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

Lifelines 2021 Conference

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Over 400 Abstracts Accepted

Update: March 2021

Conference Postponement 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.

Joint Japan-US Symposium on Assessment, Management, and Governance for Infrastructure Resilience, April, 2021

The Japan Society of Civil Engineers and the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division have jointly developed a framework which illustrates how elements of infrastructure resilience are connected with the resilience of the community. The framework enables collaboration across different fields of expertise. This sympoium consists of four online 90-minute sessions, each presented on a different day over a two-week period (April 13, 15, 27, and 29). Additional information including registration, links to pre-recorded presentation videos, and a white paper on the framework are available at:

Energy Sector Panel Webinar

April 6, 2021 12PM to 1PM Pacific Time

As part of the Lifelines2021-22 conference event series, an on-line panel discussion will be held focusing on the energy sector to address the challenges faced and overcome by these systems following the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake. The main theme for discussion will cover lessons learned and implemented since the 1971 earthquake, and the plans and policies to make the energy sector lifeline systems more resilient to hazards from future events. Following a keynote presentation, the session a moderators will ask questions to panel members and allow time for response. The questions will be pre-defined by the moderators and taken live from the audience.

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

Conference Organizers

Collaborating Partners

ASCE Los Angeles
ASCE Los Angeles

Supporting Organizations


Platinum Sponsors

American Logo

Gold Sponsors

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Logo

Silver Sponsors

JFE Logo
Lettis Consultants International, Inc. Logo
Structural Technologies

Bronze Sponsors

Coffee Break Sponsors