SPA’s Charles Scawthorn spoke on November 30, 2020 to the Port of San Francisco. More than 60 people attended. He provided an overview of San Francisco’s risk from fire following earthquake with a focus on the port and the role
An earthquake near Vancouver, British Columbia, could ignite hundreds of fires and cause $10 billion (Canadian dollars) of property damage. This amount is over and above shaking damage. So finds our Dr. Charles Scawthorn in a new study sponsored and
Charles Scawthorn on June 13-14, 2018 made two presentations at the AWWA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, on the topic of the PIPE algorithm (Pipe Importance and Priority Evaluation), a new method that solves for the first time the question of how to identify
Keith Porter represented the Engineering team at the April 18 release of the USGS-sponsored major report The HayWired earthquake scenario—Engineering implications which describes a hypothetical yet scientifically realistic earthquake sequence scenario in order to better understand hazards for the San Francisco Bay region during
Charles Scawthorn presented a paper at the 10th Water System Seismic Conference in Tainan City, Taiwan, October 2017, sponsored by the Taiwan, Japan and American Water Works Associations, on the topic of ” Determining Water Distribution System Pipe Replacement Given Random
Charles Scawthorn is co-author of a paper, ‘Water Distribution System Pipe Replacement Given Random Defects – Case Study of San Francisco’s Auxiliary Water Supply System‘, for the 2017 Pipelines Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in August 2017.
Keith Porter and Charles Scawthorn both participated in sessions at the Workshop, convened each July by Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado. Porter will be moderating a session on the Mitigation Saves project (click here ) and Scawthorn will be moderating
Charles Scawthorn gave a presentation at the May 2017 retirement party for Prof. Robert Geller of the University of Tokyo, speaking on “An engineer looks at M-S-G (2017)’s criticisms of PSHA”
Charles Scawthorn attended the 3rd Global Summit of the Global Alliance for Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) in Kyoto in May. He serves on the GADRI Board, and chaired a session during the Summit.
Keith Porter and Charles Scawthorn both participated in the first “All-Team” kick-off meeting for the HayWired scenario on April 24, 2017 at East Bay Municipal Utilities District in Oakland, sponsored by the USGS, Association of Bay Area Governments, Joint Venture Silicon Valley,