Andrew J. Kruczkiewicz

Senior Staff Associate II, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia Climate School

Faculty Lecturer, M.A. in Climate and Society

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964


Andrew Kruczkiewicz has more than 10 years of experience working with the humanitarian, development and disaster management sectors, including Red Cross, World Food Programme and World Bank, designing early warning systems, impact-based forecasting standard operating procedures and contributing to the design of global climate policy. Andrew conducts research on extreme weather and climate events focusing on both individual hazards, such as cyclones, floods and other hydrometeorological hazards, as well as compound events. He is involved in the application of climate and weather data including forecasting, risk assessment and integration within policy and decision making. Andrew is Principal Investigator of NASA funded research project: Towards A Global Flood & Flash Flood Early Warning Early Action System Driven by NASA Earth Observations, which seeks to increase the ability to forecast various types of floods, including flash floods, and inform early warning and early action standard operating procedures.

He is faculty lecturer in the Columbia Climate School’s Climate and Society graduate program and is Co-Director of the Climate School Network: Sustainable and Resilient Living in an Era of Increasing Disasters. 

Andrew serves on numerous national and international task forces and committees, including the World Meteorological Organization Task Team on ENSO Information, and the UN OCHA IASC Early Warning Analysis Cell. He frequently appears on national and international television, radio, and in print. 


Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Connecting Earth Observations to Decision Makers for Preparedness Actions 8/1/18 7/31/19
Development of Remote Sensing and Early Warning Climate Analysis for Resilience Programmes in Somalia 9/22/17 12/31/17
Technical Review of the Early Warning Chapter 3/1/19 7/31/19
Towards A Global Flood & Flash Flood Early Warning Early Action System Driven by NASA Earth Observatory 12/26/17 12/25/21
Early Warning Early Action Technical Support for the Red Cross/Red Crescent 1/1/20 12/31/20
Supporting short and medium term anticipatory action and policy development in climate security and food systems 1/1/21 12/31/22
GCRP Compound Risk Analytics Seasonal Natural Hazard Risk Metrics 12/22/20 11/1/21
Supporting the Humanitarian Sector With Extreme Event Risk Analysis and Forecasting Globally to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent 2/15/21 12/31/21
Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES) Consortium 11/15/21 3/18/22
Research for Anticipatory Action in the Humanitarian Sector for the UN System 10/15/21 10/14/22
Mapping Flood Impacts using Multi-Sensor Satellite Data Fusion in Urban Areas 8/1/21 6/14/24
Climate Forecasting to Support Decision-making in the Water Sector Among Water Users 11/21/22 2/29/24
Research on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Early Warning to Support UNOCHA Climate Policy 10/23/23 12/31/23
Supporting the Humanitarian Sector with Extreme Event Risk Analysis and Forecasting Globally to the International Red Cross Red Crescent 6/15/22 12/31/23


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Climate services for risk informed anticipatory action 2023
Impact of flooding on food security across Africa 2022