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AEG is currently accepting nominations for several different awards. Please see a list of awards currently accepting nominations and related due dates.
For questions regarding any of these awards, please contact AEG Headquarters.
- Claire P. Holdredge Award for a publication judged to be an outstanding contribution to the Engineering Geology profession – Due March 15, 2019
- Floyd T. Johnston Award for outstanding and faithful service to the association – Due March 15, 2019
- Douglas R. Piteau Award for a young professional that has excelled in one or more of the following areas: technical accomplishment, service to the association, and service to the engineering geology profession – Due March 15, 2019
- Terzaghi Mentor Award recognizing individuals for their achievements as mentors throughout their career - Due March 15, 2019
- Advocacy Award for accomplishments of one or more effective advocates for geological practice – Due March 31, 2019
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"The Changing Times of Engineering Geology at Dams and Levees"
The Dams Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is currently accepting abstracts for presentations for this symposium that will be a minimum of one-day and part of the 2019 AEG Annual Meeting. The presentations for the 2019 AEG Annual Meeting will be held in stunning and vibrant city of Asheville, North Carolina from Sept. 17-22, 2019.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
This will be the 12th Dams Symposium held at an AEG Annual Meeting. The symposium has historically been one to two and a half days of exciting and relevant presentations about dams and their foundations.
- Impacts of climate change on dams (structure, spillway capacity, monitoring, etc);
- Reservoir operations under climate change;
- Storage capacity options to mitigate risk due to extreme weather;
- Effects of climate change and dam construction on riverine ecosystems;
- Environmental impacts of dams and reservoirs;
- Risk Analysis/Risk Informed Decision making related to geology;
- Geologic impacts to dam safety and dam design;
- North Carolina Dam Safety Practice;
- Dam safety evaluations;
- Foundation improvements;
- Investigation techniques and instrumentation;
- Lessons learned from notable case histories;
- Special geologic considerations for off stream reservoirs;
- Landslide impacts on dams;
- Geologic concerns for levee evaluation and design
Abstracts should be submitted by May 1, 2019 and need to follow these criteria; however, abstracts should ALSO be submitted via e-mail to: Visty P. Dalal, at firstname.lastname@example.org; and Gary Rogers at email@example.com.
Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation at the conference by the Dams Technical Working Group. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be provided via email by June 1, 2019.
More information regarding the Annual Meeting Technical Program can be found on the Annual Meeting website.
REGISTER TODAY for the 62nd AEG Annual Meeting!
First Advocacy Award was Made at 2018 Annual Meeting
The AEG Advocacy Committee hosted the first AEG Advocacy Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This annual award is to recognize and showcase the accomplishments of one or more effective advocates for geological practice. In 2018, the AEG Advocacy Award was presented to Jennifer Bauer.
In 2019, the AEG Advocacy Award again will be made to the person or group whose advocacy and outreach work best promotes the value of geological practice among the general public and/or a legislative body.
Recognized efforts may include:
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 AEG Advocacy Award is Sunday, March 31. All nominations should be sent via email to Eldon Gath. They will be reviewed and evaluated by the members of the AEG Advocacy Committee. The decision of the AEG Advocacy Committee is final.
- Proactive outreach to mainstream media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach using social media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach to a legislative body, in anticipation of or in response to, specific legislation or legislative inclination that involves some aspect of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach to a museum, university, local or tribal government, or similar organization that results in raising the overall public awareness of the value of geological practice; or
- Proactive outreach, using any relevant means, toward any relevant outcome that beneficially raises the public awareness of geological practice.
The bulk of the advocacy and outreach work achieved within each nomination should have been completed within the past three years. Nominations that have been previously submitted are welcome to submit in future years.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Each nomination should include the name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and affiliation for the nominee. There is no specific form needed. In the case of a group nomination, the main point-of-contact will be shown with full information listed above, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address for each individual in the group.
The nomination will also include a short essay or listing of the nominee's efforts and their outcomes. The essay or listing will not exceed 300 words. Up to three photographs are welcome, but not required. Photo captions will be limited to 20 words each, and do not count toward the 300-word limit.
At its discretions, the AEG Advocacy Committee has the option to not make an AEG Advocacy Award in any year. An engraved plaque and a small honorarium will be awarded to the AEG Advocacy Award winner at the AEG Annual Banquet.
The recipient of the AEG Advocacy Award, as well as other nominees, may have their nominations included in one or more articles in the AEG News and/or The AEG Insider. In future years, previous winners will not be eligible for three years after their award.
