Wildfire Mitigation and Protection: Which Expenses Make the Most Sense?

Session One of a Nine-Part Wildland Fire Seminar Series
Speaker
Michael Wara, Climate and Energy Policy Program, Stanford Woods Institute
Date
Wed January 12th 2022, 12:15 - 1:15pm
Event Sponsor
Bill Lane Center for the American West
Woods Institute for the Environment
Precourt Institute for Energy
Center for Sustainability Data Science
Location
Zoom (SUnet ID required)
Admission Information

This seminar will be held exclusively on Zoom at this link and requires a SUnet ID. For seminar info & non-Stanford access, please contact dfong [at] stanford.edu.

Michael Wara

About the Seminar Series

In recent years, wildfire has gone from an infrequent and distant news item to a centerstage issue spanning many consecutive weeks for urban and suburban communities.  Frequent wildfires are changing everyday lives for California in numerous ways — from public safety power shutoffs to hazardous air quality — that seemed inconceivable as recently as 2015. Moreover, elevated wildfire risk in the western United States (and similar climates globally) is here to stay into the foreseeable future.

In this nine-session, winter quarter seminar series, co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West,  Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford Sustainability Data Science, and Woods Institute for the Environment, we will hear from a spectrum of researchers, decision-makers, and industry experts on some important issues and challenges related to wildland fires.  

This seminar series is also intended as a springboard for students interested in participating in Spring Quarter's Big Earth Hackathon: Wildland Fire Challenge.  Attendees can expect to hear about some of the most pressing wildfire-related problems requiring innovative solutions.

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