PI: Liesel Ritchie
NHC Research Project Team: Allison Madera, and Jamie Vickery
Funding Period: 2015 – 2016
Funder: U.S. Geological Survey

The purpose of the SAFRR HayWired Scenario Project was to foster the use of science in decision-making associated with earthquake events in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California. The Hazards Center team conducted the evaluation of this extensive scenario effort, which engaged multiple partners at local, regional, and national levels. The overarching purpose of the evaluation activities was to provide feedback and information to the USGS and its key stakeholders regarding the development, implementation, and immediate impacts (outcomes) of the Haywired Scenario. Key research questions were (1) How and to what extent did the Haywired Scenario Project activities and information provided as a result of the project enhance awareness and stimulate behavior change related to mitigation and preparedness among participating stakeholder organizations? And (2) How and to what extent did the Haywired Scenario Project enhance coordination and collective action around mitigation and preparedness through the formation of networks?