Geo-Resilience 2023 is the third in a series of biennial conferences organised by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). It will take place in Cardiff on 28-29 March 2023.
Further details can be found on the conference website here.
To register your interest in the conference please do so via this link.
The climate emergency means we are facing more extreme weather events and, together with other natural and human-induced hazards, these threaten our infrastructure and the natural environment. Floods and landslides are becoming more frequent and of greater magnitude and consequence. Earthquakes pose major hazards in many parts of the world. At the same time, much of our infrastructure is ageing, deteriorating and becoming more fragile. Our built and natural environment needs the ability to withstand extreme shocks and stresses, to be adapted for changing conditions, and significant interventions are needed to ensure recovery from extreme and frequent events.
Geo-infrastructure comprising earthworks for transport infrastructure, flood embankments and coastal works, drainage systems, foundations and retaining structures are key components in supporting our economy and society. We must also work with our natural environment to reduce the risks from geohazards that threaten people and their activities. Therefore, it is timely for the BGA to hold a conference on Geo-Resilience to address these issues.
Themes for the conference will be:
Frameworks and systems used for design, specification, construction, maintenance, operation and decision-making in geo-engineering.
Investigating and improving resilience to climate change for geo-infrastructure such as earthworks, slopes, retaining walls and foundations.
Geo-engineering works to enhance resilience to geo-hazards, such as flood events, landslides and earthquakes.
Changes that are needed to design codes and standards to ensure resilience of geo-infrastructure.
Ways in which policies and measures for climate change adaptation can be integrated into planning and decision-making, so that ideas become “mainstream”.
How community groups can be involved in decision making and developing practical solutions to improve resilience.
Risk assessment processes for geo-engineering and their use for managing risk and enhancing resilience.
How sustainability approaches can contribute to improving the resilience of geo-assets.
A call for abstracts with full details of abstract and paper submission dates will be issued in August 2022.