CCST Expert Briefing to Discuss the Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California Thursday at State Capitol

April 3, 2019 | , ,  

The latest in CCST’s Expert Briefing Series brings together researchers to discuss the environmental impacts of wildfires.
Sacramento, Calif. | April 3, 2019 | CONTACT: Sarah Brady, [email protected]

The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to provide science and technology information on policy relevant issues, is hosting the latest in its series of CCST Expert Briefings on Thursday April 4th at 12:30pm in State Capitol Room 437 in collaboration with the California Environmental Legislative Caucus.

The briefing, “Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California,” will provide an overview of the impacts of wildfires to California’s air and water quality with experts from CSU Chico, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

“We are thankful to the California Environmental Legislative Caucus for working with us to bring experts from some of California’s leading institutions and research centers to the Capitol,” said Amber Mace, Interim Executive Director of CCST.  “Wildfires negatively impact surrounding communities as well as air and water quality in ways not always discussed. The expert researchers are here to be of service to the state’s decision makers and Capitol community in their ongoing conversations about these impacts and how to address them.”

CCST held an expert briefing on “Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Wildfire Response” in February 2019. The video from that briefing is available and a video recording of Thursday’s briefing will be posted on our website (www.ccst.us/expert-briefings) soon after the event.

Event info:

CCST Expert Briefing: Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California
Thursday April 4th
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Capitol Room 437

Experts: 

Michelle Newcomer, PhD
Research Scientist
Climate & Ecosystem Sciences
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Mary Prunicki, PhD, MD
Instructor
Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University
Stanford University School of Medicine

Jackson Webster, PhD
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
California State University, Chico 

Moderated by
Susan Hubbard, PhD
Associate Lab Director
Earth & Environmental Sciences Area
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
CCST Council Member

 


 

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