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The Science of Bushfire Risk

Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am (AEST)

The Science of Bushfire Risk

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2020 BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. THIS SEMINAR IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR 19 AUGUST. UPDATES ON FUTURE SEMINAR DATES WILL BE MADE AS THE CURRENT SITUATION DEVELOPS.


Senior Professor Ross Bradstock presents:


The Science of Bushfire Risk

Eastern Australia has just experienced the largest fire season in its recorded history. Can science help us to understand how, when and why fire seasons like this occur and how we can deal with them to meet the future challenges of a rapidly changing world?

Senior Professor Ross Bradstock is Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires and the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub. In this seminar, Ross will illustrate the complex nature of research into bushfire risk and management, addressing the following questions:

  • To what degree can we predict how a fire season will unfold?
  • How much can risk to lives and property be mitigated, and at what cost?
  • Are our biota destroyed by fires?
  • What does the future hold?

Join Professor Ross Bradstock for The Science of Bushfire Risk, as he outlines our current scientific knowledge, how it can inform difficult policy decisions and empower individuals and communities to adapt to a more flammable future.


ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2020 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

The seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6817.

PREVIOUS NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINARS MAY BE VIEWED HERE.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Senior Professor Ross Bradstock, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, University of Wollongong

Ross leads a multi-disciplinary research team that is dedicated to the development of a quantitative understanding of risks posed by landscape fires and the way such risks may be addressed through cost-effective management and global change.

His team is funded by and collaborates with diverse organisations, including the Australian Research Council, NSW Environmental Trusts, NSW and Victorian Governments, CSIRO, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, United States Geological Survey and the European Union.

Ross is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires and the NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub, a collaborative venture between the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Western Sydney University, UNSW Sydney and the University of Tasmania.

Have questions about The Science of Bushfire Risk? Contact Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

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Parliament of New South Wales
6 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am (AEST)


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