USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series
Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding - Shining a Light into the Black Box that is HEC-LifeSim
Two, 2-hour webinars
Oct. 7 - 8, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 am MDT
Eligible for 4 PDHs
Several Federal agencies, as well as dam and levee owners have made significant efforts over the years to better understand and quantify the risk of their dam and levee portfolios. The dam and levee safety community is relatively familiar with potential failure mode analysis and estimating failure likelihoods, but there is less familiarity with estimating the consequences of failure. Quantifying consequences can be done in varying levels of detail and there are several tools available to perform these estimates, one of which is USACE’s Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (HEC) LifeSim, which provides a detailed look at flood impacts and evacuation.
The workshop will highlight how HEC-LifeSim was developed to effectively support reduction of life-safety risks associated with flooding; evaluate existing and residual risks against tolerable risk guidelines; calculate life loss and economic damages; understand life loss dynamics associated with floods; and create or improve existing emergency action plans (EAPs).
The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of dam and levee safety risk assessment activities and consequence estimates used within the decision-making process at all levels, specifically using HEC-LifeSim, a software tool for estimating economic damages and life loss.
The workshop is designed for dam and levee owners and regulators, hydraulic engineers, consequence modelers, and young professionals to get familiar with the software and its uses.
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Woodrow "Woody" Fields, P.E.
Joanna Leu, P.E.
Jason Needham, P.E.
Paul Risher, P.E.
Registration and Cancellation Policy
No registration is confirmed until full payment is received. Seating is limited and only those with paid status are guaranteed a workshop seat. Cancellations must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive refunds as stated below:
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