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5th ICEG - Environmental Geotechnics: Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics


Edited By: HR Thomas

1658 pages, 2 Volume Set

ICE Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #168240 | ISBN: 0727734741
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This set of books presents the proceedings of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering's (ISSMGE) 5th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, held in Wales, UK in June 2006. The congress brings together practitioners, academics and the public sector to highlight the latest ideas and developments in environmental geotechnics and related fields.

Consisting of 1658 pages with contributions from over 200 eminent authors from across the globe, this 2-volume set presents current thinking and practice and demonstrates how issues associated with environmental geotechnics continue to be a major concern for governments, public and private organisations and the worldwide community in general.

To ease usability and searches, the papers in these books are organised according to the session during which they were presented at the congress.

The congress was organised by the Geoenvironmental Research Centre at Cardiff University, supported by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). As stated above, the congress series is sponsored by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), supported on this occasion by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and the British member society of ISSMGE, the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). The congress was organised under the auspices of ISSMGE's Technical Committee on Environmental Geotechnics (TC5). ISSMGE Conference Advisory Committee Prof. William Van Impe President, ISSMGE Prof. Neil Taylor Secretary General, ISSMGE Prof. Pedro Seco e Pinto Vice-President ISSMGE Europe Prof. Mario Manassero Co-Chair ISSSMGE TC5 Prof. Luiz Guilherme de Mello Chair ICEG4 Prof. Marcio Almeida Secretary ICEG4 Prof. Hywel Thomas Chair ICEG5 Prof. Steff Jefferis Vice-Chair ICEG5 Organising Committee Prof. Hywel R Thomas Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University # 5ICEG Chair Prof. Steff Jefferis Environmental Geotechnics Ltd # 5ICEG Vice Chair Dr David-Huw Owen Cardiff University # 5ICEG Secretary Ms Cherrie Summers Cardiff University # 5ICEG Secretariat Dr Andy Rees National Waste Policy Unit, Welsh Assembly Government Dr John Lewis TRL Ltd, Wales Office Mr Martin Lamb TRL Ltd, Wales Office Mr Steve L Smith, Welsh Development Agency Dr Peter Cleall Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff University National Advisory Committee Mr Jan Hellings British Geotechnical Association Prof. Michael Loxham GeoDelft Environmental Services Prof. Mark Dyer Strathclyde University Dr Kenichi Soga Cambridge University Dr Doug Stewart Leeds University Dr Murray Reid Viridis, TRL Ltd Dr Hugh Potter Environment Agency Ms Hilary Skinner Building Research Establishment TC5 Core Members Prof. Marcio Almeida University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Prof. Akram Alshawabkeh Northeastern University, Boston, USA Prof. Ademalek Bouazza Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Prof. Evelina Fratalocchi University of Ancona, Italy Prof. Takeshi Katsumi Kyoto University, Japan Prof. Mario Manassero Technical University of Torino, Italy Prof. Charles D. Shackelford Colorado State University, US Prof. Peter O. Van Impe University of Gent, Belgium


Keynote Lecture
- Persistent Organic Pollution: Sustainable Solutions

Feature Lectures
- A survey of lethal failures in municipal solid waste dumps and landfills
- Some Factors affecting Geosynthetics used for Geoenvironmental Applications
- The Use of Waste Materials in Construction - Progress Made and Challenges for the Future

Chapter 1 - Remediation
Chapter 2 - Testing and monitoring
Chapter 3 - Barrier design including nuclear waste disposal
Chapter 4 - Mine Sites Tailing Dams Sludge ponds and underwater geoenvironmental issues
Chapter 5 - Sustainability Regulation and Risk Management
Chapter 6 - Fate and transport of Pollutants
Chapter 7 - Waste Reuse and Waste Management
Chapter 8 - Other

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Professor H. R. Thomas is the director of Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, founder of the Geoenvironmental Research Centre at the Cardiff School of Engineering and professor of civil engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Geological Society and a Fellow of the Transport Research Foundation. In 2003 he was elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and has published over 400 publications during his academic career. He holds a higher Doctorate (D.Sc) of the University of Wales and is currently a consultant to two UN agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

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