Mitigating wildfire risk through socioeconomically viable landscape approaches

By Roger Niubó

14 October 2019 to 15 October 2019
Sustainable Forest Management

In a two-day high-level workshop to be held on 14-15 October 2019 in Madrid, the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), with support from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will bring together stakeholders and experts to discuss the viability of a more holistic, integrated paradigm of managing forest fire risks preventively, featuring in particular socioeconomic aspects of fire risks and their mitigation. Recognising the limits of current fire suppression strategies and policies, as well as the increased risk of fire due to challenging social and biophysical factors, this workshop aims to take stock of experiences from five continents to advance a collective vision about landscape-focused fire prevention strategies.

Climate change and wildfire risk
Fire behaviour patterns and fire typologies
Fuel management (biomass, SFM, mosaic landscape)
Perception, culture of risk and communication
Risk assessment and planning