An ARISE-US Symposium
Wildfire risk is both growing and changing, driven by the combined impacts of expanding settlement boundaries and climate change, and exacerbated in some cases by historical forest management practices. This trend is stressing existing approaches to managing and insuring wildfire risk in several ways:
This web-based symposium features public and private sector experts in the field and, with active participation from the audience, discusses solutions to these challenges.
This symposium offers access to the latest thinking on wildfire DRR for insurers, governments, engineers and other risk managers, land/building owners, catastrophe modelers, financial services and community organizations. Coming soon: A white paper or similar outlining the key issues and points made in the symposium.
Former Insurance Commissioner, State of California
Director, Climate Risk Analytics, Willis Towers Watson
President, Wildfire Planning International
VP Research, FM Global
Global Managing Director, Geospatial Insurance Consortium
Principal Geotechnical Engineer, BGC Engineering Inc
US Forest Service
Director Center for Insurance Policy and Research, NAIC
Co-Founder & CEO, Climformatics
President, Climate Resilience Consulting
The organizing committee for the Symposium consists of: Hosam Ali (FM Global); Ryan Bank (GIC); Joyce Coffee (Climate Resilience Consulting and ARISE-US); Lou Gritzo (FM Global); Debbra Johnson (ARISE-US); Zeneca Kubota (BGC Engineering); Nidia Martinez (WTW); Paula Pagniez (WTW); Camila Tapias (SPIN Global and ARISE-US); Mark Vessely (BGC Engineering); Peter Williams (PWS and ARISE-US).
ARISE is UN DRR’s vehicle for encouraging public-private collaboration in disaster risk reduction. Find out more at: https://www.ariseglobalnetwork.org/. ARISE-US is the US chapter of ARISE. To join ARISE-US (membership is free), contact Peter Williams, at email@example.com, or Debbra Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.