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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Welcome to our 20th IAEG Connector! The congress is over, and we are all balancing the budgets and tying up the loose ends! I attached another field trip photo from the Sonoma field trip plus two photos from the closing ceremony where we took a photo of the outgoing executive committee and also a photo of the new officers on the new executive committee.
October 18, 2018, is International Geoethics Day. IAEG is affiliated with IAPG (International Association of Promoting Geoethics), and they are celebrating this special day in 10 days. Ethics are at the heart of all we do as applied geologists!
The earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were incredible, and I have included some very interesting science articles about it too.
Have a super week!
Scott Burns, President, IAEG
|Group photo from IAEG field trip to Sonoma County
Field trip on Saturday of the congress to the Sonoma County with Bill McCormick and Scott Burns as leaders.
|IAEG welcomes newly elected Executive Committee
Outgoing Executive Committee of IAEG
From left to right: Scott Burns, President; Jeff Keaton, VP North America first half; Mark Eggers, VP Australasia; Martin Culshaw, editor of the bulletin; Louis von Rooy, PV Africa; Carlos Delgado, Past President; Jean Alain Fleurisson, Treasurer; Rafig Azzam, VP Europe; Eldon Gath, VP North America second half; Not pictured: Faquan Wu, Secretary General; Maria Heloisa Barros de Oliveira Frasca, VP South America; Giorgio Lollino, VP Europe; Yogendra Deva, VP Asia. (Photos by Chris Mathewson)
Photo of the newly elected Executive Committee for IAEG taken at the Closing Ceremony in San Francisco.
From left to right: Scott Burns, Past President; Resat Ulusay, Editor of Bulletin; Kingdom Simeon Abam, VP Africa; Jean Hutchinson, VP North America; Jean Alain Fleurisson, Treasurer; Rafig Azzam, President; Doug Johnson, VP Australasia; Vassilis Marinos, VP Europe; Not pictured: Faquan Wu, Secretary General; Louis Wong, Editor; Tan Huiming, VP Asia; Bo-An Jang, VP Asia; Norberto Jorge Bejerman, VP South America; Eugene Vosnesensky, VP Europe. (Photos by Chris Mathewson)
Geology Applied to Engineering represents a thorough and up-to-date textbook for courses in Applied PhysicaI Geology, Geology for Engineers and Engineering Geology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It
contains appropriate information for geologists and engineers who are involved in designing and constructing
engineering structures, as all structures are located either on the Earth or in the Earth, or composed of earth
materials. This textbook also provides the fundamentals of subject material included in the Examination for
Professional Licensure of Geologists, a growing need for geologists who work in the public sector.
AEG - Coastal Hazards Forum
The Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is hosting a Coastal Hazards Professional Forum at Dauphin Island Sea Lab and is currently accepting abstracts for presentations at this three-day forum event. One-full day and two additional half-day sessions will be devoted to technical and regulatory policy issues with a half-day field trip around the barrier beach island included and an optional half-day tour of the marine laboratory facilities. Keynote speakers, student poster sessions, exhibitor displays and a banquet will be available to attendees of this First AEG Coastal Hazards Forum held at Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus in Alabama from Jan. 7-10, 2019.
Potential session topics are anticipated to include:
Session 1: Sea Level Rise & Impact on Addressing Coastal Emergencies
The forum will offer the opportunity to discuss current shoreline protection methods, coastal hazard policies, and project planning with increased attention to sea level change resiliency and long term public use regulations in the geologic environment.
Session 2: Wetland Loss - Does It Increase Coastal Hazards?
Session 3: Sediment Transport Modeling & Long-Range Planning
Session 4: Coastal Subsidence & Salt Water Intrusion Issues
Session 5: Coastal Engineering & Storm Damage Reduction
Session 6: Urban Development & Coastal Hazards
Session 7: Developing Sustainable & Resilient Projects
Session 8: What are the Impacts of Regulatory Policies?
