The Geosynthetics Industry Calendar hosts information regarding a variety of international events: conferences, workshops, meetings, symposia, webinars and other gatherings and training opportunities of interest to work with or intersecting geosynthetics. The editors welcome your event submissions. Contact Chris Kelsey (

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APWA 2017 Public Works Expo @ Orange County Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day

17pwx_markcalendarAmerican Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Public Works Expo (PWX)
will be held 27 – 30 August 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

The theme for PWX 2017 is “Imagining Tomorrow.” In the event’s initial call, APWA notes that “Imagination is the prerequisite for creating the kind of world that will help tomorrow’s generations thrive and prosper. So, put your imagining abilities to into play and be a part of the conversation that will shape the future of public works delivery and the well-being of our communities.”

PWX offers professionals the opportunity to gain new perspectives, exchange ideas and participate in important and thought-provoking discussions on the shape of things to come.

Topics include:

  • Leadership and Professional Growth
  • The Business Side of Public Works
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies
  • State-of-the-Art Operations
  • Emergency Management
  • Water Resources Management

Learn more at the PWX 2017 web page.

StormCon 2017 @ Meydenbauer Center
Aug 31 all-day

StormCon 2017StormCon 2017 will be held 27 – 31 August 2017 in Bellvue, Washington. The conference and exhibition brings together professionals from around the world to report, analyze, and understand the movement and condition of surface water. Our emphasis is to educate through the exchange of ideas on current stormwater research, technology, and services. Presenters share their knowledge, drawing on personal experience with problems they faced and solutions they found.

Experts from various cities, counties and states throughout the U.S. and beyond will address real world stormwater challenges in a comfortable atmosphere.

Key topics include:

  • Best Management Practices
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality
  • Advanced Research Topics
  • Industrial Stormwater

The education is worth 1.5 CEUs. Attendees include:

  • Civil and environmental engineers, consultant engineers and design professionals
  • Compliance professionals, researchers, and scientists
  • State and federal regulators and officials at special sites, such as ports, airports, and military bases
  • Highway and heavy-construction contractors, developers
  • Municipal and government policy makers, engineering professionals, public works personnel


Meydenbauer Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue is the largest suburb of Seattle on the east side of Lake Washington and the gateway to the entire Puget Sound region.

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ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement @ Holiday Inn & Suites - Duluth
Sep 10 – Sep 13 all-day

The ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement brings together leaders from the Aerospace Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Construction Institute, Energy Division, Forensic Engineering Division, and the Infrastructure Resilience Division. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Duluth, Minnesota 10 – 13 September 2017.

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The theme for this diverse gathering is “Superior Performance in a Changing Environment.”

The full program has not yet been announced but speakers of note to date include:

  • Pat Huston, Project Director for MnDOT for the Highway 53 Relocation Project in Virginia, Minnesota
  • Dr. Louise K. Comfort, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director, Center for Disaster Management, University of Pittsburgh: “Designing community networks to support resilient, sustainable buildings in regions of risk”

Technical tours include the Cirrus Aircraft Factory, the historic Thomson Hydro Station (constructed 1905-1907), and the Swenson Civil Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Note: Early Bird Registration ends July 19.

50th Anniversary Symposium – Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society @ AIT Conference Center
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

50th Anniversary Symposium - Southeast Asian Geotechnical SocietyThe Thai Geotechnical Society will host the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society’s 50th Anniversary Symposium. The international event, featuring 35 invitation-only presentations, will be held 14 – 15 September 2017 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus in Bangkok.

The Symposium is jointly organized by the Thai Geotechnical Society and Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society of ISSMGE.



Session 1: Geohazards and Geo-Energy
Chairmen: Prof. Chang Yu Ou & Prof. Dr. Warakorn Mairiang

  • Prof Ikuo Towhata: Earthquake related Geohazards
  • Charles Ng: State-of-the-Art Research in Geo-energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering: Geothermal Pile and Capillary Landfill Cover System
  • Prof. Pedro Pinto The Case of The New Tagus River Leziria Bridge
  • Paulus Rahadjo: Selected Case Histories on Man Made Slope Failures in Indonesia
  • Prof Tahmeed Al-Hussaini: Seismic Hazard Assessment Procedures – Reflection on Bangladesh
  • Prof Lin Der Guy: Evaluating the Efficiency of Subsurface Drainage for Large Landslides in Taiwan

