New NRC Earthquake Resilience Report

The National Research Council has released its report, National Earthquake Resilience: Research, Implementation and Outreach. The report uses the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) strategic plan to recommend a road map of national needs in research, knowledge transfer, implementation, and outreach to provide the tools to make the United States more earthquake resilient. The 20-year road map identifies 18 specific task elements required to improve national earthquake resilience, and estimates the annual cost of implementing the roadmap to earthquake resilience at $306.5 million per year for the first five years. Engineering geologist Robert Bauer is one of the committee authors of this report.