2017 was marked by wildfires which ravaged Portugal and other regions around the world. The ash generated by these fires can contaminate downstream rivers and reservoirs, harming aquatic ecosystems and limiting water resources for human use. There is an urgent need to understand transport pathways, determine post-fire contamination risks, design effective mitigation measures, and support long-term land-use planning in fire-prone forests.
This session brings to Lisbon senior researchers from Europe, North America and Australia, to discuss the state of the art in post-fire contamination risk assessment, identify pressing research needs, and propose a way forward. We invite forest and water managers, local authorities and researchers working on water resources in fire prone regions to attend and contribute to the debate.
Entrance is free, but registration is required (email to firstname.lastname@example.org).