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December 19, 2017

Severe wildfires may endanger the water supply of human and natural communities. GLP Member François-Nicolas Robinne created a global index to assess wildfire risks to water security, using the DPSIR framework to select and aggregate 33 risk indicators into one index. They found beyond post-fire hazards, potential impacts and resilience capacities drive the global wildfire-water risk. Wildfire risk to water security can occur globally but may be particularly acute in water-insecure countries.

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