"Disasters, Resilience and the Next Generation"
Yumei Wang, PE, M ASCE
The severity and consequences of disasters caused by natural hazards are greatly affected by the functionality of critical lifeline infrastructure after the events. The resilience of critical lifeline infrastructure – related to fuel, power, water, transportation, and communications – is essential for reducing the frequency and impact of future disasters. Currently, various lifeline systems are designed and operated independently; yet many systems depend on each other to function. A single failure in one lifeline system can lead to multiple failures across multiple systems and escalate into a much larger and more complex disaster. To prevent severe critical infrastructure failures and minimize the detrimental societal effects of major and regional disasters such as a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami, we need to develop new coordinated approaches among system designers and operators to better understand, integrate, and control the delivery of services.
Roundtable discussion to follow from 4 to 5 p.m.
All are welcome to attend the seminar and discussion.
Co-hosted by the OSU EERI Student Chapter.
Thursday, November 21 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Kearney Hall, 311
1491 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331