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|Special Welcome Message from Scott Burns and Rafig Azzam, IAEG
Welcome to our 87th IAEG Connector, the electronic newsletter connecting engineering geologists around the world!
|Prof. Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
This week we announce the call for nominations for our three important medals/awards for IAEG — deadlines are April 1, 2020, and May 15, 2020.
Be sure to download Newsletter Number 4 — lots of information about our national groups of IAEG in it.
We have some of the latest information from MINEX Kazakhstan 2020 here too — an important meeting coming up soon.
There is lots of geology news from around the globe, especially major landslides in China, Washington (USA), Hong Kong and Brazil.
Enjoy the issue! (Scott is in Antarctica for two weeks! It is incredible how technology connects the world, and the newsletter can be formulated from the ends of the earth!)
Scott Burns, now Past President, IAEG, and editor, IAEG Connector, and Rafig Azzam, President, IAEG
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We are now calling for nominations of Hans Cloos Medal, Marcel Arnould Medal and Richard Wolters Prize for 2020, which are awarded biannually to our distinguished members. Please kindly see the attached notifications.
Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary General by the deadline requested in the notifications. For more information and guidelines for the nomination, please refer to the bylaw Part E. Awards and Prizes.
Call for nominations of IAEG Hans Cloos Medal for 2020
Call for nominations of IAEG Marcel Arnould Medal 2020
Call for nominations of IAEG Richard Wolters Prize 2020
Richard Wolters Prize 2020 Procedure
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The 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG will be
hosted in Athens, Greece, by the IAEG National Group of Greece. The
conference will take place from 20th to 24th of September 2020.
A European regional conference of IAEG was decided in the last council
in South Korea. The activation again of the IAEG regional
conference in Europe is a fundamental action for our region.
Unfortunately, since the regional conference of IAEG in Europe has
been inactive for almost 12 years, we do not have the chance to meet
in our region often (the last was five years ago in Torino). Considering
that almost half of the members and National Groups (NGs) of IAEG are
from European region, we hope that the initiative will become a stable
event, involving the scientific and professional community of the same
The conference will be organized with the collection of extensive
abstracts in order to reduce the complexity of the event due to the
limited time. More details about the 3rd European Regional Conference
will be available in few days on the conference website.
It is our pleasure also to announce that the Executive Office and
Council of IAEG for 2020 will be hosted in the occasion of the
conference in Athens.
The next Richard Wolters Prize competition for 2020 will be moreover
presented by IAEG at the occasion of the conference.
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
A call for papers is currently underway. The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to Feb. 17, 2020.
Previously, no later than Feb. 14, full manuscript (four to eight pages in length, abstract included), shall be submitted to the conference organizing committee through the ISSMGE's
Conference Review Platform.
Those interested in submitting papers for the conference are kindly requested to visit the website above and register. The account credentials should be used to access the platform for
Conference topics are:
1. Weather and landslides.
2. Landslides and sismo-tectonic and volcanic activity.
3. Landslides and human activities.
4. Effects of Landslides with emphasis on infrastructure and
5. Landslides: Risk assessment and management.
6. Slope investigation and analysis.
11th Mining and Exploration Forum
31 March – 2 April 2020
Held since 2010, MINEX Kazakhstan is one of the best-regarded major mining events in the county. The Forum is annually supported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, the UK Department for International Trade, International and National Mining Associations, as well as mining industry leaders and Investors. READ MORE
MineInvest Kazakhstan 2020
Kazakhstan is one of the world’s most promising emerging markets for natural resources and is one of the 10 leading countries in the world for mineral reserves. To ensure sustainable development of its mineral wealth, in the next few years the government of Kazakhstan is planning to issue over 3,000 exploration licenses and support the development of junior mining sector. Until now, lack of funding was the main impediment to the growth of junior mining in the country.
The 4th Junior Mining Projects Competition MineInvest will be held April 1, 2020, at the Radisson Astana Hotel as part of the 11th MINEX Kazakhstan 2020 Mining and Exploration Forum.
