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Fabian Otto


Project staff

(CEval GmbH)

E-Mail: f.otto(at)
Telephone: +49 (0)6 81 - 3 02 - 23 80
Fax: +49 (0)6 81 - 3 02 - 38 99
Office hours: by appointment
CEval GmbH
Im Stadtwald Geb. C 5.3
66123 Saarbrücken
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Beruflicher Werdegang




On-going Projects

Evaluation of hazard prevention and damage after the heavy rain events in Saarland in May/June 20188/201810/2018Ministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz des Saarlandes

Project Manager: Dr. Stefan Silvestrini

Contact Person: Dr. Susanne Johanna Väth

Staff: Dr. Hansjörg Gaus, Fabian Otto


In May and June 2018, Saarland was hit by heavy rainfalls which caused high damages in a number of municipalities. The Saarland Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection (MUV) would like to review the measures of hazard prevention and disaster management in the wake of these events. For this purpose, an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of hazard prevention and disaster management with regard to prevention, deployment and after-care should be carried out. It will lay the foundation to identify potential improvements and evidence-based recommendations. In addition, the damages caused by the heavy rainfalls will be assessed.

To analyse the strengths and weaknesses of hazard prevention and disaster management, around 90 guided interviews will be conducted with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Construction and Sport, fire-fighting coordinators, local aid organisations and mayors of the municipalities most affected. The results of the content analysis of these interviews form the basis for identifying potential for improvement and deriving concrete recommendations for action. The evaluation of damages in the area of municipal infrastructure, agriculture and private households is carried out quantitatively on the basis of the data provided by the client.