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The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), Dams Technical Working Group, is proud to present a workshop that focuses on the role and contribution of engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers in the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process in managing dam and levee safety programs. Risks associated with geological potential failure modes and communicating these conditions to the Risk Assessment (RA) team will be emphasized, including the methodology and implementation of RA for dam and levee foundations.
We invite you to join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado, for this three-day workshop featuring expert instructors in the use and implementation of RIDM for RAs. Registration will include breakfast and lunch each day and a welcome reception on the first night.
Engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers who are mid to senior level and anticipate being involved in RIDM or a RA relating to engineering geology and geological failure modes for a dam or levee SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP. It is anticipated that attendees will be participating in some component of dam safety programs (field investigations, risk assessment and elicitations, review, etc.), or they will be performing RAs.
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Sponsorships are still available. Sponsoring at AEG's Workshop on Risk Assessments for Dam and Levee Foundations is effective advertising that builds lasting recognition and good will for your company. For complete details, visit conference website.
Event Sponsors: Gannett Fleming and Schnabel Engineering
Giveaway Sponsor: Lettis Consultants International
Reception Sponsor: RJH Consultants
Breakfast Sponsor: GeoEngineers
Break Sponsor: Matrix Construction Products
Exhibitors: Gannett Fleming, Schnabel Engineering, Lettis Consultants International, Authentic Drilling, Collier Consulting, ConeTec, Gregg Drilling, Hayward Baker, IDS GeoRadar and Matrix Construction Products
- Doug Boyer, FERC and formerly USACE RMC and Reclamation
- Pete Shaffner, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Gregg Scott, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Nate Snorteland, RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Dan Osmun, HDR and formerly Reclamation
- Andy Hill, USACE RMC
- Keith Kelson, USACE RMC
- Chuck Redlinger, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Mike George, BGC and formerly UC Berkeley
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AIPG is currently accepting abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations for the 56th American Institute of Professional Geologists National Conference that will be held in Burlington, Vermont, from Sept. 14-17, 2019. General topics include, but are not limited to, energy, mining, paleontology, water, mapping and environmental geology.
How To Submit an Abstract
To have your abstract considered for a presentation or poster, please go to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract online by Monday, May 6. Abstracts must be in Word format, single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, and should not exceed one page. No tables or pictures will be accepted. You will be notified by Friday, May 17, if your abstract has been accepted. Technical presentations will be scheduled on Monday, Sept. 16, and Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Authors who wish to publish a paper in AIPG's The Professional Geologist (TPG) can contact AIPG for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Geosciences Institute
To support National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16), an initiative of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sharing a wealth of groundwater science resources.
AGI's Critical Issues Program includes links to dozens of articles, factsheets, case studies, maps and online courses that explain groundwater information in a way that is relevant and useful to state and local decisionmakers.
And in the open letter, "Let's Talk About Water," AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book discusses the importance of groundwater science and highlights additional water science resources from AGI and its member and associate societies.
Why the fuss? Groundwater is the world's most extracted natural resource, according to NGWA, an AGI member society. Without groundwater to support our ecosystems and provide a source of drinking water, life as we know it would not be possible.
"During Groundwater Awareness Week, let's all take a moment to appreciate how important water is to us," says Anderson Book. "The next drink of water you take, give a little thanks to your groundwater scientists for bringing clean water to your home."
AGI will be sharing a different post about groundwater each day of the week on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GWAW. Connect with us, and let's talk about water!
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has announced plans to restructure its organization to ensure high-quality, ongoing services to its member organizations, program partners and the wider geoscience community.
AGI is implementing staff reductions, streamlining and reorganizing to continue uninterrupted service to stakeholders. Recognizing that these are challenging times for organizations in the geoscience community, AGI will share lessons learned with stakeholders and members, as part of its tradition of collaborative leadership.
"AGI has proudly provided a unified voice for the geoscience community for more than 70 years," says AGI Executive Director Allyson K. Anderson Book. "As we look to the future along with our member organizations across the geosciences, we understand that emerging demands are challenging us to be willing to change and respond in new ways."
"We are confident that the changes we are undertaking today here at AGI will provide a strong, more resilient future for the geosciences tomorrow," said AGI President Rodney C. Ewing.
University of Tokyo via ScienceDaily
Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could spell the difference between life and death. Researchers demonstrate a new earthquake detection method — their technique exploits subtle telltale gravitational signals traveling ahead of the tremors. Future research could boost early warning systems.
University of California via Phys.org
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and UC Riverside found that inland river dams can have highly destructive effects on the stability and productivity of coastline and estuarine habitats. The study was published March 13 in Science Advances.
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