Dates: May 25 - 27, 2016
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Details: WUI management for wild fire mitigation has become an increasingly critical stake these last years in many regions of the world with Mediterranean climate, including Europe, Northern Africa, California, South America, Australia, Southern Africa, etc. but also in areas with up to now temperate or tropical climate, as a result of both climate change and land cover change.
But the same fire process affects wildlands and the interfaces, although fuel, fire behavior, fire fighting strategies, vulnerability and values, and even fire micro-local weather conditions may radically differ: the great density of anthropogenic ignition points within WUI threatens forest and wildland, while the great amount of energy of large wildland fires contributes to their destructive power when arriving at WUI.
Following the first ForestFire conference focused on WUI fires in 2013, this second conference will try to sum up the scientific knowledge related to the relationship between WUI fires and wildland fires, and will favor exchanges between researchers and risk managers, security services and general decision-makers on this topic.