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Forthcoming geotechnical events and notice board.

Send new entries to Max Soudain, email max. soudain@emap. com For full listings visit www. geplus. co. uk

Practical risk analysis 4 October, ICE London.British Dam Society meeting presented by Jonathan Hinks, John Sawyer, David Bowles & Alan Brown.Contact Tim Fuller, tel:020 7655 2234; fax:020 77991325; email: bds@ice. org. uk; www. britishdams. org

Rapid load testing of piles 4 October,6.30pm, University of Nottingham.

East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Dr Adrian Hyde (Sheffield University).Contact Dr A El-Hamalawi, tel:01509 223206; fax:01509 223981; email: a. elhamalawi@lboro. ac. uk

Electro kinetic dewatering of soils and waste 4 October,7pm, Birmingham.Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Stephanie Glendinning, Newcastle University and John Lamont-Black, Nuground.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel:01926 813747; email:jeff@geotechnical. co. uk; www. bham. ac. uk/ CivEng/mgs/

William Smith meeting 2004 - Earth's dynamic surface: catastrophe and continuity in landscape evolution 4-5 October, London.Geological Society meeting.Contact Lydia Dumont, tel:020 7434 9944; email: lydia. dumont@geolsoc. org. uk

The tale of Tumbledown Terrace 5 October,6.15pm, Newcastle.Northern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Alan Richmond, Arup Scotland.Contact Dick Forth, tel:

0191 222 7099; email: r. a. forth@ncl. ac. uk Contaminated land remediation - ready to dump landfill?

6 October, London.Geological Society Hydrogeological Group conference.Contact Hannah Steventon-Barnes at Mouchel-Parkman, tel:01638 666879;hannah. steventon-barnes@ mouchelparkman. com

Geofluid 6-9 October, Piacenza, Italy.15th international geotechnical and drilling equipment exhibition.

Email: info@piacenzaexpo. it, www. geofluid. it The tunnel lining design guide 7 October,6pm, ICE, London.BTS meeting to explain and review the recently published guide with presentations by key members of the editorial panel led by Chris Smith, CRS Engineering Consultants.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:020 7665 2233, fax:020 7799 1325; email:bts@ice. org. uk

ECML diversion over minerally unstable ground at Dolphingstone, east of Edinburgh 12 October,6.15pm, William Robertson Building, Edinburgh University.Scottish Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Andy Sloan, Donaldson Associates.Contact Alistair Chisholm, Arup Scotland, email:Alistair.Chisholm@arup. com

Mine tailings disposal 13 October,6.15pm, Cardiff.ICE Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting joint with Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining presented by Ian Brackley of SRK.Followed by AGM.Contact David Naylor, tel:01792 233755, email:d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk

Mind the gap 13 October,5.30pm, ICE London.International Geosynthetics Society 4th invitational lecture on the design and construction of geosynthetic reinforced soil layers spanning voids or within embankments supported on piles, presented by Alan McGown, University of Strathclyde.Joint meeting with the BGA.Contact Neil Dixon, tel:01509 228542, email: n. dixon@lboro. ac. uk

CIRIA annual contaminated land conference 14 October, London.Financial incentives and risk management approaches for contaminated land projects and brownfield redevelopments.

Contact tel:020 7549 3300; email:enquiries@ciria. org; www. ciria. org

Re-use of foundations in urban sites 19 October,6.30pm, Bradford University.

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Rab Fernie, Cementation, Tony Butcher, BRE, and Tim Chapman, Arup.Contact Jim Martin, tel:01302 793261; email: jim. martin@ skanska. co. uk

The future development and requirements for underground gas storage in the UK and Europe 19-20 October, Aberdeen.Geological society conference.Contact Lydia Dumont, tel:020 7434 9944; email: lydia. dumont@geolsoc. org. uk

Management of geotechnical risk 20 October,6.30pm, Manchester. North West Geotechnical Group monthly meeting presented by Chris Clayton, University of Southampton.

Contact Jane Collins. tel:0161 228 2331; email:jane.Collins@arup. com

Uetliberg Tunnel Switzerland 21 October,6pm, ICE, London.British Tunnelling Society.Contact Gavin Bowyer, tel:020 7665 2233, fax:020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice. org. uk

Without site investigation, ground is a hazard 26 October,6pm, Portsmouth.Southern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Stuart Littlejohn Tel:023 8059 5458; email:prieja@soton. ac. uk

Choice in a changing environment 26-27 October, Birmingham.Environment 2004 conference organised by the Environment Agency.Speakers include EA chairman John Harman and chief executive Barbara Young.For reservations and more information, visit www.environment-agency. gov. uk/ conference

Call for papers Sixth international conference on ground improvement techniques 18-19 July 2005, Coimbra, Portugal.Contact conference director, tel:

065 67332922; email: cipremie@ singnet. com. sg

WORKING WITH WILDLIFE. CIRIA kicks off a series of events to increase awareness on issues relating to construction and wildlife.

Topics covered include legal obligations regarding nature conservation, potential risks to wildlife on or near a site, and how to explain these issues to colleagues and staff. The one-day workshops are being held in London on 30 November, Edinburgh on 9 December, Cardiff on 27 January, Belfast on 10 February, Cambridge on 24 February and Manchester on 3 March. Contact tel: 020 7549 3300; fax: 020 7253 0523; email:enquiries@ciria. org; visit: www. ciria. org/wildlife. htm Coming up November Piling and Foundations December Innovation in geotechnics European Foundations Winter

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