February 2018 Chapter Meeting

Evacuation Modeling to Reduce Human Vulnerability to Seismic Events

Speaker: Dr. Mathew Schmidtlein | California State University, Sacramento

When: February 22, 2018 | 6 PM

Where: California State University, Sacramento | Folsom Hall 1049

Increasing coastal populations mean that more people are exposed to coastal hazards such as tsunamis. Evacuation planning is an important tool in reducing human losses to tsunamis. This presentation describes the development of models used to estimate pedestrian evacuation times and show how those models can be used to help reduce human vulnerability to these potentially devastating events.