Amplicam participate in 8th International Wildland Fire conference in Porto
Amplicam attended the Wildland Fire conference in Porto, Portugal from 15/05 till 19/05/2023. The main objective of the 8th IWFC was to create space for presentation of current results of work in the field of wild-land fire. The conference was 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.
Main themes included:
● Planning and Preparation
Defining interventions and resources needed at the community and government levels, as well as ensuring that citizens and organisations are prepared to act under best safety practices.
● Prevention and
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.
● Post-fire Intervention
Dealing with the restoration and rehabilitation actions required in the aftermath of a fire.
Training and certification on all integrated fire management expertise areas.
● Technical Innovation
Innovation on software applications and technological equipment and solutions, and operational communications systems.
● Risk Handling
Dealing with risk perception, assessment, management and transnational research, encompassing traditional and indigenous knowledge.
● Stakeholder Engagement
Inclusive risk-related decision-making and conflict resolution, regarding multi-level policy design, sustainability, and funding.
● Adaptive Management
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.
● International Cooperation
Cross-border cooperation on training, best-practices, and standards.
As a result of this conference to better prepare societies to achieve sustainable development goals and ensure lower losses in fires, the technical and scientific community at the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference in Porto, proposed a fire governance model (Landscape Fire Governance Framework) that brings governments, businesses, academia, and members of civil society together in balanced and technically supported solutions.
This framework presents the guidelines for the development of this model.