MPAC: Exploring Lifeline Resilience

Description :

Join us for MPAC's January Dinner Program, Exploring Lifeline Resilience with speakers, Chris McMeen and Kirk Holmes.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at the HUB on the University of Washington campus.

4:45                       MPAC Committee Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm        Registration and No Host Social

5:30 - 6:00 pm        Dinner Service, Announcements

6:00 - 7:00 pm        Presentation and Q&A

7:00 pm                  Adjourn

Program Description

Regional Water Supply Resilience- the ability to provide an uninterrupted supply of safe, clean water - can be affected by natural occurrences such as earthquakes, drought, climate change and water quality conditions. The Water Supply Forum embarked on a project to help water utilities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties proactively evaluate the region's existing water supply systems resiliency and plan for potential water supply disruptions. Phase 1 of this project was done in 2015-16, identifying key risks to water supply. These included risks related to earthquakes, climate change, drought, and threats to water quality that could have regional impact.  Phase 2 was completed in 2018 and features more in-depth study of key topics, focusing largely on earthquake risks. Additional detailed information on appropriate approaches to climate change modeling, and response to water quality risks was also developed.

Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP): Critical Transportation -  The Washington State Transportation Systems project assessed the resilience of Washington State’s surface transportation systems to a Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake, and the ability of those systems to support post-disaster response and recovery activities. This project was undertaken as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP), and in close coordination with the project’s sponsor, the Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD), and other state, federal, regional, and local partners. The primary purpose of this project was to prioritize highway transportation routes that will be best able to reopen quickly following a CSZ earthquake to establish post-disaster emergency supply chains between federally designated Incident Support Bases (ISBs) located in central and eastern Washington and Federal Staging Areas (FSAs) located in western Washington.

Fee    $45.00 (APWA Members)

            $55.00 (Non-APWA Members)
            $10.00 (Students)
             $25.00 (UW Faculty)


Event Date & Time:

1/21/2020  4:00 PM - 1/21/2020  7:00 PM

Venue :

University of WA - HUB room 145
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle , WA , 98195

Contact Person :

Thomas Cheong
Email :
Phone : (000) 000-0000
Company : Perteet


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