University of California, Los Angeles
February 7—1 0, 2021

Lifelines 2021 Conference

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Conference Postponement to February 7-11, 2022

Due to continued impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic and goal to hold a safe in-person gathering, the conference organizers have decided to postpone the conference to February 7-11, 2022. Plans are currently being made to commemorate the 50-year anniversary for the San Fernando Earthquake on February 9, 2021 and hold periodic events throughout 2021 to enhance the overall experience, leading up to the February 2022 conference. More information will be provided as details come available.

San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering

Understanding, Improving, & Operationalizing Hazard Resilience for Lifelines

University of California, Los Angeles, California USA
February 7-11, 2022

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 worldwide, including water, wastewater, electric power, gas and liquid fuels, communications, transportation, and solid waste management systems.

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Special Guest Speakers

Masanori HamadaMasanori Hamada
Professor Emeritus — Waseda University
Chairman  — Asian Disaster Reduction Center

JenningsPaul C. Jennings
Professor of Civil Engineering and
Applied Mechanics, Emeritus

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena


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

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