8th International Wildland Fire Conference

Date

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 00:00 until Friday, 19 May 2023 00:00

Location

Porto

Contact

info@wildfire2023.pt

Description

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: at 23.59h (UTC+0) 12 December 2022.

https://www.wildfire2023.pt/abstract/guidelines

 

 

MAIN THEMES

The main objective of the 8th IWFC is to create space for presentation of current results of work in the field of wildland fire. The conference is also a space for creating collaborative links between professionals, academics, industry and public authorities aiming at long-term sharing of knowledge and discussions of highly current issues.

The topics of the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference include but are not limited to:

Integrated Fire Management

  • Planning and Preparation
    Defining interventions and resources needed at the community and government levels, as well as ensuring that citizens and organizations are prepared to act under best safety practices.
  • Prevention and Pre-Suppression
    Reducing exposure and vulnerability to fire and maintaining a state of preparedness for immediate intervention.
  • Suppression and Relief
    Suppressing fire and providing relief to those affected by fire.
  • Post-fire Intervention
    Dealing with the restoration and rehabilitation actions required in the aftermath of a fire.
  • Qualification
    Training and certification on all integrated fire management expertise areas.
  • Technical Innovation
    Innovation on software applications and technological equipments and solutions, and operational communications systems.

Fire Risk Governance

  • Risk Handling
    Dealing with risk perception, assessment, management and translational research, encompassing traditional and indigenous knowledge.
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    Inclusive risk-related decision-making and conflict resolution, regarding multi-level policy design, sustainability, and funding.
  • Adaptive Management
    Process Monitoring and Planning Evaluation for continuous improvement and lessons learnt and analysis of physical and social impacts due to changes in fire governance.
  • Communication
    Risk Communication – exchanging or sharing risk-related data, information and knowledge between and among different groups such as scientists, regulators, industry and general public; Public report of system performance.
  • International Cooperation
    Cross-border cooperation on training, best-practices, and standards.

Local Organizer of 8th IWFC:

International Liaison Committee for the 8th IWFC

 
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