The 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics (7 ICEG) will be held 10-14 November 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. This event will be one of 2014’s highlights and will offer an exceptional opportunity for dialogue between the larger geotechnical engineering community and key geotechnical disciplines, such as geosynthetics.
This week, the conference confirmed its keynote speaker lineup, released the exhibitor and sponsorship prospectus, and offered a reminder on the late November deadline on abstracts.
The keynote speaker lineup is strong. It brings together some of the world’s luminaries in the geotechnics field:

  • Professor Charles Shackelford
    Bs, Msc, PhD. P.Eng
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
  • Professor R. Kerry Rowe
    Professor and Canada Research Chair – Tier I
    Department of Civil Engineering, Ellis Hall,
    Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • Dr. Stephan Jefferis
    MA, MEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, FICE, CGeol, FG
    Director, Environmental Geotechnics Ltd.,
    Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Paul Brown
    Principal Advisor
    Mineral Waste Management
    Rio Tinto, Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Craig Benson
    Bs, Msc, PhD. P.Eng
    Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair Director of Sustainability Research and Education
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Mr. Mike Summersgill
    Chair, CLAIRE Technology and Research Group (TRG), UK

The 7 ICEG Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus has been released. High-demand is expected (and has already been shown), so interested companies should contact the exhibition organizers immediately to discuss availability and details.


The Call for Abstracts will remain open until 29 November 2013. Geosynthetica encourages its readers to take part in this important international gathering. The conference seeks contributions on:

  • Planning, legislation and regulatory control
  • Containment and management of waste
  • Contaminant fate and transport assessment
  • Soil, ground vapour and groundwater remediation and redevelopment of derelict land
  • Landfill gas management and greenhouse emission abatement
  • Energy related geoenvironmental technology
  • Waste containment facilities closure and aftercare
  • Waste management of disaster affected areas
  • Biogeotechnical Engineering
  • Developments in geosynthetics for environmental protection

Learn more about formatting, options, and more on the event abstracts information page.
The 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics is an International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), TC 215 Environmental Geotechnics event. It is being hosted and organized by Engineers Australia. Geosynthetics veteran Prof. Malek Bouazza is serving as the conference chair.