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Jun
24
Thu
Soil Erosion Control and Soil Conservation Using Geosynthetics – IGS UK Webinar @ https://www.igs-uk.org/events/
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Soil Erosion Control and Soil Conservation Using Geosynthetics - IGS UK Webinar @ https://www.igs-uk.org/events/
Synopsis:

The talk will first consider the problem of soil erosion, defined as the detachment and transport of soil or other slope forming materials at the ground surface. It will cover the causes, extent, severity and consequences of soil erosion in the UK, and why soil erosion control is so important for environmental and regulatory reasons. Knowing why slope-forming materials erode at different rates helps target the application of erosion control measures such as the use of vegetation and geosynthetics.

Geosynthetics (including synthetic and natural products) are used in surface erosion control “to prevent or limit soil or other particle movements at the surface of, for example, a slope” (ISO 10318). Whilst the use of geosynthetics has expanded, scientific understanding of how these products affect the hydrological and hydraulic processes operating on a slope is limited. Cranfield University has undertaken geosynthetic product evaluation for over 30 years, using a range of environmental scenarios. The aim is to find the salient properties of cost-effective geosynthetics for short-term and long-term erosion control, including their ability to support vegetation cover. This information can inform a) site managers and contractors in selecting appropriate products and b) product designers and manufacturers in creating innovative erosion control products.

About the Speaker:

Jane Rickson is Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation in the School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University. Trained as a physical geographer, she specialised in land resource engineering and management at MSc and PhD. She has over 30 years’ experience of research, consultancy and teaching in soil and water engineering, specialising in soil degradation processes (such as soil erosion), and sustainable land management. Her work is directed at industry and policy makers at the local, national and international level. She has published widely in international, peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and trade articles. She is a Fellow and President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists.

Jul
5
Mon
GIGSA Education Week
Jul 5 – Jul 9 all-day

GIGSA Education Week

5-6 July: Educate the Educator (EtE) Workshop by Jie Han and Kent von Maubeuge

7 July: Afternoon lecture by Jie Han and Kent von Maubeuge

8-9 July: Geosynthetic Conference for Young Professionals (GCYP)

Aug
19
Thu
IGS-NA Webinar: Designing with Geosynthetics for Unpaved Roads @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPrJiuN-TlGSdaAJgS8h2Q
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
IGS-NA Webinar: Designing with Geosynthetics for Unpaved Roads @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OPrJiuN-TlGSdaAJgS8h2Q

Abstract:

Geosynthetics (geogrid, geotextile, and geocell) have been commonly used to improve performance of unpaved roads (e.g., low volume roads, haul roads, and construction platforms) through their functions of separation, drainage, stabilization, and/or reinforcement. This lecture will explain the mechanics and basic principles involved in these functions, discuss the design methods developed based on these mechanics and basic principles, and share case histories to illustrate how geosynthetics can be used to solve challenging problems and improve performance of unpaved roads economically and sustainably in field.

 

Speaker:

Professor Jie Han, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE

Dr. Jie Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997. He has gained extensive teaching, research, and industry experiences in geosynthetics, ground improvement, pile foundations, buried structures, and roadways. Prof. Han is the sole author of the book entitled “Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement” and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.  Prof. Han is a member of Board Governors of the ASCE Geo-Institute, a council member of the International Geosynthetics Society, the past chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute Soil Improvement Committee, and the chair of the TRB Transportation Earthworks Committee. Prof. Han has been invited to give more than 200 keynote/invited lectures and short courses around the world, including the State of the Practice Lecture at the 21st Annual George F. Sowers Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018, the 18th UK IGS Lecture in London in 2018, and the 3rd Robert M. Koerner Award Lecture in 2021.  He has received numerous awards from the profession including but not limited to the 2011 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, the 2014 the International Geosynthetics Society Award, the 2017 ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, and the 2018 ASCE Kansas City Section Engineer of Year Award.  Prof. Han was elected to the ASCE Fellow in 2014.

Aug
24
Tue
GeoIngenieria @ Swissôtel
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day
GeoIngenieria @ Swissôtel

The IGS will be one of three organizations holding parallel conferences at the congress in Peru, with APGEO (Peruvian Association of Geotechnics) and COPEGP (Peruvian Committee of Large Dams), together creating a fascinating forum to further the understanding and discussion of Peruvian engineering.

Sep
14
Tue
IGS UK Webinar: The Design of Drainage Geocomposites for Long Term Applications @ Online - Zoom link coming soon
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
IGS UK Webinar: The Design of Drainage Geocomposites for Long Term Applications @ Online - Zoom link coming soon

The Design of Drainage Geocomposites for Long Term Applications by Eric Blond from EB Consultant Canada

Oct
12
Tue
IGS UK: 21th BGA Invitational Lecture
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Risk assessment, professional services by Russel Jones

Oct
17
Sun
10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10)
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day
10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10)

The 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10) will be held in Arlington, Virginia, USA on November 15-18, 2020. It’s under the auspice of ISSMGE TC-213 committee on scour and erosion. It is sponsored by the ASCE Geo-Institute and organized by the Geo-Institute’s Geotechnics of Soil Erosion committee. The conference occurs biannually and the theme of the ICSE-10 is “Understanding scour and erosion processes and improving countermeasure design through integration of hydraulics and geotechnics.” The 4-day conference will include short courses, keynote lectures, technical sessions, panel discussion, and a technical trip to FHWA’s hydraulic laboratory and geotechnical laboratory. Detailed conference information can be found at the ICSE website: https://www.2020icse.org.

Nov
9
Tue
IGS UK Webinar: Active Geocomposites @ Zoom link coming soon
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
IGS UK Webinar: Active Geocomposites @ Zoom link coming soon

Active geocomposites and range of treatments on land and sub aqueous capping by Stefan Niewerth from Huesker

Dec
1
Wed
IGS UK Lecture: Ethics in Engineering @ Zoom link coming soon
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
IGS UK Lecture: Ethics in Engineering @ Zoom link coming soon

“Ethics in Engineering” by Boyd Ramsey 

Apr
11
Mon
GeoAsia 7 – 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Taipei International Conference Center (TICC)
Apr 11 – Apr 15 all-day

Dear Friends,

It is my great happiness to inform you that the 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetic and 2022 IGS ACC Young Engineers Conference (GeoAsia7) will be held on April 11-15 in 2022 at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan. The main theme of the GeoAsia7 is Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. Several subjects on modern geosynthetic technologies and activities will be covered up to match up the main theme. The GeoAsia7 is organized by the Chinese Taipei Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society.

As the Chairman of the GeoAsia7 Organizing Committee, I cordially welcome your participation and kind support at this coming event in 2022. As to the technical programs, social events, and other available information of the conference, please visit the conference website (geoasia7.org), we will keep it updated as the time comes.

Taiwan is located in the geographical center of East Asia. With frequent flights, it is conveniently reached from most of the Asian cities. During the conference, all the guests can experience some of the finest Chinese cuisine, bustling nightlife (24-hour convenient stores, Internet cafes, restaurants, bars, and night markets), efficient transportation that brings visitors to explore the beauty of nature within a short time. Taiwan is one of the safest places to visit. Taiwanese are friendly, kind-hearted, and helpful. Taiwanese are always ready to welcome you with great hospitality. In the end, with our open arms and warmest regards, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to experience this great event and enjoy the dynamics of Taiwan.

Professor Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, Ph.D.
Chairman, Organizing Committee of GeoAsia7

Do not miss out on the largest conference of geosynthetics in Asia!