Fast-moving wildfires: Why, where and when?
Wednesday, Dec 02, UTC 02:00 to 02:55
Organizer: FM Global
|In recent years, fast moving wildfires have claimed lives in Asia, Europe and North America. These fires move much faster than current models predict and overwhelm communities and emergency response measures. They are not unique to any one geography and pose the potential of increasing in severity and frequency. Current scientific investigations indicate these fires are driven by dry and windy climate conditions but also are associated with tight coupling to the atmosphere and topology.
In this session, experts from a diverse group of stakeholders will assess these challenges by considering a number of scenarios relevant to different regions. The attendees will be engaged in case evolution and response designed to provoke thinking that allows the group to better understand the risk of these events and potentially start developing effective means for prevention and response to protect lives, economy, and the environment.