CREW Water Systems Resilience Symposium | July 2020

The 2020 CREW Water Symposium webinar series was a great success. We recorded all the presentations and Q & A sessions so that the information shared can continue to be accessed supporting the water community. CREW continues to work on providing opportunities to collaborate, educate and strengthen the regions earthquake mitigation and preparedness efforts.

The 2020 Water Utility Earthquake Resilience Symposium was held during the month of July on 6 webinars as part of the CREW Lifeline Resilience Series. The symposium was developed in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). Presenters included experts on water utilities and earthquake impacts. Each webinar closed with a Q&A panel discussion. Presentations and Q&A sessions can be found below.

Day 1 | Cascadia Region Earthquake Hazards

Tim Walsh, CREW President, Retired WA State Geologist

Harold Tobin, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Erin Wirth, USGS Seismologist

Day 1 Panel Discussion

Day 2 | Earthquake Effects on Water and Sewer Systems Planning for Liquefaction

William Perkins, Shannon and Wilson

Donald Ballantyne, Ballantyne Consulting

Day 2 Panel Discussion

Day 3 | Emergency Response and Mutual Aid

Phil Brun, City of Napa, California (Presentation PDFs)

California WARN – Jim Wollbrinck

Idaho WARN – Chris Johnson

Oregon WARN – Ronnie Mompellier

Washington WARN – Ned Worcester

Day 3 Panel Discussion

Day 4 | Science Tools for Planning and Response

David Wald, USGS, Real-time Earthquake Information Products R&D Coordinator

Lucy Walsh, University of Oregon and PNSN

Dan Ervin, Varius, Inc

Day 4 Panel Discussion

Day 5 | Mitigation, Building Resilience Over Time

Teresa Elliott, P.E. Chief Engineer, Portland Water Bureau

Mike Britch, P.E., MPA, Tualatin Valley Water District

Sri Rajah, Ph.D., P.E., S.e., G.E., P.Eng, CDMSmith

Rachel Lanigan, RH2 Engineering

Day 5 Panel Discussion

Day 6 | Overview of Mitigation Funding Programs

Christina Wollman, Perteet

Amie Bashant, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Oregon

Tim Cook, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Washington

Here is WAEMD Tim Cook’s Benefit Cost Analysis 101 User Guide that he mentioned in his presentation.

Day 6 Panel Discussion