University of California, Los Angeles
February 7—11, 2022

Lifelines 2021 Conference

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

 February 9, 1971 San Fernando California Earthquake Photo

Commemorating 50-year Anniversary
of February 9, 1971, San Fernando Earthquake

Organized by Lifelines 2021 Conference Executive Committee, UCLA Samueli Engineering, and City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

February 9, 2021


The postponement of the Lifelines2021 conference to February 2022 does not change our interest in marking the anniversary of the San Fernando Earthquake on February 9, 2021. We are organizing two events on thThe postponement of the Lifelines2021 conference to February 2022 does not change our interest in marking the anniversary of the San Fernando Earthquake on February 9, 2021. We are organizing two events on this date jointly with the UCLA Samueli Engineering, the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and other entities.

The first of these events is planned to occur online at 8:00 am online ceremony. That event will consist of a series of short presentations and Q&A attended by (socially distanced) officials from the City of Los Angeles (including Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is expected to participate) and various utilities, the conference Executive Committee, and members of the press. The video will be posted to the conference website.

The second event will be an online seminar at noon on February 9, 2021, hosted by UCLA Samueli Engineering with presentations from Marty Adams (General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power), Steve Bohlen (Head, California Geological Survey), and Thomas D. O’Rourke (Professor, Cornell University). The topics of the seminars will relate to the 1971 event and progress in earthquake risk mitigation since that time. As a recipient of this newsletter, you will receive an invitation to attend this event via a web link and we hope you will join us. Register for the webinar.

 

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering - Logo  City of Los Angeles seal. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Logo

Online Ceremony Hosted by City of Los Angeles

 

Agenda:

 

8:00 am
Welcome
Marty Adams, LADWP GM

8:01 am
Remarks
Mayor Garcetti

8:10 am
Remarks
Marty Adams

8:20 am
Remarks
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, District 7: Sylmar area

8:25 am
Remarks
Councilmember John Lee, District 12: Granada Hills area

8:30 am
Remarks
TBA

8:35 am
Historical overview
Craig Davis, LADWP (Ret. Waterworks Eng., LADWP)

8:45 am
Prayer for victims
Rev. Christine Chakoian, Westwood Pres. Church

8:48 am
Q&A
Media

9:00 am
Adjourn

Online Seminar Hosted by UCLA Samueli Engineering

 

Agenda:

 

12:00 pm
Welcome
Jonathan Stewart, UCLA, Executive Committee

12:02 pm
Introduces EVC Emily Carter
Jayathi Murthy, UCLA Samueli Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean

12:05 pm
Remarks
Emily Carter, UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

12:10 pm
Presentation
Marty Adams. General Manager, LADWP

12:25 pm
Presentation: Legacy of 1971 San Fernando earthquake (remarks on the role of the event on advancing seismic safety and legislation in California).
Steve Bohlen, Head, California Geological Survey

12:35 pm
Presentation: What the 1971 earthquake taught us about the importance of lifelines infrastructure.
Thomas D. O’Rourke, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University

12:45 pm
Q/A
Moderated by Ertugrul Taciroglu

1:00 pm
Adjourn

Special Guest Speakers

Marty Adams - LADWPMarty Adams
General Manager 
LADWP

Steve Bohlen - California Geological SurveySteve Bohlen
Head
California Geological Survey

Craig Davis - Ret. LADWPCraig Davis
Ret. Waterworks Engineer
LADWP

Mayor Eric Garcetti - City of Los AngelesEric Garcetti
Mayor
City of Los Angeles

Jayathi Murthy Ronald and Valerie Sugar DeanJayathi Murthy
Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

O'RourkeT.D. O’Rourke
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

Jonathan Stewart - UCLAJonathan Stewart
Professor
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Conference Organizers

Collaborating Partners

ASCE Los Angeles

Supporting Organizations

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

American Logo

Gold Sponsors

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Logo
MWD

Silver Sponsors

Infraterra
JFE Logo
Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Logo
PPI
Structural Technologies

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitors

NEHRP
NIST