Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington
- Technical Day -

Friday, February 16th, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM

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The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Northwest Geological Society will jointly host the 2018 symposium Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington.  The symposium will take place at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center over three days, including a Technical Day, a Public Day, and a Field Trip.

The Technical Day, Friday, February 16th, 2018 will feature presentations by technical experts about the latest research on earth hazards in western Washington.

Speaker Lineup:

  • Brian F. Atwater, Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey; Affiliate Professor, University of Washington - A Quarter Century Ago Along the Seattle Fault

  • Stephen Slaughter, Landslide Hazards Mapping Program Coordinator, Washington Geological Survey - The Washington Geological Survey’s Landslide Hazard Mapping Program

  • Alison Duvall, University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences - Dating Deep Landslides: Two Cases from the Pacific NW

  • Brian L.  Sherrod, Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey - Earthquake Hazards in Western Washington: Insights from Paleoseismology and New Directions

  • Rex Flake, Department of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University - PANGA:  Geodetic Solutions for Cascadia and Beyond

  • Paul Bodin, Manager and Interim Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Interim Washington State Seismologist; Research Professor, University of Washington - ShakeAlert: Capabilities, Challenges, and Status of Earthquake Early Warning for the US West Coast

  • Jim Struthers, Chief Engineering Geologist, Washington State Department of Transportation - Highway Infrastructure and Slope Hazards - Managing and Responding to Risk from Unstable Slopes

  • Carrie Garrison-Laney, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Washington Sea Grant - Salish Sea Tsunami Sources

  • Randall J. LeVeque, University of Washington, Boeing Professor of Applied Mathematics - Tsunami Modeling and Hazard Assessment

  • Andy Lockhart, U.S. Geological Survey, Volcanologist and Geophysicist, Cascades Volcano Observatory - Upgrading the Mt Rainier Lahar Detection System

  • John Bethel - King County Geomorphologist (retired) - Channel Migration Hazards and Regulation in Washington State

  • Scott R. Beason, Park Geologist, Mount Rainier National Park - Aggradation, Debris Flows and Flooding Hazards at Mount Rainier National Park

  • Andy Haub, Water Resource Director, City of Olympia - Olympia's Response to Sea Rise

  • TJ McDonald, Hazards Information Coordinator, City of Seattle - How Scientists Can Help EMD


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Additionally, there is an all-day geologic field trip to Whidbey Island to see evidence of landslides, active faulting, and tsunamis, Sunday February 18th.  Registration is available via the above link.

*** Thank you to our generous sponsors ***


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