Solsona, 8 November 2018
Forest Science and Technology
Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Current situation and future challenges
8 November
8:30 - 9:00
Documentation and accreditation
9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:15
Megafires. Lessons learned. Solsonès 98, Chile, France, Spain. How the fire risk has evolved and evidence of changes. Marc Castellnou, chief of Forest Area GRAF of the Firefighters of the Catalan Governmentand and Xavier Castro, Area of Prevention of Forest Fire of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food of Generalitat de Catalunya
Theme table 1
10:15 - 10:50
First big wildfires in the UK. What we have learnt. Steve Gibson, Firefighters UK
10:50 - 11:30
Megafires in Portugal (2003 - 2017). Marco Pires, Firefighters Portugal
Coffee break
Theme table 2
12:00 - 12:30
California. Wildfires and climate change. Craig Clements, Professor San Jose University, USA
12:30 - 13:00
Atmospheric instability and megafire behavior. Sara McAllister, Missoula FireLab, Montana. USA
13:00 - 13:30
Wildfires and lessons learned. French Mediterranean Arch. Sebastien Lahaye, Cluster Safety Marsella
Theme table 3
15:00 - 15:20
Climate change, wildfires and changes in landscape and ecosystems. Andrea Duane, Lluís Brotons. Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)-Ecological and Forestry Applications Centre (CREAF)
15:20 - 15:40
Strategical management areas to prevent wildfires in Catalonia. Jose Ramón Gonzalez, Míriam Piqué (CTFC)
15:40 - 16:00
Challenges of risk governance in a context of change. Eduard Plana (CTFC)
16:00 - 16:30
Bioeconomy and wildfire prevention. (CTFC/European Forest Institute)
16:30 - 16:50
Towards more resilient landscapes? What, how... and who! Inazio Martínez de Arano, director of EFIMED
16:50 - 17:30
Rural landscape management model and wildfires in South Africa. Val Charlton, Landworks. South Africa
17:30 - 18:00
Round table. Moderator: Oriol Vilalta, Pau Costa Foundation
18:00 - 18:30