Historical Hazards

Croatia is at risk of meteorological hazards and natural disasters, which primarily affect the agricultural, water, and energy sectors through seasonal flooding, decreased precipitation, and periods of drought. Temperatures are already observed to be increasing. Precipitation, despite high variability, appears to be decreasing and more extreme weather events are occurring, especially droughts and heat waves. Croatia is also at risk of earthquakes, forest fires, flooding, water scarcity and extreme heat. This is expected to result in impacts primarily to agriculture and water sectors as well as to wider population health. Vulnerable groups, such as those with fewer economic opportunities and the elderly are particularly at risk of natural hazards and increasing impacts of climate change.

This section provides a summary of key natural hazards and their associated socioeconomic impacts in a given country. And it allows quick evaluation of most vulnerable areas through the spatial comparison of natural hazard data with development data, thereby identifying exposed livelihoods and natural systems.

Natural Hazard Statistics

The charts provide overview of the most frequent natural disaster in a given country and understand the impacts of those disasters on human populations.


Climate change is now recognized to have a significant impact on disaster management efforts and pose a significant threat to the efforts to meet the growing needs of the most vulnerable populations. The demands of disaster risk management are such that concise, clear, and reliable information is crucial. The information presented here offers insight into the frequency, impact and occurrence of natural hazards.