April Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Join your Chapter Colleagues at the April EERI-NC Chapter Meeting about Lifelines Interdependency! As always, light food and drink will be provided.

Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Arup office, 560 Mission Street, Suite 700, San Francisco
RSVP: chapterinfo@eerinc.org by Monday April 23rd (the meeting is free and open to all, but the guestlist is limited to the first 60 who respond and only those on the guestlist will be able to access the Arup office.)


Lifelines Interdependency Research, Lessons, and Mitigation Efforts Underway in the San Francisco Bay Area


Leonardo DueƱas-Osorio Dr. Leonardo Duenas-Osorio
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
Danielle Hutchings Ms. Danielle Hutchings
ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator
Laurie Johnson Dr. Laurie Johnson
Lifelines Interdependency Study Coordinator, CCSF Lifelines Council


Modern, technology-based societies rely heavily upon lifeline systems and increasingly expect zero-downtime performance in services. Recent earthquakes in Chile, Haiti, New Zealand, and Japan have shown that lifeline systems are both individually and collectively vulnerable, and that they are also highly interconnected and depend upon each other for restoration and recovery. Lifelines interdependency is an emerging field of earthquake/disaster research, and achieving resilient communities, means having lifeline systems that are both individually and collectively reliable.

This EERI Northern California Chapter meeting will feature a panel discussion on the emerging field of lifelines interdependency modeling and research as well as efforts underway in the San Francisco Bay Area, with leadership by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) Lifelines Council to understand lifeline interdependency in the region and develop more effective response and recovery strategies as well resilience-based guidelines for lifelines systems.

Register today at:


EERI Northern California Chapter | c/o EERI National | 499 14th Street Suite 320 | Oakland, CA 94612-1934 USA | chapterinfo@eerinc.org