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Bushfire Hub webinar series: Hub contributions to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry 2020

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September 8, 2020
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The NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub invites you and your colleagues to attend a webinar series presenting research projects undertaken by the Hub to assist the NSW Bushfire Inquiry. The Hub supported the inquiry by providing analysis, technical and scientific advice and recommendations to ensure the inquiry has actionable, evidence based and rigorous information. The themed webinar details and links are as follows:

Theme 1: Weather, fuel and dryness: how unusual was the 2019-20 fire season?

  • Monday 21 September, 12.30 pm AEST, one-hour duration
  • Via Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/455378310/7ac8d9a576
  • Speakers: Prof Ross Bradstock (University of Wollongong) Dr Rachael Nolan (Western Sydney University) and Dr Hamish Clarke (University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University).

Theme 2: Fire severity, fire spread and lessons learned from the 2019-2020 fire season

  • Tuesday 22 September, 12.30 pm AEST, one-hour duration
  • Via Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/455379527/19ee74f2b8
  • Speakers: Associate Professor Owen Price (University of Wollongong), Dr Rebecca Gibson (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) and Dr Grant Williamson (University of Tasmania).

Theme 3a: People and Country: Human impacts of bushfire and the benefits of Indigenous cultural burning

  • Wednesday 23 September, 10.30 am AEST, 75 minutes duration
  • Via Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/455379828/6428b2d5cb
  • Speakers: Vanessa Cavanagh, Dr Katharine Haynes, Associate Professor Owen Price (University of Wollongong), Nicolas Borchers Arriagada (University of Tasmania).

Theme 3b: Impacts of the 2019/20 fires on vegetation communities and threatened species

  • Thursday 24 September, 12.30 pm AEST, one-hour duration
  • Via Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/455380414/8fd52b4f3f
  • Speakers: Dr Mark Ooi, Professor David Keith, Tom Le Breton (University of New South Wales).

Theme 4: Options for bushfire risk mitigation in the future

  • Friday 25 September, 2.30 pm AEST, one-hour duration
  • Via Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/455380671/07f185020d
  • Speakers: Dr Hamish Clarke (University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University), Associate Professor Trent Penman (University of Melbourne), Associate Professor Owen Price (University of Wollongong).

The webinar will be recorded and made available on the Hub’s website for later access. There will be a chance for Q&A at the end of each session. Please share this invite with others in your network who would like to hear more about the research.

For any questions about the event, please contact Matthew Adams, matthew.adams@environment.nsw.gov.au  or 02 9895-6513

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