Water, Wildfire and Wellness: Field notes from the ashes of recent Western megafires

Training Type(s): Education, Webinar, Other
Date / Time: May 17, 2018 9:00 am
In recent years, every Western state has experienced anincrease in the average number of large wildfires each year. Anthropogenic climate change is estimated to be responsible for about half of all areas burned by wildfire in recent decades. What are the emerging impacts of wildfires like these on community health? How can we as leaders better prepare for and mitigate these impacts? Join Carpe Diem West for Water, Wildfire and Wellness: Field notes from the aftermath of recent western megafires as we learn from the experience of the 2017 fires in California.
Moderator Kimery Wiltshire, Executive Director, Carpe Diem West and panelists Michael Gossman, Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotta, Professor, UC Davis and Dr. Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute will discuss:
  • Current research and lessons learned from the public health impacts of the 2017 Santa Rosa wildfires
  • Water supply – what has the water agency learned?
  • What can other communities do to mitigate the impacts of possible similar disasters?