Symposium 2 – July 28

What is the Wildland Urban Interface?

And why should we care about it?

View biographies of keynote presenters, moderators, and panelists

AGENDA – JULY 28 UC WILDFIRE SYMPOSIUM

WELCOME AND
OPENING REMARKS

8:00 – 8:05
Theresa A. Maldonado, UC Vice President, Research & Innovation
Michael V. Drake, UC President
KEYNOTE SESSION with
California Agency Stakeholders
California Wildfires:
What we know
What we don’t know
8:05 – 9:00
Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildfire Resilience, California Natural Resources Agency
Steve Hawks, Staff Chief of Wildfire Planning & Engineering Division, Cal Fire
Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, California Water Board
Elizabeth Scheehle, Chief, Research Division, California Air Resources Board
Moderator: Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
PANEL 1: 
Understanding Fire in the
WildlandFire Interface (WUI)
9:00 – 9:55
Michael Gollner, UC Berkeley
Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez, UC Merced
Dan Cayan, Scripps / UC San Diego
Charles Jones, UC Santa Barbara
Moderator: Prasant Mohapatra, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Research
BREAK
9:55  – 10:05
PANEL 2: 
WUI Fire Impacts to Human
Health and the Environment
10:05 – 11:00
John Balmes, UC San Francisco & UC Berkeley
David Eisenman, UC Los Angeles
Michelle Newcomer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Allison Aiken, Los Alamos National Lab
Moderator: Roger Wakimoto, UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research
PANEL 3:
WUI Strategies

11:00 –11:55
Lenya Quinn-Davidson, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources
Michele Barbato, UC Davis
Max Moritz, UC Santa Barbara / UC Agriculture & Natural Resources
Van Butsic, UC Berkeley / UC Agriculture & Natural Resources
Moderator: Wendy Powers, UC Agriculture. & Natural Resources Associate Vice President
CLOSING REMARKS
11:55 – Noon
Theresa Maldonado