Engineering Resiliency in a Changing Climate
June 3 - 6, 2018

Conference Program / Technical Themes

The Geohazards 7 technical program will feature over two days of technical sessions that will include invited keynote lectures, approximately 25 oral presentations and a poster session, and a local field trip. A facilitated open discussion session is planned for the last day of the conference to gather feedback and solicit input on the future of geohazard management research and practice in Canada and abroad.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts related to the assessment, monitoring, detection, forecasting, mitigation, and regulation of geohazards relevant to the Canadian public and industry, covering a broad scope of hazards. Complex or multi-hazard interactions are of particular interest. Students are especially encouraged to submit abstracts describing their research in-progress, which will be a theme of the "happy hour" poster session on Monday afternoon.

An overview of the conference program/schedule is now available - click here to view the PDF file. To see the detailed technical program, please click here.

We strongly encourage the submission of applied research reports and case-studies with the underlying goal of merging experience, theory, and practice in the following areas:

  • Hazard Types
    • Landslides, Landslide-generated Waves
    • Steep Creek Processes, Floods, Scour
    • Shoreline Erosion
    • Snow and Ice Hazards (Avalanches)
    • Permafrost Degradation
    • Natural and Induced Seismicity
    • Fault Rupture
    • Volcanic Hazards
    • Droughts
  • Assets and Infrastructure
    • Roads, Railways, Pipelines, Bridges, Tunnels
    • Levees, Shorelines, Port Facilities
    • Dams, Powerhouses, Spillways
    • Municipal Infrastructure
    • Mines, Industrial sites
    • Parks, Heritage Sites, Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Assessment, Design and Monitoring Methods
    • Government and Professional Guidelines
    • Impact of Spatial Variability of Geotechnical Properties
    • Data Mining, Big Data and Potential Applications
    • Monitoring with New Technology (InSAR, LiDAR, Photogrammetry)
    • Approaches for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change
    • Design and Risk Tolerance Criteria (ALARP)
  • Risk Communication and Management
    • Risk Communication and Community Relations
    • Integration of Social Media
    • Preparedness and Early Warning Systems
    • Emergency Response

Join us at Geohazards 7, Canmore, Alberta, June 3 - 6, 2018
The Canadian
Geotechnical Society
La Société canadienne
de géotechnique