Session 2 Geotechnical Challenge and Geohazards
Chairmen: Dr Chung Tien Chin & Mr. Titi Paveenchana

  • Prof. K.Y. Yong: 50 years of Geotechnical Challenges in Singapore Infrastructure Development
  • Dr Noppodol Phienwej: Geotechnical Engineering Practice 1987 – 2016: Selected Topics
  • Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara( Japan): Climate change-induced compound geo-disasters and their adaptation
  • Dr Pham Giao, N. Phien-wej,, P. Nutalaya and Y. Honjo AIT: Bangkok land subsidence and groundwater recovery: to pump or not to pump.
  • Prof. Louis Ge, Liquefaction-Induced Settlement of Structures on Shallow Foundation

Session 3 Slope Stability
Chairmen: Prof. Fauziah Ahmad & Dr. Apiniti Jotisankasa

  • Dr Suttisak Soralump: The modeling impact of future climate on stability of slopes
  • Prof Hun Jiun Liao: The anchors of anchored slopes in Taiwan
  • Dr Dong Hyun Kim: Applications of image processing to rock slope engineering
  • Suksun Horpibulsuk: Sustainable stabilization of problematic soils
  • Dr Geoff Chao, AIT: Evaluation of Factors Influencing Expansive Soil Embankment Slope Failure
  • Prof Dr. Fauziah Ahmad: The Community Slope Safe Awareness at Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Session 4 Foundation
Chairmen: Prof. Suched Likitlersuang & Dr. Darren Chen

  • Liew SS “Common Blind spots in Ground Investigation, Design, Construction, Performance Monitoring and Feedbacks in Geotechnical Engineering”
  • Prof San Shyan Lin (AGSSEA Chairman): Finite Element Analysis to Characterize the Lateral Behavior of a Capped Pile Group
  • Hosoi Takeshi : Challenging Technologies of Diaphragm Wall construction
  • Dr. V Balakumar, Min Huang, Erwin Oh & A.S. Balasubramaniam, A Critical and Comparative Study on The 2D and 3D Analyses of Raft and Piled Raft Analyses
  • Prof. Dominic Ong: Detrimental effect of lateral soil movements on pile behaviour

Session 5 Soil Properties
Chairmen: Prof. Takenori Hino & Prof. Paulus Rahadjo

  • Prof Jian Hua Yin: A New Simplified Hypothesis B Method for Calculating Consolidation Settlements of Multiple Layers of Clayey Soils with Creep
  • Suched, Chanaton Surarak, Dariusz and Erwin Oh: Strength and Stiffness Parameters of Bangkok Clays for Finite Element Analysis?
  • TH Seah: Geotechnical Characterization and Properties of Bangkok Clay
  • Dr Darren Chen (NUS): Optimising cement dosage in ground improvement and early quality control schemes

Sessions 6 Ground Improvement
Chairmen: Dr. Suttisak Soralump & Prof San Shyan Lin

  • DT Bergado, AS Balasubramaniam and PV Long: Recent developments of soft ground improvements using prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) and deep cement mixing (DCM)
  • Chu Jian: Recent development in land reclamation and related soil improvement works
  • Prof Takenori Hino: Recent Deep Mixing Developments in Saga Prefecture
  • Gouw Tjie-Liong : Case Study on The Application of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Slope on A Clay Shales Formation
  • Prof. Chiwan Hsieh: Weaving pattern and lateral confinement effects on the engineering behavior of hexagonal wire mesh panels

Session 7 Transportation Geotechnics and Tunneling
Chairmen: Prof. Louis Ge& Prof. Mistsutaka Sugimoto

  • Prof Buddhima Indraratna & Dr. Cholachat: Recent Developments in Transport Geotechnics
  • C.W. Boon and L.H. Ooi: Recent advances in tunneling geotechnics: impact assessments
  • Dr Richard Hwang (Taiwan): Deep Excavations & Tunneling Experience in Taipei.
  • John Endicott: Tunneling Experiences in Hong Kong
  • Prof. Keh-Jian Shou: Trenchless Excavations for Underground Pipelines in Difficult Geology:
  • Prof. Mistsutaka Sugimoto: Recent developments in soft ground tunneling

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19th ICSMGE – Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ COEX Convention Centre
Sep 17 – Sep 22 all-day

19th ICSMGE - Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical EngineeringThe 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (19th ICSMGE) will be held 17 -22 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea. The conference will be held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will also be the site of the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11 ICG) in September 2018.

