Speaker: Craig A. Davis
Affiliation: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Dr. Craig A. Davis, Water System Resilience Program Manager and Seismic Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, will present: “Infrastructure Resilience, Implementing a Seismic Resilience Program for the Los Angeles Water System”.

Summary:
The Los Angeles Water System is implementing a Seismic Resilience and Sustainability Program as part of a larger plan to improve the City’s seismic resilience as outlined in the Resilience by Design report released by the Mayor. The Water System Resilience and Sustainability Program comprehensively integrates into all aspects of water system business. The purpose is to continually improve the Water System seismic resilience in a manner that ensures its sustainability and improves the resilience and sustainability of Los Angeles. Water System resilience is critical for providing the water delivery, quality, quantity, fire protection, and functionality service categories, all necessary for supporting community resilience. The goal of a resilient Water System is to limit the total number of service losses and restore the water service categories as rapidly as possible while protecting property, life safety, and the regional social and economic stability. This presentation will review Water System resiliency and sustainability then provide brief descriptions of recommendations and potential tasks which may be implemented to accomplish the recommendations.

Biography:
Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., PE, GE is the Water System Resilience Program Manager and the Seismic Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Water System. Formerly he held the positions of Geotechnical Engineering and Trunk Line Design Manager and oversaw nearly a billion dollars in the dam and reservoir development, large diameter pipeline installations, and Water System seismic improvement programs. Dr. Davis is currently developing a comprehensive LA Water System seismic resilience and sustainability program.  He is a California licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University in San Louis Obispo, CA, an M.S. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural earthquake engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with emphasis in geotechnical earthquake engineering from the University of Southern California in 2000.  He has worked for the LADWP since 1987 where he has investigated and evaluated numerous dams, managed several multimillion dollar projects, and implemented unique and innovative designs.  Dr. Davis is appointed to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR).  He is the founding Executive Committee chairperson for the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division.  Dr. Davis participates in many other national and international professional committees involved in geotechnical engineering and lifeline system resilience and is the founding vice president of the International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering.  He is involved in the utilization of seismic pipes and instigating development of a resilient pipe industry.  He was honored with the ASCE 2016 Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction.  Dr. Davis has published over 100 technical papers and also organized and coordinated numerous international workshops and symposiums on geotechnical engineering and lifeline system resilience.

Date/Time:
Date(s) - Feb 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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