Water, Wildfire and Wellness: Field notes from the ashes of recent western megafires
In recent years, every Western state has experienced an increase in the average number of large wildfires each year. Anthropogenic climate change is estimated to be responsible for about half of all areas burned by wildfire in recent decades. What are the emerging impacts of wildfires like these on community health? How can we as leaders better prepare for and mitigate these impacts? Join Carpe Diem West as we learn from the experience of the 2017 fires in California.
Listen as host Kimery Wiltshire, Executive Director, Carpe Diem West and panelists Michael Gossman, Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Professor, UC Davis and Dr. Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute as they discuss:
1. Current research and lessons learned from the public health impacts of the 2017 Santa Rosa wildfires
2. Water supply – what has the water agency learned?
3. What can other communities do to mitigate the impacts of possible similar disasters?
Carpe Diem West, Kimery Wiltshire
Sonoma County Office of Recovery & Resiliency, Michael Gossman
The Environmental Health Sciences Center, UC Davis, Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto
Center For Climate Change & Health, Public Health Institute, Dr. Linda Rudolph
Kimery Wiltshire, Executive Director, Carpe Diem West
Michael Gossman is on loan from the Sonoma County Water Agency, currently serving as Director of Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto Professor and Director of UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Linda Rudolph Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute