis of cost-benefi t-analyses. Therefore, improved and scientifically sound loss models are a fundamental step towards cost-eff ective fl ood management.