TC215 Geo-Environmental

Environmental Geotechnics

TC 215 will provide a forum for active participation by its members with the view of advancing the state of knowledge in the field of Environmental Geotechnics. It will promote the dissemination of knowledge, research findings and practice in the area of geoenvironmental engineering through close collaboration with ISSMGE TC committees and sister societies TCs. Organize the 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics at Hangzhou, China in 2018; promote special sessions and joint sessions with other TCs (ISSMGE and sister societies) at regional forums, conferences; organize specialty symposiums and workshops; organize the 1st International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics for Young Engineers (ICEG-YE) (tentatively scheduled for 2018 in lead up to 8th ICEG 2018). Update website (, organize special issues on selected themes for publication in scientific journals. Interact with sister societies to promote new initiatives.



Update of report entitled Geotechnical Aspect of Environmental Engineering published on-line in 2006 (can be downloaded from Encourage its use by academia and practitioners once its update is completed.

Assist with technical programs of international and regional conferences organized by the ISSMGE and sister societies. Promote the presentation of the findings of the TC in main sessions and discussion sessions, and the honour lecture (the R.Kerry Rowe Lecture) at these conferences including the quadrennial International TC215 conference and ISSMGE Conference.

Establish co-operation and exchange of knowledge with national and international public institutions and government agencies to help provide a safe protection of the environment. Promote and recommend TC 215 members best practice published papers and reports to the industry. Improve the relationship with industry through joint seminars/workshops. Use the TC 215 website as the vehicle of delivery of the information needed by the industry.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Malek Bouazza Australia
2 Vice Chair Kerry Rowe Canada
3 Secretary Andrea Dominijanni Italy
4 Nominated by TC Chair Mario Manassero Italy
5 Nominated by TC Chair Kerry Rowe Canada
6 Nominated by TC Chair Charles Shackelford United States
7 Nominated by TC Chair Edward Kavazanjian United States
8 Corresponding Member Altuğ Saygili Turkey
9 Nominated Member Han-Yong Jeon South Korea
10 Corresponding Member Eugene Gallagher United Kingdom
11 Nominated Member Douglas I Stewart United Kingdom
12 Nominated Member Stephan Jefferis United Kingdom
13 Corresponding Member Roger Clark United Kingdom
14 Nominated Member Ernest Olinic Romania
15 Nominated Member SERGIO ANIBAL REYES Argentina
16 Nominated Member Loretta Batali Romania
17 Nominated Member D.N. Singh India
18 Nominated Member Manoj Datta India
19 Corresponding Member D.N. Arnepalli India
20 Nominated Member Evelina Fratalocchi Italy
21 Nominated Member Nicola Moraci Italy
22 Corresponding Member Yanjun Du China
23 Corresponding Member Craig Benson United States
24 Corresponding Member Celeste Jorge Portugal
25 Corresponding Member Hongxin Chen China
26 Corresponding Member Shi-Jin Feng China
27 Nominated Member Andrey Petryaev Russia
28 Corresponding Member Giancarlo Flores Japan
29 Nominated Member Moulay ZEHROUNI France
30 Nominated Member Abbas El-Zein Australia
31 Nominated Member Maria Eugenia Boscov Brazil
32 Nominated Member Antônio Thomé Brazil
33 Nominated Member Marina Pantazidou Greece
34 Nominated Member Dimitrios Coumoulos Greece
35 Corresponding Member Fernando Pardo Spain
36 Corresponding Member Herminia Cano Spain
37 Nominated Member Lurdes Lopes Portugal
38 Nominated Member António Roque Portugal
39 Nominated Member Ishtiaque Anwar Singapore
40 Nominated Member John Cowland Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
41 Corresponding Member PAULO HEMSI Brazil
42 Nominated Member Krishna Reddy United States
43 Nominated Member Hideo Komine Japan
44 Nominated Member Takeshi Katsumi Japan
45 Nominated Member Liming Hu China
46 Nominated Member Ignacio González Tejada Spain
47 Nominated Member Eugeniusz Koda Poland
48 Corresponding Member Aykut senol Turkey
49 Nominated Member Ali Pak Iran
50 Nominated Member Yeliz Yukselen Turkey
51 Nominated Member Dimitrios Zekkos United States
52 Nominated Member Jean-Pierre GOURC France
53 Nominated Member Craig Lake Canada
54 Nominated Member Catherine Mulligan Canada
55 Nominated Member Marc Van Den Broeck Belgium
56 Nominated Member Gemmina Di Emidio Belgium
57 Nominated Member Kazem Badv Iran
58 Nominated Member V.G. OFRIKHTER Russia
59 Nominated Member Yunmin Chen China

Host Member Society: Australia

Short name: Geo-Environmental (TC215) - Terms of Reference

GeoWorld GroupEnvironmental Geotechnics (TC215)


TC Report (Last Edition 2006): Environmental Geotechnics


Meeting Documentation

29 October 2019, during 8ICEG in Hangzhou, China:

- Presentation by TC Chair M. Bouazza

- Presentation of 9th ICEG 2022 (Chania, Greece) by D. Zekkos

- Presentation of CPEG 2020 (Kyoto, Japan) by T. Katsumi 


Future Events:

TC215 Special Session at 7th Asian-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (AP-UNSAT 2019): 23-25 August 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. Website:

TC215 Symposium: Third International Symposium on "Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: from theoretical and experimental research to practical applications" (CPEG 2020): 29-30 October 2020, Kyoto, Japan.

9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics: 19-23 June 2022, Chania, Greece. Sign up at to receive updates about 9th ICEG.


Past Events:

8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics: 28th October - 1st November 2018, Hangzhou, China.

TC215 Symposium: Second International Symposium on "Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: from theoretical and experimental research to practical applications" (CPEG 2): 6-7 September 2017, Leeds (UK).

7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics: 9-14 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

TC215 Symposium: "Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: from theoretical and experimental research to practical applications" (CPEG). 1-3 July 2013, Torino (Italy).


TC 215 Honour Lecture - K. Rowe Lecture. In 2012 the ISSMGE and TC215 established the "R. Kerry Rowe Lecture" in recognition of Professor Rowe impact in the field of Environmental Geotechnics and excellence in scholarly achievements. The lecture is to be given at the opening plenary session of the International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (ICEG) and the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) held every 4 years. It is also published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

1st K. Rowe Lecturer: Prof. Charles D. Shackelford, who delivered his lecture on "The Role of Diffusion in Environmental Geotechnics" at the 18th ICSMGE that was held in Paris, France, September 2013 (paper), and at the 7th ICEG that was held in Melbourne, Australia, November 2014.

2nd K. Rowe Lecturer: Prof. Mario Manassero, who delivered his lecture "On the Fabric and State Parameters of Active Clays for Contaminant Control" at the 19th ICSMGE that was held in Seoul, Korea, September 2017 (paper) and at the 8th ICEG that was held in Hangzhou, China, 28th October - 1st November 2018.


XV ECSMGE, Athens 2011, Geoenvironmental Session Presentations: 

Contact Technical Committee : Environmental Geotechnics

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