Cascadia Lifelines Program Webinar Series


Welcome back to the 2020-2021 Cascadia Lifelines Program Webinar series, sponsored by the Cascadia Lifelines Program! This year we will run several webinars covering a variety of topics from recent resilience research at Oregon State University and beyond as well as special guest lectures. Each webinar typically includes a 30-40 minute presentation followed by time for questions and discussion. Recordings of previous webinars available on this page for this year's webinars. Recordings of last year's webinars are available at:

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Webinar Registration Link Date and Time Title Presenter Abstract
Register Here Wednesday March 17, 1pm  Natural Hazards Reconnaissance with the RAPID Facility Dr. Joseph Wartman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the RAPID Facility, University of Washington, Seattle

Natural hazards and disaster reconnaissance investigations have provided important lessons for the research and practice communities that have greatly improved our scientific understanding of extreme events. However, many challenges remain, including improving our ability to model hazards, make decisions in the face of uncertainty, enhance community resilience, and mitigate risk. This presentation will highlight new, strategic approaches for geotechnical and geological engineering post-disaster field reconnaissance to reduce the risk of potential future geo-disasters. These strategic approaches involve acquiring and integrating data over various temporal, spatial, and social scales across disciplines. The presentation will also highlight the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility (known as the “RAPID”), which is part of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program, and discuss the RAPID's instrumentation portfolio, services, and capabilities, and training activities.

Stay Tuned! More to come later this academic year!


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Eugene Water and Electric Board
Portland Water Bureau
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