The NHERI SimCenter organized and hosted an engaging and successful 2 day workshop, “Simulation and Data Needs to Support Disaster Recovery Planning”. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the workshop was held on January 30-31, 2020, at UC Berkeley, and was attended by sixty researchers and experts from around the country. It presented an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between researchers, developers, and end-users of simulation tools, data, and results for regional risk assessments. The workshop engaged and connected experts and stakeholders from various segments of the disaster-science community through plenary and breakout sessions with the aim to identify where computational simulation tools, under development by the SimCenter and other groups, can support the work of various government agencies and organizations to promote resilience from natural disasters.
The workshop fostered discussions and knowledge transfer across hazards (ground shaking, wind, and water), between disciplines (engineering, economics, social science), and among various roles in the community (stakeholder, researcher, analyst). The workshop agenda, presentations, and notes can be accessed at https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/knowledge-hub/workshops/disaster-recovery-planning/.
Overarching themes gathered from workshop discussions are the following:
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