San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering
Understanding, Improving, & Operationalizing Hazard Resilience for Lifelines
University of California, Los Angeles, California USA
February 7-10, 2021
The February, 9, 1971 San Fernando California Earthquake was a devastating yet seminal event which, for the first time, demonstrated the seismic threat to lifelines that fundamentally support our modern livelihoods. The knowledge gained from this event initiated the study of lifeline systems world-wide, including water, wastewater, electric power, gas and liquid fuels, communications, transportation, and solid waste management systems.