Understanding, Improving & Operationalizing Hazard Resilience for Lifeline Systems

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The ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD), in partnership with The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is pleased to announce the San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 years of Lifeline Engineering (Lifelines 2021–2022).

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.