Session 9: Reducing Emergency Response Time
Session 10: Intergovernmental Policies
Session 11: Improving Communication & Public Outreach
Abstracts should be submitted here by Thursday, Nov. 1, and limited to 500 words for publication in the program with abstracts. To login, use "aeg" as the username and "coastal2018" for the password. Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation at the forum by the Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be provided via email by Saturday, Dec. 1.
Thursday, Oct. 18, at 12 a.m.
International Association for Promoting Geoethics — IAPG in Rome, Italy
Nepal Geological Society
Nepal Geological Society is one of the most dynamic professional organizations in
Nepal and is well-known for its continuing academic and professional activities in national as
well as international level since its establishment. One of the main focuses of this society is to
provide platforms to the national as well as international geoscientists for sharing their
research ﬁndings and establishing international networks for the advancement of research and
development in the ﬁeld of geosciences and engineering. It has more than 800 members out of
which nearly one-third are international scientists.
The Joint Technical Committee of the FedIGS has organized in Hong Kong the 2nd JTC1 workshop on "Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides."
The workshop, which is co-organized by the Hong Kong Geotechnical Society, the Geotechnical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will take place at HKUST Dec. 3-5.
As you know, the JTC1 workshops are intended to deal with advanced scientific topics of interest for the geo-engineering community. A goal of these workshops is also to leave room and enhance the activity of young researchers.
The event will include four keynote lectures delivered by outstanding scientists, the Hutchinson Lecture, a Hungr Oration, eight special lectures presented by young researchers and a bechmarking exercise for landslide runout analysis.
GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction and safety inspections of transportation infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in geosynthetics, geotechnical, geo-environmental, geomechanics, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, bridge, pavement, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific and commercial discussions.
The Annual Conference SAGEEP 2019 is in Portland in March 2019 and features a full parallel Geohazards Conference including hazards for manmade structures like dams and levees and also a parallel Shallow Marine and Coastal Geophysics Conference, both of which should be of interest to AEG. AEG participation/contribution would be most welcomed.
As a slow-moving landslide continues to creep down from the cracked hillside towards the Peace River more than 24 hours after its descent began, the residents of the nearby Old Fort community outside Fort St. John, British Columbia, are still stranded with no safe way to leave their area.
Gordon Pardy, a longtime Old Fort resident who spoke with the Star on Sunday, said he and his wife, Bobbi, are staying put for the time being despite a conditional evacuation alert that had been issued by the Peace River Regional District.
According to local authorities after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Sulawesi, 5,000 people are still missing and could be dead. Almost 2,000 victims are confirmed, many more could be buried by landslides or killed by collapsing building, as the earthquake caused widespread soil liquefaction around the city of Palu.
The Landslide Blog
It is becoming increasingly clear that the lass of life from the three Palu, Indonesia, landslides, triggered by the earthquake in Sulawesi, is very high. In particular, the two landslides that struck main parts of the town, at Balaroa and Petobo, are thought to have exacted a terrible toll.
The East African
Massive landslides in the eastern Uganda district of Manafwa ripped apart water supply systems, disrupting the distribution in several areas.
The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation shared pictures of broken pipes and massive gullies, caused by the landslides.
The Himalayan Times
Access to early warning systems and timely information is key to minimizing the adverse impacts of floods. Early warning together with information identifying at-risk areas will also improve the efficiency of the response.
Groundwater depletion is a big problem in parts of California. But it is not the only groundwater problem. The state also has many areas of polluted groundwater, and some places where groundwater overdraft has caused the land to subside, damaging roads, canals and other infrastructure.
The diamond trade must confront its tarnished image and revamp its certification scheme or risk seeing increasingly demanding consumers spurn natural stones in favor of cheaper synthetic diamonds, a senior U.S. official said. Bloody African civil wars in the 1990s prompted diamond companies, governments and rights groups to come together to set up the Kimberley Process to prevent the sale of so-called “blood diamonds” from funding conflicts.
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