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A Seismic Shift in Perception: Taking Bold Steps to Mitigate Earthquake Risk

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Join RNPN esteemed panelists for a robust discussion on earthquake risk across America.

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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Event Details

Annualized earthquake losses in the United States are estimated to be approximately $6 billion per year. Join our esteemed panelists for a robust discussion on earthquake risk across America. How is earthquake risk perceived? How can we finance activities that reduce earthquake impacts at the state, local, tribal, territorial, commercial, and residential levels? What barriers do we face implementing creative solutions for seismic retrofits? How can we leverage collaborative partnerships to take the bold steps necessary as we take action to mitigate earthquake risk nationally? We hope to address these questions and more during this Resilience Exchange panel session.

Featured speakers include:

Moderator:  Dr. David Applegate, Ph.D., Associate Director for Natural Hazards Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Geological Survey

Panelists: Jessica Chappell, SE, Vice-Chair, Utah Seismic Safety Commission

Shelly Haack, Project Manager, Prosper Portland

Rong-Gong Lin II, Staff Writer Specializing in Earthquake Safety Issues, L.A. Times

Mark Wilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Charleston, SC

Event Contact

Bradley Dean - bradley.dean@fema.dhs.gov

Last updated April 21, 2021