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The 5th Annual

Le Val Lund Lecture & Student Symposium

on Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience

Friday, November 15, 2019



Student Symposium

9:00AM to 4:30PM


Dinner and Lecture

5:30PM to 9:00PM


The Le Val Lund Lecture and Student Symposium on Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience intends to (1) promote interaction between engineering professionals, community leaders and organizations, educational and research institutions, and students, with a general focus around lifeline systems, and (2) improve lifeline infrastructure resilience to support resilient communities. 

2019 Le Val Lund Lecture

"Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Adaptive Design and Risk Management"


Friday, November 15, 2019 5:30PM to 9:00PM


Bilal M. Ayyub, PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE, Hon.M.ASME, F.SEI, F.SNAME, F.SRA is our 2019 ASCE Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction recipient. 

Dr. Ayyub is a University of Maryland Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His main research interests are risk, resilience, uncertainty, decisions, and systems applied to civil, mechanical, infrastructure, energy, defense and maritime fields. Dr. Ayyub is a distinguished member of ASCE, an honorary member of ASME, and a fellow of SEI, SRA and SNAME. He completed projects for governmental and private entities. He is the recipient of several awards and research prizes from ASCE, ASNE, ASME, ENR, the Department of the Army, etc. He has authored and co-authored more than 650 publications including 8 textbooks and more than 15 edited books. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. His most recent edited book on Climate-Resilient Infrastructure co-authored by members of the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate was selected as an ENR Newsmaker in 2017.

The LeVal Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction recognizes an individual for contributions to the practice of reducing risks to lifeline systems and preparing communities for natural and manmade hazards.


In his talk, Bilal M. Ayyub will give an overview of the driving forces and hazards associated with a changing climate, followed by methods for estimation of extreme events particularly related to precipitation and flooding and adaptive design within an adaptive risk management framework in the context of life-cycle engineering and economics.


2019 Le Val Lund Student Symposium


Friday, November 15, 2019      9:00AM to 4:30PM
All undergraduate and graduate level University projects and research applicable to Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience can participate including engineering, urban planning, economics, fire safety and public policy to name a few. Each selected and approved subject will have the opportunity to present a poster session and/or a 20-30 minute presentation at the Symposium in front of a large audience of distinguished professionals in the field and contemporaries.
Our Call for Abstracts has ended for the 2019 Symposium but if you'd like to inquire please email for any questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The Le Val Lund Symposium and Lecture is only possible with your continued support of the event through sponsorship's. We have many different levels available with varying benefits at each. For more information, please follow the link below or contact Ruwanka Purasinghe at

2019 Le Val Lund Sponsors




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The Le Val Lund Lecture and Student Symposium is organized by the following institutions:

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