WUIWATCH First Workshop in Italy
25/05/2015. Past May 25th, the First wuiwatch Workshop on Prevention and Risk Mapping took place in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. This workshop was organised by University of Sassari (DIPNET) and chaired by Costantino Sirca. Several Italian entities participated very actively in the workshop, amongst them Corpo Regionale Volontari del Fuoco, Municipality of Alghero, Sardinia Forestry Corps, Porto Conte Regional Park Alghero, Civil Protection Sardinia, Ente Foreste della Sardegna and Nucleo Operativo Soccorsi. Besides two distinguished international speakers were invited, Gavriil Xanthopoulos (DEMETER, Greece) and Christophe Bouillon (IRSTEA, France) who gave interesting lectures on current state of the art on protocols, prevention, risk mapping and modelling in WUI areas in Europe. wuiwatch project was introduced by David Caballero, who presented also some unsolved questions and subjects about fire prevention in the WUI. An intense round table was conducted in which discussions were carried out on several subjects, particularly the role of agricultural lands in prevention. Proceedings of the workshop will be available soon.