Lifelines Council

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Lifelines are the systems and facilities that provide services vital to the function of an industrialized society and important to the emergency response and recovery  after a natural disaster. These systems and facilities include communication, electric power, liquid fuel, natural gas, transportation (airports, highways, ports, rail and transit), water, and wastewater.

                -  American Society of Civil Engineering Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE), 2009



Click here to view the Lifelines Council Interdependency Study



Scope and Purpose

The San Francisco Lifelines Council seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

• Develop and improve collaboration in the City and across the region.
• Understand inter-system dependencies to enhance planning, restoration and reconstruction.
• Share information about recovery plans, projects and priorities.
• Establish coordination processes for lifeline restoration and recovery following a major disaster event.




Membership will consist of Executive Officers and Senior-level operational deputies of local and regional lifelines providers. For a list of current members, please see the Member Organizations page.