11th International & 2nd North American symposium on landslides

Meeting or Conference
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG); Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
03-08 Jun 2012
Canada (Banff, Alberta)
Banff Springs Hotel
The Canadian Geotechnical Society, the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Joint Technical Committee on Landslides (JTC-1) organize the 11th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL) and the 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada from June 2 to 8, 2012. The theme of the symposium will be Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding.

The symposium theme Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding was selected because it is believed by the SL/NASL 2012 Technical Committee that the profession is undergoing a revolution, as unprecedented amounts of quantitative data become available through new measurement and analysis techniques. Therefore, perhaps it is time to stress understanding of landslide mechanisms and behaviour. How do we make sense of all the numbers that are now available to us?

Several session themes are proposed that authors are being asked to consider when submitting their abstracts:

1. Landslides and Society: Processes and Impacts
2. Understanding Landslide Mechanisms
3. Advances in Investigation, Characterization and Modelling Tools for Hazard Assessment
4. Application of New Monitoring Technologies for Improved Landslide Hazard Management
5. Evaluation and Control of Landslides: Avoidance, Prevention and Protection Strategies

In addition, several "Key Issues" sessions will be developed to highlight initiatives of the JTC-1 as well as fundamental and strategic challenges being faced by landslide professionals. These include:

6. Classification of Landslides: Strategies and Requirements
7. Managing, Understanding and Using Complex Data Sets arising from New Technologies
8. Slope Stability in Forest Management
9. Impacts of Climate Change on Landslide Risk
10. Sub-Marine Landslides: Impacts, Assessment and Control

Additional information


Target audience

The ISL/NASL 2012 symposium is designed to provide a stimulating forum for geoscientists, engineers, planners, economists, program managers, and other decision makers concerned with landslide hazards and their impact on society.

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