LOEWE-emergenCITY scientist Nadja Thiessen publishes book titled "Endangering urban infrastructure by floods" based on her dissertation project

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Mannheim and Dresden are cities affected by cyclically occurring floods. Nadja Thiessen, a researcher at the LOEWE Centre emergenCITY has investigated in her dissertation how a constant handling of this threat was established in both cities in the period from 1918 to 1989. The dissertation project was supervised by Professor Jens Ivo Engels of LOEWE-emergenCITY as part of the KRITIS graduate program at TU Darmstadt and serves as the basis of Thiessen's book publication, which appeared in the "Historical Disaster Research" series published by the academic publisher DeGruyter.

Thiessen focuses on the strategies for dealing with and coping with the natural disaster, taking into account local-specific factors such as urban development as well as political and economic conditions.