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Enhancing Resilience Against Multiple Hazards

Location : Arlington, Virginia United States   
Date : 29-Jun-2006   Thursday  
Time : 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Type:  Conferences  
The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) is sponsoring a one-day program that is open to representatives from federal agencies, congressional staff, policy think tanks, and the practicing community of architects, engineers, owners, other corporate stakeholders, and emergency managers from around the United States. 

The purpose of the program is to present current and future developments on the state-of-the-art in applied research to enhance the disaster resilience of communities nationwide, starting from the concept and metrics of resilience developed initially for earthquake hazards mitigation but applicable to the broader all-hazard framework ¬? up to examples of applications for a range of critical facilities in collaboration with government and industry partners.

Plenary and breakout sessions will discuss resilience metrics in detail, drawing upon research developments and practitioners¬? perspectives for applying resilience metrics to:

  • Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery via Remote Sensing Technologies
  • Evaluation & Retrofit of Geographically Distributed Lifeline (Utility) Systems
  • Design & Retrofit of Critical Infrastructure and Facilities (Hospitals, Highways  & other Structures)

A luncheon presentation will review observations from MCEER¬?s Post-Hurricane Katrina Reconnaissance Investigations, and a banquet presentation on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) will be delivered by NEHRP Director, John (Jack) R. Hayes Jr., of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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