The wildfires that devastated Northern California this month claimed over 40 lives and nearly 9000 structures. But as businesses reopen and people return to their neighborhoods, what is being done to ensure future resilience in our fire-prone communities?
Should we rebuild in the same way, or allow more walkable, compact development? What role does water management play in the rebuilding effort? And how can you prevent fire damage to your home and property?
Join me tonight on City Visions as I discuss these issues with:
- Dr. Newsha Ajami, director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives
- Jack Cohen, retired Research Physical Fire Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service
- James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Clinton administration and newly named interim executive director of Rebuild NorthBay
You can tune in on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area at 7pm or stream live on the web. Hope you can join the conversation with your questions and comments!