The theme of the 19th ICSMGE is “Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond [  ].” It is about bridging the gaps between past and future, between young and senior engineers, and between developing and developed nations among others.

Major topics include:

  • Laboratory Testing and Modelling
  • Small and Large Works
  • Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Preservation and Sustainable Development
  • Geotechnical Cultures and Responsibilities
  • Future Technological Innovation

Geosynthetics are directly noted as part of the laboratory testing and modelling track, but as with other ISSMGE major conferences, geosynthetic materials will also be found throughout other sessions concerning soil reinforcement, remediation, containment, road building, and much more.

The 19th ICSMGE program will include a Plenary Session, Parallel Sessions, ISSMGE Honour Lectures, iYGEC, technical visits, and an international exhibition. NAUE and Tensar are among the exhibitors.

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) are both members of the Federation of International Geotechnical Societies (FedIGS).

Learn more about the 19th ICSMGE at the event website.

RemTech Expo 2017 @ Ferrara Fiere Congressi
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

RemTech Expo 2017RemTech Expo 2017 is a diverse remediation conference, characterized by project profiles, international networking, technology presentations, data reports, and detailed discussions on contaminated site challenges and remediation solutions from public and private entities. The scientific program annually includes geosynthetics, and many geosynthetics companies and affiliated technology providers take part in the large, international exhibition.

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Special sections at RemTech Expo 2017 include RemTech Europe, Coast (coastal protection), Inertia (green procurement and recycling), Esonda (hydrological risk), and Sismo (seismic hazards, response, and mitigation).

Key topics for Remtech 2017:

  • Brownfields
  • Contaminated soil encapsulation
  • Environmental risk
  • Groundwater protection and remediation
  • Landfill design, operation, and closure
  • Sediment management
  • Sustainability
  • Tank remediation
  • And much more

Learn more and register to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at

Contamination Expo Series 2017 @ ExCeL London
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

The Contamination Expo Series 2017 (September 27 – 28, London) offers six interrelated events:

  • Geotechnical Expo
  • Land Remediation Expo
  • Spill Response Expo
  • Hazardous Materials Expo
  • Nuclear Decom Expo
  • Clean Air Technology Expo

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Furthermore, the Contamination Expo Series is co-located with the Flood Expo and the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo. This gives attendees extraordinary opportunities to network with professionals from these critical engineering sectors, view the latest materials for advancing infrastructure, and discover new services.

Companies participating across these events include Cofra, Concrete Canvas, Gripple, Huesker, Propex, TenCate, Terram, Thrace Group, and many others with geosynthetics expertise.

Each Expo also offer high-level seminars and other educational opportunities. For example, on September 27, Lee Church of Concrete Canvas will speak on composite mats in civil engineering; Stephen Hancock of Terram will speak on flood control; and John Wortelboer of TenCate Geosynthetics BV will speak on how sediments can help prevent flooding.

Learn about more in the Contamination Series Expo digital show guide.


Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017 @ ExCeL London
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

The Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017 (September 27 – 28, London) is the United Kingdom’s leading event for professionals in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering, and flood authorities.

(and look for the button for free tickets)

Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017 logo

Furthermore, the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo is co-located with the Contamination Expo Series 2017 and the Flood Expo. This gives attendees extraordinary opportunities to network with professionals from these critical engineering sectors, view the latest materials for advancing infrastructure, and discover new services.

Companies participating across these events include Bonar, Cofra, Concrete Canvas, Gripple, Huesker, Propex, TenCate, Terram, Thrace Group, and many others with geosynthetics expertise.


The Flood Expo 2017 @ ExCeL London
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

The Flood Expo 2017 (September 27 – 28, London) brings together thousands of flood professionals to educate and source the latest technologies for flood management, response, and planning. Features 80 speakers, 200 suppliers, and thousands of attendees.

(and look for the button for free tickets)

Flood Expo 2017 logo and water image

Furthermore, the Flood Expo is co-located with the Contamination Expo Series 2017 and the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo. This gives attendees extraordinary opportunities to network with professionals from these critical engineering sectors, view the latest materials for advancing infrastructure, and discover new services.

