- Dates: 16/05/2023 > 19/05/2023
- Venue: Alfândega do Porto Congress Center, Porto, Portugal
- Event Website: www.wildfire2023.pt/
The main objective of the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference 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.
Dealing with the restoration and rehabilitation actions required in the aftermath of a fire.
Training and certification on all integrated fire management expertize areas.
Innovation on software applications and technological equipments and solutions, and operational communications systems.
Fire Risk Governance
Dealing with risk perception, assessment, management and translational research, encompassing traditional and indigenous knowledge.
Inclusive risk-related decision-making and conflict resolution, regarding multi-level policy design, sustainability, and funding.
Process Monitoring and Planning Evaluation for continuous improvement and lessons learnt and analysis of physical and social impacts due to changes in fire governance.
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.
Cross-border cooperation on training, best-practices, and standards.
ABOUT THE ILC
With the 1st International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) held in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1989, a series of conferences was initiated aimed at promoting exchange of expertise and international cooperation in wildland fire management. These conferences have gathered thousands of participants around the world and are overseen by The International Liaison Committee (ILC), serving as an advisory and liaison body to the hosts of the conferences. The ILC recognizes that landscape fire management is an international issue, thus working closely with conference hosts and seeking new opportunities for sharing experiences in this area of knowledge. The host of the 9th Wildland Fire Conference will be announced in Porto, May 2023.