Webcast # 2 - Building a More Resilient State to Earthquake Hazards: The Resilient Washington State Initiative

Join CREW for the second in the Earthquake Recovery and Mitigation Webcast Series. John Schelling, Earthquake/Tsunami Program Manager for Washington State Emergency Management will be our speaker on February 22, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM PST with the following presentation:

Building a More Resilient State to Earthquake Hazards: The Resilient Washington State Initiative  - The Washington State Seismic Safety Committee (SSC) initiated a project in 2009 with the purpose of providing a long-lasting blueprint for improving Washington’s resilience to damaging earthquakes. Such a framework includes more effective seismic mitigation policies and recommendations for legislation to improve and enhance statewide seismic safety within a 50-year time frame. Using a new definition of ‘resilience’ and five guiding values, the Resilient State Committee engaged key experts and stakeholders within Critical Services, Housing &  Economic Development, Transportation, and Utilities Sectors in public and private industry to:

·         Evaluate the current condition of infrastructure in the state relative to earthquake resilience.

·         Develop targets for the desired level of performance.

·         Develop target time frames for the restoration of services.

·         Provide recommendations for statewide action to achieve desired targets. 

The Resilient Washington State effort was inspired by a similar effort undertaken by the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR).

Presenter: John Schelling

John Schelling is the Earthquake/Tsunami Program Manager for Washington State Emergency Management and a CREW Board Director.  He is responsible for managing the seismic and natural hazard safety efforts in the state through the earthquake, tsunami, and volcano programs.  He staffs the Washington State Seismic Safety Committee, Chairs the State/Local Tsunami Work Group and is currently serving as the State Co-Chair of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program’s Mitigation & Education Subcommittee. In addition to his emergency management expertise, John has an extensive background in state and local government with an emphasis on policy analysis, land use planning, and implementation of smart growth strategies. John received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida and Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 10 AM

Please register here:  https://crewevents.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=crewevents

Once you are registered, an automated email providing web address and call-in information for the webcast will be sent to you. Please note that you must dial-in via phone to hear the presentation.  Presentation materials will be readily available during the presentation. The presentation is limited to 100 participants only.