Project #4529

Wildfire Impacts on Water Supplies and Potential for Mitigation: Workshop Report

$17,128
Completed
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Climate Change
Wildfires

Abstract

Thirty leading scientists and practitioners from Canada, the United States, and abroad met in September 2013 to discuss what leading-edge science exists to explain trends in wildfire occurrence and risks, the impacts of wildfires on water supply and treatment, and the evidence supporting the effectiveness of forest and water management techniques to mitigate the impacts of wildfires on drinking water supplies and treatment. The workshop report captures the high-level messages that emerged through the workshop discussions and the relative state of the confidence in current abilities to address the questions considered. Research partner: Canadian Water Network. Published in 2014.