Area based Wildfire risk reduction
Wildfires are an exceptional natural phenomena. Depending on size, intensity and surroundings, wild fires can have a large impact on nature, society and economy. Even in the Netherlands we see increasing numbers and size of wild fires due to a changing climate. It is of utmost importance to keep wildfires manageable. Not only repression is crucial, especially the spatial design and nature management can offer opportunities. The Wageningen Fire Centre researches the different aspects of wildfires, the impact and the opportunities to limit effects. In example, the climate effect atlas (only in Dutch) and the climate cost estimater show the expected effects of a changing climate on the number of wildfires and their impact. Besides, knowledge and experiences from the water management expertise is used to develop new spatial strategies and approaches.