Advanced Safety Seminar on Interconnected Infrastructures

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold an Advanced Safety Seminar on Interconnected Infrastructures on July 13, 2016. The Advanced Safety Seminar Series was adopted as part of the CPUC’s 2016 Safety Action Plan, and this Advanced Safety Seminar is a joint presentation with the CPUC’s Thought Leaders Speaker Series.

This discussion will focus on interconnected infrastructures, such as electricity, gas, communications, transportation, and water, and will address questions such as: who manages the risk between interconnected infrastructures; what are some examples of cascading risk between interconnected infrastructures; how do risk managers identify the connections between different infrastructures to increase safety and reliability; and what are the respective roles for industry, government, and academia?

The speakers will be:  Paul R. Schulman, Professor of Government at Mills College and a Senior Research Associate at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management; and Emery Roe, Senior Research Associate at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.

Although a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may be in attendance, no official CPUC action will be taken at this event.

This Advanced Safety Seminar is free and open to the public, and will be webcast at: http://www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc/

Location: 
CPUC: 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:30