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1.  TC 215 Call to National Societies for nomination for the 3rd R. Kerry Rowe Lecture

The ISSMGE and TC215 on Environmental Geotechnics have established the R. Kerry Rowe Lecture in recognition of Professor Rowe's outstanding impact on the field of Environmental Geotechnics and his excellence in scholarly achievements. The lecture is to be given at the opening plenary session of the International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics held every four years. The associated paper is published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. The lecturer is a person selected by TC 215 as having made a distinguished contribution to the theory and practice of Environmental Geotechnics.

The 3rd lecture is scheduled to be given at the 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics to be held in Chania, Greece, in 2022.

Nominations for the 3rd R. Kerry Rowe Lecture should be made through the National Societies and/or TC 215 members to the R. Kerry Rowe Lecture sub-committee chaired by Professor Kerry Rowe. A supporting letter and a CV of the nominee (including a list of publications) should be sent to Professor R. Kerry Rowe ( and the secretary of TC215 Andrea Dominijanni ( by 31 March 2019.

2.  Webinars

Click here for a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars.  Past webinars with a common theme have been grouped together to create courses within the ISSMGE Virtual University and information about these can be found here.

Please note that a couple of webinars in French have been added to the list on the website.

3.  Bulletin

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 12, Issue 6, December 2018) is available from the website from

4.  ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st February 2019. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

5.  Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences - click here.

The following are events that have been added/updated since the previous Circular:


  • International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education, 24-06-2020 - 25-06-2020

Greece , Athens; Language: English, Organiser: TC306, Contact person: Marina Pantazidou, Email: Website:;

  • Third International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 29-10-2020- 30-10-2020

Kyoto University, Japan, Language: English; Organiser: TC215 (Environmental Geotechnics), Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS), and Kyoto University, Contact person: Takeshi Katsumi, Address: Yoshida-honmachi, Phone: +81-75-753-9205, Fax: +81-75-753-5116, Email:; Website:; Email:

Non-ISSMGE Events

  • International Conference on Geotechnics Fundamentals and Applications in Construction: New Materials, Structures, Technologies and Calculations (GFAC 2019) - 06-02-2019 - 08-02-2019

Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia; Languages: Russian, English; Organiser: Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Contact person: Dmitry Sapin (associate professor of Department of Geotechnics, Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering 4 2-ya Krasnoarmeiskaya Str., 190005, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Email:; Website:

  • EUROCLAY, PARIS 2019 : Geotechnical Characterisation of Clayey Geomaterials from Micro to Marcoscale: The Role of Microstructure and Anisotropy 01-07-2019 - 05-07-2019

Pierre & Marie Curie University, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France ; Language: English; Organiser: French Clay Group (GFA), part of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA); Contact person: Prof. Philippe Cosenza; Email:; Website:; Email:

  • 12th ARC of IAEG (Jeju Island, R.Korea) - 23-09-2019 - 27-09-2019

Booyoung Hotel & Resorts, Jeju Island. Republic of Korea, South Korea , Language: English, Organiser:The Korean Society of Engineering Geology

Contact person: 12th ARC of IAEG Secretariat office, Address: 92, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Phone: 82-2-3276-2206, Fax: 82-2-3276-2221, Email:; Website:;

  • Canadian Geotechnical Society's Annual Conference 29-09-2019 - 02-10-2019

St. John’s Convention Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; Organiser: Canadian Geotechnical Society; Contact person: Lisa McJunkin; Email:; Website:; Email: