TC307 Sustainability

Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering

Short name: Sustainability (TC307)

Host Member Society: Canadian Geotechnical Society

TC Chairman:  Dipanjan Basu (dipanjan.basu@uwaterloo.ca)
TC Vice-Chairman: Anand J. Puppala (anand@uta.edu)
TC Secretary: Olivier Cuisinier (Olivier.Cuisinier@univ-lorraine.fr)

GeoWorld Web Page: Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering (TC307)


The 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering - Geodiversity & Resilience (1st ICSGE'21)

Under the auspices of CPGA/SPG and ISSMGE TC307 - Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering, and supported by ISSMGE TC215 and by TC308, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) is organizing the 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical En



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1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering – Geodiversity & Resilience (1st ICSGE’21)

The 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering – Geodiversity & Resilience (1st ICSGE’21) is organized by the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), under the auspices of SPG/CPGA and ISSMGE TC307, and support of ISSMGE T



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ARC on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Course 2: TC 307 SUSTAINABILITY IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING (Mon 7 Oct 2019)

Presented by Dipanjan Basu, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E., C.Eng,
University of Waterloo at ARC Cape Town, South Africa

In this short course, the general notions of sustainability and its application to geotechnical
engineering will be covered. The sustainability assessment




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Invitation for paper on “Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering” to be published in Environmental Geotechnics in 2019.

Paper invitation for themed Issue on “Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering” to be published in Environmental Geotechnics in 2019.

All TC 307 members, active researchers and top-experts in Climate change mitigation strategies such as CO2 sequestration and&nbs



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Invitation for paper on “Sustainable Geotechnics” to be published in Environmental Geotechnics in 2019.

Paper invitation for themed Issue on “Sustainable Geotechnics” to be published in Environmental Geotechnics in 2019.

All TC 307 members, active researchers and top-experts in Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering are invited to submit abstract in a themed issu



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Invitation for paper for the Sustainability Workshop at the 16th ARC in Taipei, Taiwan, 2019

The TC 307: Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering is inviting you at the Sustainability Workshop to be held during The 16th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (16th ARC), 14-18 October 2019 in Taipei International Convention Center (TICC



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TC307 – Sustainability updates from 19th ICSMGE conferences

TC307 – Sustainability has a meeting on 19 September during 19th ICSMGE conferences in Seoul, South Korea.  The attendees are Keh-Jian SHOU (Taiwan), Tim NEWSON (Canada), Mizanur RAHMAN (Australia), Bate BATE (China), Beena AJMERA (USA), Arul ARULRAJAH (Australia), Qas



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Geo-structures and geo-operations often form important interfaces between the built and natural environments, and interact with and affect a wide variety of externalities. Geotechnical design and construction, being placed early in a typical civil engineering project, can significantly contribute to sustainable development by adopting environment-friendly, cost-effective and socially-acceptable choices and setting a precedent for the remainder of the project. Further, geotechnical engineering has a very important role in mitigating and containing disasters, and failure to do so is often catastrophic to the society. Thus, geotechnical engineering has a wide gamut and can influence the sustainable development of infrastructure and civil societies in a significant way.

Potential areas that could fall under the purview of this TC are: (1) Innovative, environment friendly and energy efficient geotechnical techniques for site investigation, construction, monitoring, and ground improvement; (2) Sustainable use of geotechnical systems and materials, including retrofitting and reuse of waste materials, foundations and other geotechnical structures; (3) Use and reuse of underground space for beneficial purposes including storage of energy and carbon dioxide; (4) Geotechnical techniques involved in the exploitation of renewable energy sources, such as shallow and deep geothermal, solar and wind energies; (5) Development of sustainability indicators and assessment tools in geotechnical engineering, (6) Socio-economic impacts from geo-activities, for example from mining and petroleum extraction, dam construction and landfill/waste disposal; (7) Geohazard (man-made and natural) vulnerability and mitigation, including the effects of global climate change and multi-hazards; and (8) Practice of geoethics and maintaining geodiversity.

The purpose of TC 307 is to monitor, contribute to and disseminate information on sustainability related issues in geotechnical engineering. The TC will actively participate with interested stakeholders in industry and academia in arranging specialty conferences, workshops and events on sustainability in geotechnical engineering. The committee will publish, from time to time, state-of-the-art review articles/papers/reports in journals, conference proceedings, and magazines to promote this new area. The committee may also assist in publishing edited volumes of collected papers in this area.

Any other activity that may be deemed necessary within the purview of promoting the new area of Sustainable Geotechnics will also be the responsibility of TC 307.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Dipanjan Basu Canada
2 Vice Chair Anand J. Puppala United States
3 Secretary Olivier Cuisinier France
5 Nominated Member Keh-Jian Shou Chinese Taipei
6 Corresponding Member Krishna Reddy United States
7 Nominated Member Jeffrey Keaton United States
8 Nominated Member Burak Tanyu United States
9 Nominated Member Nuno Cristelo Portugal
10 Nominated Member Sara Rios Portugal
11 Corresponding Member Castorina Vieira Portugal
12 Nominated Member Jan Kayser Germany
13 Nominated Member Fiona Kwok Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
14 Nominated Member Wallace Mark Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
15 Nominated Member Ali Fakher Iran
16 Nominated Member S. Sireesh India
17 Corresponding Member Abir Al-Tabbaa United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member Heleni Pantelidou United Kingdom
19 Nominated Member Ian Jefferson United Kingdom
20 Nominated Member Wojciech Sas Poland
21 Nominated Member Stefano Aversa Italy
22 Nominated Member Claudia Madiai Italy
23 Corresponding Member Slobodan Mickovsky United Kingdom
24 Corresponding Member Giuseppe Cardile Italy
25 Nominated Member Tim Newson Canada
26 Corresponding Member Catherine Mulligan Canada
27 Corresponding Member Mariantonietta Ciurleo Italy
28 Nominated Member Abbas El-Zein Australia
29 Corresponding Member Stan Gonsalves Canada
30 Nominated Member Mizanur Rahman Australia
31 Nominated Member PAULO HEMSI Brazil
32 Nominated Member Nihar Patra India
33 Nominated Member Olivia Jansson Sweden
34 Nominated Member Ignacio González Tejada Spain
35 Nominated Member Ivan Puig Damians Spain
36 Nominated Member Tone Smaavik Norway
37 Nominated Member Yanjun Du China
38 Corresponding Member Yu Diao China
39 Corresponding Member Guojun Cai China
40 Nominated Member Honglei Sun China

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