13th Fire Management Symposium coming up

September 29, 2022

‘Preparing for the next Mega Fire Event’ is the focus of the upcoming Fire Management Symposium being hosted by the School of Natural Resources Management at the Nelson Mandela University’s George campus from 23-25th November 2022.

This event is designed to bring together the experiences and insights of natural resource managers, engineers, fire managers and scientists through an integrated approach that recognises the contributions of different role players in the mammoth task of preventing the occurrence of destructive wildfires, such as the one that devastated the southern Cape region in June 2017.

The Symposium will include two days of presentations from fire experts in different disciplines, and a field day hosted by the Southern Cape Fire Protection Association to visit pristine fynbos areas and learn about their unique fire ecology.

Internationally renowned fire scientist Prof Pete Fule from the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, will deliver the first keynote address and will be supported by local fire specialists such as Pieter van der Merwe. The programme includes presentations by experts from CSIR, SANParks, Montigny Investments, Sappi, Working on Fire, Mondi and Cape Nature.

There will be plenty of opportunities for delegates to network with fire management experts, presenters and stakeholders, and a gala dinner to close off.

For more info contact:-

Tiaan Pool, HoD Forestry Department at NMU; tiaanp@mandela.ac.za. Mobile: 072 374 2347.
Sonia Roets - sonia.roets@mandela.ac.za 044-8015091.

Download the programme HERE.

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