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 (email@example.com).
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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
VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE
(and look for the button for free tickets)
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.
The 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.
- Soil Mechanics and Foundations
- Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
- Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology
- Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Transportation Geotechnics
- 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
- 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
- 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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The 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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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
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
- Waste Service Companies
- Vendors / Suppliers
- Trade Organizations
- Solid Waste Generators
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 www.wastesymposium.com.
IFCEE 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.
The 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.
ABOUT 11 ICG
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.
Learn more about the conference at www.11icg-seoul.org.
Learn more about the IGS at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.
The 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.