TC215 Geo-Environmental

Environmental Geotechnics

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 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. Website:

1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering – Geodiversity & Resilience (1st ICSGE’21), organized by the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), under the auspices of SPG/CPGA and ISSMGE TC307, and support of ISSMGE TC215 and TC308: 27-30 June 2021, Lisboa, Portugal. Website:  Flyer: ICSGE_1stFlyer.pdf

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


Past Events:

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

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.

3rd K. Rowe Lecturer: Prof. Abdelmalek Bouazza, who will deliver his lecture at the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering to be held in Sydney, Australia, in 2021 and at the 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics to be held in Chania, Greece, in 2022.


XV ECSMGE, Athens 2011, Geoenvironmental Session Presentations: 

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

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