Hazard Prevention Division: Management, Staff Unit, Secretarial Office


  • The Head of Division is responsible for the technical, personnel and administrative management of the Division.
  • The Staff Unit coordinates divisional activities and is responsible for organisational matters, finances and cross-cutting issues.
  • The Secretarial Office has clerical and administrative responsibilities.


Josef Eberli
Position: head of division
Responsibilities: management of the Hazard Prevention Division
Tel.: +41 58 460 56 03
E-mail: josef.eberli@bafu.admin.ch

Gian Reto Bezzola

Gian Reto Bezzola
Position: head of section, deputy head of division
Responsibilities: risk management, event analysis
Tel.: +41 58 464 16 59
E-mail: gianreto.bezzola@bafu.admin.ch

Staff Unit and Secretarial Office

Dorothea Wabbels
Position: head of staff unit
Tel.: +41 (0)58 469 88 77
Email: dorothea.wabbels@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: management of division affairs, organisational development, environmental reporting, communication, reporting to the Federal Council

Cosima Huber
Position: financial controlling specialist
Tel.: +41 (0)58 467 86 68
Email: cosima.huber@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: finance, coordination of division affairs

Céline Johann Lozano
Position: administrative officer
+41 (0)58 461 14 33
Responsibilities: division secretariat, translations

Nina Schürch
Position: administrative officer
Tel.: +41 (0)58 469 29 95
Email: nina.schuerch@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: division secretariat, trainee support

Carolin Schärpf, Dipl. Geol.
Position: research officer
Tel.: +41 (0)58 481 41 23
Email: carolin.schaerpf@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: climate and natural hazards, international cooperation

Jérôme Wider
 Scientific officer
Tél.: +41 (0)58 469 18 83
Email: jerome.wider@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: communication

Last modification 02.02.2022

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Hazard Prevention Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices :
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 464 23 80


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