Technical Workshop on fuel management best practices and smart solutions for wildfire risk mitigation


Link to the webinar (Zoom platform)

Program Download

  • 10.00 – 10.10: Opening and greetings
    Anna Barbati (Project coordinator, University of Tuscia)

  • 10.00 – 10.30: Introduction to the Fuel Management Smart Solutions concept: How can we protect better our landscapes and mitigate wildfire risk in a cost-efficient and circular way?
    Eduard Plana, Marta Serra (Forest Policy and Risk Governance unit, Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia)

  • 10.30 – 11.00: Session I. Active prevention: Integrating fuel management into strategic wildfire suppression planning

    Firefighting training centre of the Toscana Region 
    Luca Tonarelli

    Reinforcing synergies between strategic wildfire risk planning, rural development and nature conservation at local level
    Bàrbara Ortuño
    (Mayor of El Bruc)
    David Saez (Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation)

  • 11.00 – 11:30: Session II. Passive prevention: Synergic practices of forest management and wood mobilisation (biomass, wood, resins) and wildfire risk mitigation

    Boscos del Vallès (Vallès Forests): Local biomass use for district heating and wildfire prevention. 
    Carles Rodríguez Herencia (Counsellor of Territory and Ecological Transition, Vallès Occidental County)

    Raízes (Roots): Resin production and wildfire prevention.
    António Salgueiro (Agency for Integrated Rural Fire Management – AGIF)

  • 11.30 – 11.45: Break

  • 11.45 – 12.15: Session III. Passive prevention: Synergic practices of mosaic landscapes and wildfires risk mitigation

    Ramats de Foc (fire flocks); connecting shepherd with restaurants for wildfire prevention.
    Guillem Canaleta (Pau Costa Foundation)

    Life Granatha: GRowing AviaN in Apennine’s Tuscany HeathlAnds
    Serena Corezzola (DREAM)

  • 12.15 – 12.45: The experts view and open discussion
    Georgios Maheras (Forest Directorate of Eastern Attiki)
    Paulo Fernandes (UTAD and FORESTWIS Lab)

  • 12.50 – 13.00: Conclusions and closing
    Evangelia Tsartsou (Policy Officer PREVAIL project. DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations)

    Moderator: Laia Estivill (Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia)