Chapman University’s Environmental Science & Policy Program invites the community to join them for a conference on “Future Earthquakes in Southern California and Preparedness” on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 8:45AM to 5:30PM. The workshop will take place in Argyros Forum 209 and is free to attend for the community.

The all-day conference will include topics such as earthquake hazards in Orange County, Orange County’s planning efforts for when the large earthquake strikes, landslides, mudslides, and tsunamis, water utility resilience, emergency planning and preparedness, and community safety resilience. Register now. 

Speakers include experts from US Geological Survey, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Municipal Water District of Orange County, seismic risk app Temblor and southern California universities.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Ross S. Stein, CEO of Temblor – “From Fishnet Stockings to Falling Apples: Earthquake interactions on the scale of a fault to the planet”
  • Abhijit Ghosh, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside – “Earthquake Physics and Faults”
  • Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., P.E., California State University, Fullerton – “Earthquakes, Landslides & Mudslides”
  • Eldon Gath, President, Earth Consultants International – “The Santa Ana Mountains: Indenter Tectonics and the Earthquake Hazards of The OC’”
  • Jeff Ellis, PE, SE, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (structural engineering firm) – “Community Safety and Earthquake Resilience”
  • Jonathan P. Stewart – “Earthquake resilience of California’s water distribution systems”
  • Karl W. Seckel, P.E., Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) – “Orange County’s Planning Efforts for When the Large Earthquake Strikes”
  • Kelly Hubbard, Emergency Services Manager, Water Emergency Response Organization – “Water Utility Resilience through Emergency Planning & Preparedness”
  • Lisa Grant Ludwig, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine – “Earthquake and public health”
  • Ramesh Singh, Ph.D., Chapman University & Susan Hough, Ph.D. (USGS) – “Preparing for Future Earthquakes”
  • Tony Song, Ph.D. (JPL; has developed early warning post-tsunami GPS system) – “Tsunami Danger in Southern California”

Download the full program here.