Cities on Volcanoes 11
On behalf of the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in collaboration with post graduate programme of “Environmental, Disaster and Crisis Management Strategies”(EDCM) and the Natural History Museum (University of Crete), are honored to invite you to participate in the Cities on Volcanoes 11. CoV11 is taking place, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on 23-27 May, 2020.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Crete and give you the opportunity to visit Knossos (the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete called the oldest city of Europe), and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum(one of Europe’s most important museums with archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history).
Additionally, we will organize several field trips to Methana, Santorini volcano, Psiloritis UNESCO Global Geopark, The Minoan Villa with the Lilies, etc. We strongly believe that Crete, considered as one of the top global tourist destinations, having easy access and the appropriate infrastructure, will fulfill all your expectations for a successful meeting.
To find out more about the CoV 11, please follow these important links: CoV11 Programme, Important Dates, Registration, Call for Abstracts and The Venue.
GeoMEast 2020 International Congress and Exhibition
Includes three parallel international conferences to be held at Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Resort during the period of Nov. 8-12, 2020.
International Underground Structures Conference (IUSC)
International Transportation & Infrastructure Conference (ITIC)
International Sustainable Structures Conference (ISSC)
The 4th GeoMEast 2020 International Congress & Exhibition under the theme of "Sustainable Construction in Africa and Middle East" will be held in Greater Cairo, Egypt, from November 08 to 12, 2020. GeoMEast2020 is hosted by SSIGE and HBRC under the auspices of the Egyptian Government and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations.
Recent rapid construction in Africa and Middle East have provided great opportunities for structure, bridge, material, transportation, pavement, geotechnical, geological, tunnel, geosynthetics, infrastructure and all engineers to use their knowledge and talents to solve many challenging problems and cutting-edge technologies. GeoMEast 2020 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety inspections of sustainable structures, underground structures and transportation infrastructures, and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific and commercial discussions.
GeoMEast2020 will provide some awards such as best paper awards, best presenter awards, best student presenter awards, industrial project and others.
March 5-7, 2021
Organized by IAEG Bangladesh National Group & Department of Geological Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 10-14, 2021
Save the date for the next installment of the largest equipment show dedicated solely to the deep foundations industry! IFCEE 2021 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Reunion in Dallas, Texas.
The Landslide Blog
On July 23, 2019 a large landslide occurred at Pingdi village in Shuicheng County, in Guizhou Province, China. The landslide, which occurred after a spell of heavy rain, killed an estimated 42 people after it destroyed 20 houses.
In one of the wettest Januarys on record, it comes as no surprise that western Washington is seeing landslides or debris flows. Landslides have blocked lanes on several state routes and at public parks.
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong could develop its first early warning system for landslides, using a new index which gives the risk of the potentially deadly collapses following rainstorms, a top government engineer has said. The Landslide Potential Index, one of the only such metrics in the world, estimates the risk of landslides in the city based on the intensity and location of rain and the distribution of slopes, the Geotechnical Engineering Office, which is responsible for the upkeep of hillsides, said.
Nearly 50 people have died in Brazil and thousands have been evacuated from their homes after intense rainfall spawned widespread flooding and triggered landslides, according to officials.
Most of the casualties were reported in the state of Minas Gerais, where many of the victims were buried in landslides or washed away in floods after intense rain.
|March 2-8, 2020
||36th International Geological Congress
||New Delhi, India
|April 4-10, 2020
||ICOLD 2020 Annual Meeting
||New Delhi, India
|May 23-27, 2020
||Cities on Volcanoes 11
|June 15-19, 2020
||13 International Symposium on Landslides
|Sept. 6, 2020
|Sept. 20-24, 2020
||Euroengeo — 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG
|May 3-7, 2021
|Sept. 10, 2021
|Sept. 14, 2022
|Sept. 15-20, 2022
|Sept. 18-22, 2022
||12th International Conference on Geosynthetics
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