Thursday, June 23, 2016

CPUC Speaker Series: An Advanced Safety Seminar on Interconnected Infrastructures (13 July)

CPUC's 21st Century Thought Leaders in Essential Industries Speaker Series

The CPUC is hosting this ongoing guest speaker series designed to stimulate thought and discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing California utility regulators and the Thoughtleaders Logoprivate sector industries impacted by state policies. Leading experts from around the world take center stage to offer their expertise and vision in areas such as communications, energy, water, transportation, the environment, green jobs, and more. These events are free and open to the public and take place in the CPUC's Auditorium at 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. The events are also viewable via video webcast in real time and also archived. 

July 13, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This is the first session in the CPUC’s new Advanced Safety Seminar Series, adopted as part of the CPUC’s 2016 Safety Action Plan. It will offer an introduction to interconnected infrastructures.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real time and archived via video webcast

WHO: - 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
- Emery Roe, Senior Research Associate at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

WHAT: The 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?

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