Feeling the Heat: Bushfire and Hobart’s insurance risk – University of Tasmania Public Lecture

Stanley Burbury Theatre
University Centre
Sandy Bay Campus
29 Oct 2019 6pm

Hobart’s wooded hills, signature features of the city, have long exposed it to a high risk of bushfire. Catastrophic conditions in 1967 and 2006 forewarned of the dangers to come and now, as the effects of climate change grip, they are ever increasing. How should Hobart prepare itself for the likelihood of bushfires on its doorstep? And what does the increased risk mean for the insurance industry and for the coverage Hobartians can expect to receive?

Dr Alexandra Syphard, Chief Scientist at innovative US insurer Sage Underwriters, presents a public lecture with serious lessons for Hobart: Why do houses burn in California wildfires? The state of the science and the future of the insurance industry across rapidly changing landscapes.

The event will be opened by Lord Mayor of Hobart, Councillor Anna Reynolds.

The lecture will be followed by an expert panel discussion and audience Q&A.

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Summary US scientist Dr Alexandra Syphard and an expert panel discuss what climate change means for insurance risk.
Start Date 29th Oct 2019 6:00pm (Refreshments from 5:30pm)
End Date 29th Oct 2019 7:30pm
Venue Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus
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