Jonathan P. Stewart, professor and chair of the UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, gave a talk in May on the seismic threats to California’s water transport at the public lecture series Distinctive Voices. The program, presented by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, is designed to increase science literacy.

While many Californians are familiar with the threat of earthquakes, Stewart noted the substantial vulnerability to the state’s water systems from major earthquake is not widely appreciated.

Stewart’s lecture is available online. The hour-long talk highlighted the efforts of UCLA research conducted in coordination with colleagues at the California Department of Water Resources, other California universities and water agencies, and research centers globally to address these problems.

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