Wildfire Science & Management: Modeling Update
Despite activity in Canada in 2020 falling below recent averages, wildfire remains a significant concern within the (re)insurance industry. The heightened wildfire activity of the past several years has corresponded with an acceleration in our knowledge and abilities regarding wildfire risk quantification, structural and community resiliency, and loss modeling capabilities. In this session, we will hear from several experts discussing their work that has advanced our understanding of wildfire and helped bring clarity and quantification to a chaotic peril.
Empowered with a greater understanding of wildfire as a catastrophic peril the (re)insurance industry will be able to proceed into the 2020s with the confidence to make informed risk management decisions and develop resiliency strategies to diminish future potential losses.
Moderator: Mark Hope - Vice President, Guy Carpenter
Jen Beverly - Assistant Professor, Wildland Fire, University of Alberta
Dave Jones - Senior Director, The Nature Conservancy
Michael Young - Vice President, Model Product Management, RMS