Webinar: LIFELINE INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM RESILIENCE: Exploring what is it and how we can implement
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LIFELINE INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM RESILIENCE: Exploring what is it and how we can implement
Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST
Cost: Free for EERI Members, $50 for non-EERI Members
Speaker: CRAIG A. DAVIS, Ph.D., PE, GE
Lifeline infrastructure system resilience - prior to and following disruptions due to natural or technological hazards - is intimately linked to and supports community resilience. Lifelines are interdependent socio-technical systems vital in the day-to-day operations of our communities and their basic services are essential for community recovery after earthquakes and other extreme events. Lifelines include electric power, gas and liquid fuel, water and wastewater, telecommunication, and multi-modal transportation systems. This webinar will identify features that make lifeline systems resilient. Functionality and operability are continuous expressions useful for measuring lifeline system resilience. These expressions are explored along with the basic lifeline services and their recoveries needed to ensure communities can achieve their resilience objectives. The concept of functional recovery is being further developed by FEMA and NIST as part of the 2018 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization and is closely related to operability. Attendees will gain an understanding of key concepts needed for lifeline systems to be resilient to earthquakes and other hazards and insight into the needed future work to fully operationalize lifeline system resilience using functionality, operability, and functional recovery measurements.