Companies participating across these events include Bonar, Cofra, Concrete Canvas, Gripple, Huesker, Propex, TenCate, Terram, Thrace Group, and many others with geosynthetics expertise.


GeoOttawa 2017 @ Shaw Centre
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

GeoOttawa 2017The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) will hold GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference 1 – 4 October 2017. The conference will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Geotechnical Themes

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • Landslides
  • Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Cold Regions
  • Sustainable Geotechnics
  • Professional Practice
  • Special Themes
    • Tunnelling and Deep Excavations
    • Geohazards in Linear Infrastructure
    • Remote Sensing
    • Innovative Foundation Systems
    • Foundations for Renewable Energy
    • Trenchless Technology
    • Risk Management in Geotechnical Projects
    • Reliability Analysis for Geotechnical Design
    • Radioactive Waste Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange
    • Seismicity and Sensitive Clay

Hydrogeological Themes

  • Groundwater Resources
    • General Hydrogeology
    • Source Water Protection (including implementation of policy)
    • Groundwater and the Ecosystem
    • Groundwater and Climate Change
    • Groundwater Resources and Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange
  • Bedrock Hydrogeology
    • Fractured Rock
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Application of Geophysics to Hydrogeology in Fractured Rock
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Mining
    • Quantitative Assessment and Performance of Contaminant Remediation
    • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Related Groundwater Studies
  • Groundwater and the Public
    • Professional Practice
    • Public Consultation of Groundwater Issues

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GeoAfrica 2017 – International Geosynthetics Society @ Kenzi Farah Hotel
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day

GeoAfrica 2017 - IGSGeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals to interact with the African continent’s growing infrastructure.

The previous editions of GeoAfrica featured a vibrant influx of attendees from throughout the Africa, eager to exchange knowledge, and do business. It is an engineering event like no other—one that needs to be experienced.

The location (Marrakech) will draw conference participants from all African countries and heavy participation from other world regions, as Marrakech is strategically accessible through its international airport. Furthermore, the conference and accommodations are all in one place for easy access to sessions and great networking.

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Geosynthetics 2017 @ Hotel Grand Hyatt
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

Geosynthetics 2017 will be held 18 – 20 October 2017 Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile. The main sectors for Geosynthetics 2017 include mining, civil works, hydraulic engineering, agriculture, construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, road works, transportation, and others.

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Geosynthetics 2017 Issues Calls for Abstracts


The organizing committee of Geosynthetics 2017 includes directing members from key engineering entities in the region:  Martín Colil (Environmental Manager, Gold Fields, Chile), Jerry Perkins (Operation and Development Vice-President, Exeter Resources, Chile), and Eduardo Medina (Senior Geotechnical Manager South America, Barrick, Peru). The advisory committee includes representatives from Solmax, HUESKER, SAGEOS, and other companies in the geosynthetics field.

Research and Development

  • Geosyntetics modeling and design
  • Direct and life-cycle cost savings
  • Environmental benefits and sustainability
  • Geosynthetics testing and material properties
  • Monitoring and durability
  • Physical and numerical modeling
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Geosynthetics as formwork
  • Lightweight construction
  • Innovations and new developments

Geosynthetics 2017 Issues Calls for Abstracts

Application Areas

  • Heap leach pads, tailings dams, and mining process pools
  • Dams, channels, ponds
  • Civil works and seismic applications
  • Geosynthetic clay liners and geomembranes
  • Road works, maritime and coastal works, railroads, airports
  • Storage of waste and potable water
  • Waterproofing, drainage, filtration
  • Soil reinforcement and erosion control
  • Embankments on soft soils
  • Reinforced walls and slopes
  • Tunnels and underground structures

Sponsors for the event represent a broad international influence, with companies such as TenCate Geosynthetics, Thrace Group, GSE Environmental, Colentanche, Fibertex, Geotexan, Platipus Anchors, and others.

The conference is organized by Gecamin.

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Tailings and Mine Waste ’17 @ Banff Springs Hotel
Nov 5 – Nov 8 all-day

Tailings and Mine Waste ’17 brings together mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers. The event will be held 5 – 8 November 2017 in Banff Springs. Conference participants will have opportunities to present ideas, learn of new developments and technologies, make professional contacts and discuss issues related to the impact of mine wastes on the environment. The program will include sessions by practitioners and experts on the general themes of the conference.

