April 2019 Chapter Meeting

Assessing disaster resilience: from regional losses to household well-being” & “Lunch Discussion with Certis Solutions”

Speaker: Maryia Markhvida | PhD Candidate | Stanford University & Certis Solutions

When: April 18, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where: California State University, Sacramento | 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

A framework for modeling direct and indirect economic losses considering uncertainty will be presented. Furthermore, an extension of traditional seismic risk analysis that models the effect of disaster on the well-being of individual households will be shown. The model considers post-disaster changes in consumption as a metric to better capture the impact of earthquakes on individuals. It allows to make fair comparisons between different socio-economic groups, considering their ‘experience’ over the recovery period. Such a metric can also be used in design and assessment of equitable risk mitigation policies. A case study of the San Francisco Bay Area following a hypothetical magnitude 7.2 earthquake on the Hayward fault will be presented
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