CUPA-2020 Session Details

WILDFIRES AND SOCIAL VULNERABILITY
Thu, Feb 6    8am - 9:45am    52 of 100 seats available
TH-I1   Emergency Response/HMBP
Location   REGENCY-C
Credits      REHS: 2
   Objective
Social vulnerability factors and physical indicators may worsen the impact on a community's ability to prepare, respond, and recover from wildfires.
   Description
Communities in California may be affected differently by wildfires due to social vulnerabilities. CalEnviroScreen is a tool used to identify disadvantaged communities through the use of socioeconomic and pollution-related indicators. Other investigators have also linked social vulnerability factors to wildfire risk using geo-spatial tools. Assessing community vulnerability may help with preparation, recovery, and mitigation of wildfires.
   Speakers
Karen Riveles, OEHHA
   Presentation