Earthquake Scenario Planning Workshop

On September 17 and 18th, 2008, EERI convened an invitational workshop in San Francisco to address how to better promote the development and use of earthquake scenarios. The workshop brought together individuals who have been involved in the development of recent scenarios with those who are beginning to move forward with plans for their own scenarios, as well as with representatives from communities that are just beginning to consider the possibility of embarking on such a journey. The two day workshop was a lively combination of presentations by those who have already developed scenarios and could provide guidance on how to gather specific information, with small working groups where participants discussed scenario organization and construction, leadership, consensus building, administrative support, logistics, ownership, promotion, PR, and fund raising. Recommendations from the workshop will be used to develop this website as a resource for scenario planning, as well as to develop a summary document. Presentations from the workshop are posted up here and visible by clicking on links in the agenda.