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UC Wildfire Virtual Symposium 3

September 22, 8:00 am12:00 pm PDT

Wildfires and their aftermath impact all Californians and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The 2021 UC Wildfire Symposium Series focuses on California’s resiliency to wildfire, extreme drought, and climate change.

Panels will include Q &A

  • Welcome Remarks – Cecilia EstolanoChair UC Board of Regents – The Honorable Zoe LofgrenCA-19 U.S. House of Representatives – Theresa A. Maldonado, VP Research and Innovation, UC
  • Keynote Session – Policy and Politics of Wildfire – Assemblyman Richard BloomState of CA Assembly – Ken Alex, Moderator, Director, Project Climate, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, UC Berkeley
  • Panel 1The Economics and Risk of Wildfire – Ricardo LaraCommissioner of Insurance – Rod Linn, Moderator, Team Leader, Atmospheric Modeling & Weapons Phenomenology, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Panel 2: Culture, Science and Policy: Alternative Perspectives on Wildfire Management – Frank Kanawha LakeUS Forest Service/ US Department of Agriculture – Anne Foster, Moderator, Chief Clinical Strategic Officer, UC Health
  • Panel 3Disproportionate Impacts of Wildfire – Karen RossSecretary of the CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture – Marjorie Zatz, Moderator, interim Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, UC Merced

Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a personalized link to the webinar.

View previous symposia on YouTube:


September 22
8:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
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University of California Research and Innovation