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| A Special Message From Scott Burns, President, IAEG
Welcome to our 23rd IAEG Connector! With this issue I am trying to introduce you to your new officers for IAEG for the next four years. Four of us will return from the past Executive Committee when our terms begin on January 1, 2019: me as Past President; Faquan Wu of China as Executive Secretary; Jean Alain Fleurisson from France as Treasurer; and Rafig Azzam of Germany as our new President. For the next 8 weeks, I will introduce you to our new vice presidents.
Today, I would like to highlight Professor Jean Hutchinson who will become the new Vice President for North America. She is an engineering geology professor from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Her research is listed below! She gave an excellent keynote address in San Francisco at the congress!
Many landslides have happened in the past couple of weeks, and news items of them are found below, too
Enjoy, Scott Burns, President, IAEG
She is a professor of engineering geology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. She is a specialist in rock slope stability and specializes in slopes next to infrastructure like highways, railways, pipelines, power lines and hydro reservoirs. She deals with situations from creep to rapid movements. She is interested in the triggering factors and slope conditioning leading to failure.
22 novembre 2018
Les 50 ans du CFGI!
- Un événement international
- Au carrefour de la Géologie et de
- Du sénior au junior: des orateurs
- Mouvements de terrain, carriéres,
tunnels, eaux souterraines, mines ...
- Un retour sur le passé pour une
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.
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.
ISEG will organize a three-day National Conference on Prospects and Retrospect in Engineering Geology, Geophysics and Instrumentation at Hyderabad, India, Dec. 3-5 in association with Geological Survey of India on themes of Engineering Geological investigations of various mega civil engineering
works carried out so far and works in progress in the country with a special focus on southern part of the country. As a number of infrastructure projects of national importance are in progress in Southern States, especially
in Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh States, it is apt and pertinent to conduct a National Conference at the moment on related themes at Hyderabad.
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.
The Landslide Blog
The small community of Old Fort, near to Fort St John in British Columbia, western Canada, was evacuated due to movement of the Old Fort landslide. In addition to potentially threatening some properties, the Old Fort landslide severed the only access road to the community.
Over the past few days, news out of Iceland is that Öræfajökull, one of Iceland’s largest and most powerful volcanoes, is getting restless. The volcano is “accumulating magma,” and an eruption was coming.
Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches.
A new species of Archaeopteryx, the famous “first bird”, has been identified. The discovery supports the idea that Archaeopteryx really is a transitional species between dinosaurs and their bird descendants, and not an evolutionary dead end as has been suggested.
Peninsula Daily News
Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.
The U.S. Geological Survey has updated its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005.
The Landslide Blog
On Oct. 19, a significant landslide occurred in George Town, Penang in Malaysia, killing nine construction workers located in temporary accommodation at the foot of the slope. The landslide, at the Bukit Kukus paired road site, occurred on a large slope that had been cut as part of the highway construction project.
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