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As a year-round wildfire season becomes California’s new normal, CWH has sought to continue convenings around local fire preparedness, defensible space and environmental impacts of increasing fires. With significant investments in climate resiliency, now is the time to take stock of what we have learned from more frequent blazes, our current practices and integrative solutions to ensure community and watershed health. 

On September 16th, September 30th and October 14th, 2021, Council for Watershed Health (CWH) will host our online Symposium Series, Wildfire: Weather, Water, Weeds, Wildlife. The Symposium will consist of three-days of expert speaker presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions. 

We have invited poster abstract submissions (250 word max) for research, projects and case studies that focus on one of the following topics:

  • Climate Change and Fire Modeling: Describe, predict or model the factors that contribute to worsening, more frequent blazes. 

  • Fire Resiliency Planning: Innovative plans to mitigate future wildfire threats

  • Wildfire Recovery: How ecosystems and communities are impacted and heal from fire events

  • Wildfire Safety and Response: Actions that municipalities, agencies, utilities or communities have taken (or can take) to respond to wildfire threats




Presenters will have 5 minutes to present on their topic. We encourage you to use this time to give session participants a brief and engaging overview of your topic to prompt questions and ideas from the audience. Once all the presentations are completed, poster session participants and presenters will engage in a Q&A discussion. 


We encourage all presenters to be creative with the presentation format/style! Possible presentation formats could be: 

  1. Slides (Please keep it to 5 slides maximum)

  2. Slideshow of photos 

  3. One-page PDF of a poster (When you screen share, you can zoom in to each section as you talk)

  4. Prezi presentation

  5. Story Map with ArcGIS

  6. Pecha Kucha presentation

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