Mining Engineering with Geomembranes

Photo by Mike Sadlier


The following general topics and themes are within the scope of the conference:

Tailings and Mine Waste Management

  • Case Histories
  • Co-disposal
  • Geosynthetics
  • Heap-leach pad /design/construction
  • Impoundments- construction, operations
  • Liner/barrier design and installation
  • Mine backfill
  • Mine waste planning
  • Paste technology
  • Site characterization/assessment
  • Tailings management / transport / deposition / dewatering
  • Tailings/mine waste reprocessing
  • Water balance/management

Mine Closure & Rehabilitation

  • Abandonment
  • Acid drainage
  • Air quality
  • Case histories
  • Cover systems, re-vegetation
  • Geochemical transport and fate
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Monitoring
  • Reclamation/tailings ponds/waste dumps/mined
  • Lands
  • Risk assessment
  • Water quality/surface/groundwater
  • Wetlands remediation/restoration

Learn more and register at the event website.

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 – 2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils @ Intercontinental Dallas
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 - The Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated SoilsThe Geo-Institute (G-I) of ASCE will hold PanAm-UNSAT 2017 in Dallas, Texas 12 – 15 November 2017. This is the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics).

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 Topics

  • A00/ Stress State Quantification
  • B00/ Experimental Laboratory and In Situ Testing
  • C00/ Unsaturated Rock Behavior
  • D00/ Unsaturated Permafrost Behavior
  • Fundamentals (select a sub-topic):
    • E01/ Flow Processes
    • E02/ Shear Strength
    • E03/ Stiffness and Dynamic Response
    • E04/ Volume Change
  • Numerical and Constitutive Modeling in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Applications (select a sub-topic):
    • F01/ Cohesive-Frictional Soils
    • F02/ Collapsible Soils
    • F03/ Expansive Soils
    • F04/ Slope Stability
    • F05/ Landfills
    • F06/ Pavements
    • F07/ Foundations
  • G00/ Energy Geotechnics
  • H00/ Sustainability
  • I00/ Other Unsaturated Soil Subjects

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American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting 2017 @ Nugget Casino Resort
Dec 4 – Dec 8 all-day

The American Exploration & Mining Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, held the first week of December, is the preeminent and second-largest annual mining convention in the United States. AMEA’s convention consists of short courses, technical, legislative and policy sessions, and a 250 booth trade exposition. Sessions emphasize mineral deposits, exploration and development, operations, business and finance, environmental technology, regulation and policy and legislative affairs. The meeting has been held every year since 1895, and attracts more than 2,500 attendees from all over the world.

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Exhibit hall image from American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting

Environmental Connection 2018
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day

Environmental Connection 2018 (IECA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo) will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California.

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Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day

The biennial Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) offers international, comprehensive, critical content and research. Topics for the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 include:

  • Enhanced Landfill Temperature
  • Leachate / Condensate Management
  • Landfill Gas / Landfill Gas Management
  • Gas Collection & System Managment
  • Leachate Treatment: Strategies, Case Studies
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Landfill Operations
  • Coal Combustion Residuals
  • Emergency Regulatory Issues for MSW Landfills

Logo: Global Waste Management Symposium 2018

GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, their engineers, and the consultants and vendors within the waste management communities. Participating stakeholders include:

  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Local / State / Federal Agencies
  • Researchers
  • Waste Service Companies
  • Vendors / Suppliers
  • Trade Organizations
  • Solid Waste Generators
  • Students

Conference Co-Chairs:
Morton A. Barlaz, North Carolina State University;
Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia; and
Bryan F. Staley, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Learn more about the Global Waste Management Symposium 2018 opportunities, program, social events, and registration at


IFCEE 2018 @ Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Mar 5 – Mar 10 all-day

IFCEE 2018IFCEE 2018: ADSC (International Association of Foundation Drilling), DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), G-I (Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers), and PDCA (Pile Driving Contractors Association) have joined forces again for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo, 5 – 10 March 2018. The 2018 event will be held at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida.

