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Technical Themes

The theme of GeoOttawa 2017 will be 70 Years of Canadian Geotechnics and Geoscience and will feature technical sessions on subjects of broad interest in the geotechnical and hydrogeological fields. In addition to a wide range of oral and poster presentations, short courses and technical visits, the conference program will include a number of plenary presentations conducted by distinguished guest speakers.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts in the following topic areas:

Geotechnical Themes

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • GeoHazards and Landslides
  • Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Cold Regions
  • Sustainable Geotechnics
  • Professional Practice
  • Special Themes
    • Tunnelling and Deep Excavations
    • Geohazards in Linear Infrastructure
    • Remote Sensing
    • Innovative Foundation Systems
    • Foundations for Renewable Energy
    • Trenchless Technology
    • Risk Management in Geotechnical Projects
    • Reliability Analysis for Geotechnical Design
    • Radioactive Waste Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange
    • Seismicity and Sensitive Clay

Hydrogeological Themes

  • Groundwater Resources
    • General Hydrogeology
    • Source Water Protection (including implementation of policy)
    • Groundwater and the Ecosystem
    • Groundwater and Climate Change
    • Groundwater Resources and Management
  • Bedrock Hydrogeology
    • Fractured Rock
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Application of Geophysics to Hydrogeology in Fractured Rock
  • Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Groundwater Contamination by Human Activities
    • Quantitative Assessment and Performance of Contaminant Remediation
  • Groundwater and the Public
    • Professional Practice
    • Public Consultation of Groundwater Issues
  • Special Themes
    • Mining
    • Cold Regions
    • Radioactive Waste Management
    • Shallow Geothermal Energy Exchange

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