Safety Measures for Landsliding in Kerala
2019 - Present
Investigations of still dangerous slopes in Idukki, where 2018 landslides damaged thousands of homes. Partnered with Kerala University, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), local officials.
Implementing Aizawl's Landslide Action Plan
2015 - Present
Local engineers, geologists, and professors learned in intensive field courses how to assess hazard risk, apply safe development regulations and map hazards, and reduce landslide risk.
Mentoring Women in Engineering and Geology
2013 - Present
A screening study of earthquake vulnerabilities and landslide hazards in Aizawl schools showed widespread risks to students, particularly from landslides and in seismically vulnerable private schools.
Reducing Extreme Landslide and Seismic Risk in Aizawl
2012 - 2015
A detailed scenario process engaged leaders and technical professionals in India’s most populous hill city to understand, assess and mitigate Aizawl’s very high risk of landslides and earthquakes.
Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Beneficiary Needs
2011 - 2012
A study of earthquake risk reduction activities, needs, and barriers, to help guide GEM’s future tool and resource development for users who are not risk assessment experts.
National Action Plans for School and Hospital Earthquake Safety
2010 - 2014
These consensus-based action plans, which include ways to prepare for and reduce risk in schools and health facilities, were adopted into national policy.
Annual India School Earthquake Drills
Students and staff of Tibetan schools in north India states first participated in a 2009 earthquake drill that now occurs annually and in many more schools across India.
Delhi Area School Earthquake Preparedness
2008 - 2015
Delhi Area, India
Volunteers from an engineering company’s local office taught students, faculty and parents about disaster risk, preparedness, and how to mitigate specific vulnerabilities in buildings.
Hospital Preparedness and Disaster Training
2007 - 2015
A manual and intensive training program for staff to back up utility systems, anchor objects, practice response, and prepare their hospitals to function through disasters.
Earthquake Safety of the Tibetan Community
2006 - 2009
An effort to develop seismic strengthening and protect contents for a key building, raise awareness, and prepare schools in the city that is home to the Tibetan government-in-exile.
Seismic Retrofit of Key Delhi Buildings
2002 - 2008
Engineers gained on-the-job experience to design and install retrofit solutions for a large school, which cost less than to rebuild and became a model.
Ludlow Castle School Retrofit
2002 - 2008
New Delhi, India
Delhi is located in a high seismic hazard zone, and thousands of school buildings are vulnerable to severe damage in an earthquake. We guided the seismic retrofit at a large school in the Delhi region, as part of a project to improve earthquake preparedness in the nation’s capital.
Earthquake Vulnerability of Gujarat Schools
2001 - 2002
This study found significant earthquake vulnerability in Gujarat public school buildings and recommended steps to reduce and mitigate the risk.
Global Earthquake Safety Initiative
1999 - 2001
Technical information about likely lethality of earthquakes in 21 cities-- including vulnerable aspects of the built environment, schools and hospitals--to help the cities prioritize risk mitigation efforts.