IFCEE 2018 is a technical conference and equipment show dedicated to the design and construction of foundation systems, using the latest geo-engineering and geo-construction technologies and practices. This one of a kind event will attract attendees from around the world, who will have access to various technical education programs and the world’s largest equipment exposition dedicated solely to the deep foundations industry.

Learn more at the conference website

5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) @ Elexus Hotel Resort & Spa
May 9 – May 11 all-day

The 5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) which will be held in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus on May 09 – 11, 2018.

Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the world will be meeting in Kyrenia to discuss the recent developments and future trends of the expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 will continue to contribute to the development of the geofoam applications after successful Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011) conferences.

We are honored to dedicate the proceedings of EPS’18 to Mr. Tor Erik Frydenlund and Mr. Geir Refsdal who were the pioneers of the development of geofoam technology. They have implemented the use of geofoam as a lightweight fill material in Norway and also involve in the dissemination of the technology to other countries.

The conference program will be a combination of technical papers and group discussions regarding the use, new development and implementation of geofoam technology. The conference theme will cover but not limited to the present use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and special topics of geofoam blocks in construction applications.

WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018 @ Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day

The Western Dredging Association’s WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018 will be held 25 – 28 June 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. This technical conference promotes the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction. It provides a forum for improvement of communications, technology transfer, and cooperation among associations & societies, while emphasizing the importance of understanding and development of solutions for problems related to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.


Logo for WEDA Dredging Summit & Expo 2018

The broad range of topics, such as sediment management and beneficial reuse, port development, and environmental considerations, include geosynthetic solutions (e.g., geotextile tubes, scour protection, etc.).

Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 attendees include:

  • Contractors working in:
    • dredging
    • navigation
    • coastal and inland flood protection
    • deep-sea mining
    • offshore wind energy
    • oil and gas production fields
    • marine engineers
    • manufacturers
    • dredging technology providers
    • harbour & port representatives
  • Consultants
  • Port engineers
  • Hydrographic surveyors / geologists
  • Environmental managers
  • Infrastructure managers
  • Public authorities
  • Suppliers
  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Civil engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers

Learn more at the Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 website:

11 ICG – International Conference on Geosynthetics @ Coex Convention and Exhibition Center
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day

Geosynthetics Events: 11 ICGThe 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11 ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2016 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the city’s renowned Gangnam District. Conference  theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.”

Key topics include:

  • Sustainability and Green Technology with Geosynthetics
  • Geosynthetic Barriers
  • Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage and Erosion Control
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
  • Roads, Railways and Other Transportation Applications
  • Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Innovative Uses and New Developments
  • Cases Histories
  • Durability and Long Term Performance
  • Physical and Numerical Analysis
  • Geosynthetics Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Design Approaches and Other Applications

Extended versions of selected papers of 11 ICG will be published in a special issue of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, an official Journal of the International Geosynthetics Society.


The International Conference on Geosynthetics is held every four years. It is the global gathering point for members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The conference was last held in Berlin, Germany in September 2014. In 2018, the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS)—a chapter of the IGS—will host 11 ICG.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.

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17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering @ HARPA
Sep 1 – Sep 6 all-day

ISSMGE LogoThe Icelandic Geotechnical Society will host the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland 1 – 6 September 2019.

The theme of the Conference is: “Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future.”

The theme of the conference embraces all aspects of geotechnical engineering.  Geotechnical engineering is the foundation of current as well as future societies, which both rely on complex civil engineering infrastructures, and call for mitigation of potential geodangers posing threat to these. Geotechnical means and solutions are required to ensure infrastructure safety and sustainable development. Those means are rooted in past experiences enhanced by research and technology of today.

At great events such as the European Geotechnical Conference we should:  Spread our knowledge and experience to our colleagues; Introduce innovations, research and development of techniques and equipment; Report on successful geotechnical constructions and application of geotechnical design methods, as well as, on mitigation and assessment of geohazards and more.

Such events also provide an opportunity to draw the attention of others outside the field of geotechnical engineering to the importance of what we are doing, particularly to those who, directly or indirectly, rely on our services, knowledge and experience. Investment in quality geotechnical work is required for successful and safe design, construction and operation of any infrastructure. Geotechnical engineering is the key to a safe and sustainable infrastructure and of importance for the society, economy and the environment. This must be emphasized and reported upon.

Learn more on the conference website.