Earthquake Preparedness Initiative


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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), in partnership with the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, has launched a new initiative to help local cities and counties protect Southern California communities and economies from the disruption that a major earthquake would cause. The initiative kicked off with a series of regional seminars, led by Dr. Jones, for local civic leaders. The seminars reviewed the risks of a major regional earthquake and the most effective approaches for preparation, including strengthening infrastructure and reviewing building safety codes. The initiative will continue through 2017, with workshops that will give local leaders the tools necessary for building the resilience that keeps natural disasters from becoming catastrophes.


Webinar – Seismic Resilient Pipelines with Cornell Professor Thomas O’Rourke

July 18, 2018

To share what makes water pipelines seismically durable, what the current vulnerabilities are, and how to best strengthen our existing system, SCAG in partnership with Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society provided a special webinar with world renown expert Thomas O’Rourke.


Webinar – Rain after the Fire: Mud Slides and Debris Flows

February 5, 2018

To better prepare our member jurisdictions, SCAG in partnership with the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society held a special webinar on Monday, Feb. 5.