- Sharing and overview perspective of civil protection and emergency management from a multi risk approach (Rafael Prades, Catalan Civil Protection Services)
Summary: An overview of the Catalonia’s Civil Protection Mechanisms, complemented by a detailed exposition of the system and tools for flood risk/emergency management.
- Enhancing emergency management and response to weather and climate events in Northern Europe (Kim Lintrup, Executive Director – Chief Fire Officer, Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service, Denmark)
Summary: Presentation of the main challenges and new risks trends experiencing in Denmark under the climate change effect. Emergency management has to deal with new risks such as wildfires, and with intensely hazard events and cascade effects between them, such as the storms and the floods (due the sea water level increase). Review of new risk mangement solutions and tools, aiming at preparing society to co-exist with natural hazards.
- Managing fire suppression operations into the Mediterranean wildland urban interfaces (Vincent Pastor, SDIS13 – Bouches-du-Rhone fire and rescue department)
Summary: A detailed review on the state of the art on wild fire risk and emergency management/assesment on the wildland urban interface of South France. Lessons learned during the last decades, improvements on prevention policies implemtantation and challenge to face during the lasts extreme events of 2016.