Agenda for 1st ISSMGE TC210 Meeting (email meeting)

Date:  3-11 August 2018

Time: Meeting closes as of 5:00 pm (Hong Kong, UTC/GMT +8 hours), 11 August 2018
 

  1. Background and membership

ISSMGE restructured TC210 on Embankment Dams in June 2018. The Board of the ISSMGE has decided, in their meeting on 6 June 2018 to follow a proposal from the Chinese member society to appoint Prof. Limin Zhang (Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology) as the new chair of TC210, for a period of two years.  Refer to the email to all TC210 members, dated 20 June 2018 from Prof. Pierre Delage, Chair of the Technical Oversight Committee of the ISSMGE.

 

Given this short period, it was decided to keep the same list of members nominated by the member societies.

 

Four additional members were invited by the TC chair in July 2018:

Prof. Chen, ZY (Former ISSMGE Vice President Asia, China),

Dr. Eddleston, Malcolm (Technical Director, Ground Engineering, UK),

Dr. Hoeg, Karre (Former President of ICOLD, Norway),

Dr. Tournier, Jean-Pierre (Chair of ICOLD TC on Embankment Dams, Canada).

 

Dr. Rui Wang of Tsinghua University has kindly agreed to serve as Secretary of TC210. He can be reached at wangrui_05@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

 

The web site of TC210: https://www.issmge.org/committees/technical-committees/applications/embankment-dams

 

 

  1. TC210 task forces & working groups

 

Suggestions are sought on establishing a number of task forces or working groups. Members are encouraged to propose and lead task forces or working groups. Sample task forces include ‘Embankment dam literature’, ‘Dam failure databases’, ‘Dam safety’, ‘Dam construction materials’, ‘Sustainability”, etc.  

 

Please provide updates/comments to Rui for compilation.

 

 

  1. Future activities

 

Please provide updates/comments to Rui for compilation.

 

3.1 Conferences

  • We will launch an ISSMGE TC210 conference series: International Conference on Geotechnics of Embankment Dams. The first conference is tentatively arranged in 2020 in Chengdu, China, which is close to a number of modern highrise rockfill dams. This will be a major task of TC210 in the coming two years. All members of TC210 will serve on the Technical Committee of the conference. Suggestions/comments on the first conference are sought in this email committee meeting.

 

  • International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk (ISGSR 2019), Dec 11-13 2019, Taipei (J Ching).
    • http://www.isgsr2019.org/
    • Call for abstract: June 1, 2018
    • Abstract due: Aug 31, 2018
    • Wilson Tang & Suzanne Lacasse Lectures and 4 keynotes
    • Any TC210 session or short courses?

 

  • 16th Asian Regional Conference (16ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Oct 14-18 2019, Taipei (Der-Wen Chang).

 

  • The 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (17 ECSMGE), Sept 1-6 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

  1. ISSMGE lecture in honour of a distinguished researcher in embankment dam engineering

 

This is intended as a theme lecture for the ISSMGE TC210 conference series ‘International Conference on Geotechnics of Embankment Dams.’ ISSMGE policy on establishing new lectures shall be observed.

 

3.3 Developing Country Training Program

 

Launch a Developing Country Training Program, which supports delegates from developing countries to attend conferences and training programs organised by TC210. The Chinese Geotechnical Society may provide some sponsorship to the program.

 

3.4 Short courses

 

TC210 short courses in various ISSMGE events are sought. Please provide updates/comments to Rui for compilation.

 

4.3 Books/journals

 

  • We would like to advance embankment dam technologies by publishing books, journal issues or reviews.
  • Please provide updates/comments to Rui for compilation.

 

 

  1. Other businesses

 

Please provide updates/comments to Rui for compilation.