Project: Future Fires

Decision support for climate-adapted bushfire risk mitigation

As climate change intensifies bushfire risks, there is an urgent need for fire management tools that remain effective in a warming world. This project aims to optimise the delivery of current risk mitigation tools and identify pathways to develop new tools across fuel management, suppression and community engagement. This research is expected to generate new knowledge to support climate-adapted bushfire risk mitigation across multiple, sometimes competing values. The project goal is to transform the capacity of the country’s leading fire agencies to embed climate change into their decision-making, setting a global standard for climate-adapted fire management and leading to improved outcomes for human health, the economy and the environment. The project is funded by the ARC Mid-Career Industry Fellowship program, and partners with DEECA, CFA and NHRA.

Project timeline: 07/2025 – 07/2029

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