Second International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2)

Second International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2)


The Second International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2) that will be held at the University of Leeds on September 6th and 7th, 2017.  CPEG2 follows on from the very successful 1st CPEG that was held in Torino (Italy) in 2013.  Like CPEG1, CPEG2 is being organised under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering TC215 (Environmental Geotechnics), and CPEG2 will be hosted in conjunction with the British Geotechnical Association.

Symposium Themes

Coupled Processes

  • Improved understanding of the coupling of any natural and/or anthropogenic thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical-bio-gas processes within soils and rocks
  • Biogeochemical processes for improving or stabilizing soils
  • Multi-phase flow

Surface Containment

  • Waste characterization
  • Landfill liners and environmental barriers
  • Gas generation and extraction
  • Waste degradation and settlement
  • Capping systems for landfills and polluted sites
  • Mine and mineral extraction wastes

Subsurface Containment

  • Waste characterization
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Carbon capture and storage


  • Novel procedures for the characterization of contaminated sites
  • Pollutant retardation and degradation processes
  • Active barriers for polluted sites
  • Bioremediation / bio-management of metals and radionuclides
  • Natural attenuation and enhanced bioremediation of organic pollutants
  • Contaminant extraction from polluted soil

Energy (to be coordinated by TC308)

  • Thermal properties of soils and rocks
  • Energy geostructures
  • Shale gas exploitation


  • Role of vegetation in sustainable management of slopes and geostructures
  • Vegetation controls on urban flooding
  • Geotechnics of the soil critical zone: creation or restoration of full soil functionality



CPD, Conference & Events Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK

Contact Information

  • Contact person: CPD, Conference & Events Unit
  • Address: Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Phone: +44 (0)113 343 2494 / 8104
  • Email:


Additional Information

CPEG2 will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2017, and will be followed by a “Grand Challenges” Workshop on Friday 8th September