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Engineering Group of The Geological Society - Annual Conference 2022

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Engineering Group of The Geological Society - Annual Conference 2022

From GBP 45.00



Mar 31 2022 18:00 - Apr 02 2022 17:00



The Engineering Group of the Geological Society will host its 2020 Annual Conference between 31st March to 2nd April 2021 at Christ’s College Cambridge. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The role of the engineering geologist in the climate change challenge’ and will bring together practitioners and academics from our industry. 

Keynote and lead speakers include (TBC):

Jim Gelder (Mott MacDonald),  Peter Head, CBE FREng (Arup),  Prof. Colin Hills (University of Greenwich), Kevin W Jones (Tetra Tech Canada), Fleur Loveridge (University of Leeds).

Titles for presentations include:

  • Peter Head (Arup): Tackling Climate Change Embracing the Role of the Earth's Crust
  • Antony Drake (Mott MacDonald): Enhancing the climate resilience of infrastructure for vulnerable small island states in the Caribbean
  • Jordan Geear (Atkins) - Ground Model Development for Offshore Wind Farms – How Engineering Geology can add value and help reduce costs
  • Chris Power (Mott MacDonald) - Climate change challenges to Highways England’s geotechnical assets: assessing the hazard
  • Paul Fish (Jacobs) - Long-term climate change impacts on nuclear waste management, Cumbria
  • Phil Renforth (Heriot-Watt University) – Carbon dioxide capture using alkaline wastes
  • Roger Moore (University of Sussex) - Forecasting the effects of climate change on a landslide ground behaviour hazard model

The conference will also host a panel presentation consisting of previous Glossop Medal winners.

    The ticket includes

    Registration to the conference

    Accommodation for 2 nights at Christ's College (31st March & 1st April)

    Buffet dinner on 31st and a banquet on the 1st April

    Lunch on 1st

    Refreshments throughout the conference

    An electronic conference abstract booklet and a sustainable registration pack

    Continued Professional Development Event
    While the conference itself is excellent CPD, we will be hosting a bespoke training session 11:00 – 17:30 on 31st
    March before the start of the full conference. Sessions will focus on state-of-the-art approaches that engineers may use to mitigate/adapt to climate change. Instructors include (TBC):

    • Dr Phil Renforth (Heriot-Watt University) - Methods and monitoring for CO2 capture in alkaline wastes
    • Prof. Mike Winter (Winter Associates) - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Replace: Sustainability in a Material World
    • Paul Nowak (Atkins) - Maximising the use of onsite materials
    • Asa Soderberg/Stephanie Knowles (Stantec) - Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

    The CPD training can be booked during registration for an additional £100 onto the ticket price (with includes lunch and refreshments).

    Field Trip

    Following the conference delegates can join us on a short field trip which will depart immediately following the conference and return to Cambridge by 17:00. More details to follow. Tickets can be purchased during registration for an additional £45.

    Details on how to get to and from the venue can be found here: (note: parking in the centre of Cambridge is highly limited, use of the park and ride is encouraged).

    This event is made possible by our generous sponsors


    Christ's College Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU, CB2 3BU Cambridge


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