Research impact on UK Wildfire Policy and Practice

Impact: Environmental impacts, Societal impacts, Technological impacts, Economic impacts

Narrative

Research at the University of Manchester on the risk and cost of wildfire has altered government policy, changed firefighting practice and help conserve a National Park. Aylen’s advice to the Resilience & Emergencies Division of the Department for Communities & Local Government in 2012 ahead of a submission to the Cabinet Office helped build the case for inclusion of wildfire in the Government’s National Risk Assessment. His confidential briefings drew extensively on his published research on the novel topic of forecasting and costing wildfire incidents in the UK and his unpublished work on the costs of the Swinley wildfire in 2011.

Category of impact

  • Environmental impacts
  • Societal impacts
  • Technological impacts
  • Economic impacts
Date
2014

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