ANYWHERE Project at Conference on Adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires in Paris
- Events • January 16, 2020
From 16th to 17th January 2020, the ANYWHERE (Enhancing Emergency Management and Response to Extreme Weather and Climate Events) project will participate in the Conference on Adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires, organised by the OECD, in collaboration with PLACARD, the European research platform on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.
This conference will bring together climate change adaptation and wildfire experts from governments and public agencies, as well as from academia and the private sector to discuss recent insights into wildfire risks as well as the extent to which policies have been able to address emerging challenges, such as the impacts of climate change on wildfire patterns.
The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss current science and policy gaps that need to be addressed to accelerate actions for resilience against wildfire.
On the first day of the event, Dr. Sempere-Torres, coordinator of the ANYWHERE (as well as project director of CRAHI – Centre of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech) will participate in the thematic panel covering the issue “The role of innovation and technology in wildfire management”.
This session will identify the use of emerging innovations and technologies for assessing and monitoring wildfire risk (such as seasonal climate predictions linking with climate-fire models) and for better communicating about wildfires to inform the right behavioural responses in the event of a fire. It will also discuss innovative practices in sharing wildfire risk information among governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
Events • January 16, 2020