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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

The Midland Geotechnical Society 50th anniversary symposium and dinner 3 November, Birmingham.

Half day seminar supported by ICE Midlands, with presenters John Billam, Eddie Bromhead, John Burland, Richard Chandler, Chris Clayton and Viv Troughton.Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 01926 813747; email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk; www. bham. ac. uk/CivEng/mgs/

Threats or opportunities? The regulatory challenges facing the environmental solutions industry 3 November, London.Environmental Industries Commission conference on the issues surrounding the huge market opportunities being created by UK and EU environmental policy and legislation.Keynote speakers include Margaret Beckett, secretary of state for the environment and Barbara Young, chief executive of the Environment Agency.Delegate places are £345 + VAT.Contact the EIC, tel:020 7935 1675; email: info@eic-uk. co. uk; www. eic-uk. co. uk

Managing Network Rail's Victorian earthworks 4 November,6.30pm, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

South Eastern Association Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Derek Butcher, Graham Birch and Sharon Lee, Network Rail.Contact Anne Qualters, tel:020 8289 6444; email: aqualters@btopenworld. com

Marine foundations 4-6 November, San Francisco, USA.Deep Foundations Institute seminar on deep marine foundations.Contact the DFI, tel: + 1 973 423 4030; email: staff@dfi. org; www. marinefoundations04. org Geoscience in a changing world 7-10 November, Colorado Convention Center.

Geological Society of America annual meeting and exposition, contact tel: +1 888 443 4472; email@gsaservice. org

Reinforced soil - Novel technique or established technology 9 November, Edinburgh.IGS meeting presented by Rod Smith, Elwood International.Joint meeting with the Scottish Geotechnical Group.

Contact Neil Dixon, tel:01509 228542, email: n. dixon@lboro. ac. uk

Geoenvironmental research park - developing sustainable applications 10 November,6.15pm Swansea.

ICE Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting joint with Institution of Highways and Transportation presented by Rob Francis, Geoenvironmental Research Centre, and John Lewis, TRL.Contact David Naylor, tel:01792 233755, email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk

Linking surface and groundwaters: developing priorities and long term vision 10 November.Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management conference.

Contact Bob Earll, tel:01531 890415; email: bob. earll@coastms. co. uk; www. ciwem. org

Geoscience solutions for sustainable urban development 11 November, The Royal Society, London.Half day British Geological Survey seminar on how geoscience can contribute to urban planning, regeneration and sustainable development, with the focus on London, the south east of England and the Thames Gateway region.To register, contact Adam Edwards at the BGS, email: aedwards@ bgs. ac. uk; tel:0115 936 3022.

Pile dynamic testing and analysis 15 November, York.Seminar organised by Precision Monitoring and Control and Pile Dynamics on design, construction and specification of deep foundations.Contact Martyn Ellis, tel:01642 790800; email: piletest. co. uk

Geotechnical aspects of the Toome bypass 15 November,6.15pm, Queen's University Belfast.Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Gavin Cochrane, Bullen, and AGM.Contact: Arthur Bowron, tel:028 2566 7602; email: arthur. bowron@drdni. gov. uk

No Dig 2004 15-17 November, Hamburg, Germany.22nd International Society for Trenchless Technology conference and exhibition.

Focusing on improving European infrastructure and cross border projects to improve the environment - water, waste water, gas, electricity and telecommunications.Contact email: info@nodig2004. de; www. nodig2004. de

Towards the ground model for engineering geology 16 November, London.Engineering Group of the Geological Society's Glossop lecture 2004 presented by Professor Martin Culshaw of the British Geological Survey.Contact Lydia Dumont, tel:020 74349944; lydia. dumont@geolsoc. org. uk;

www. geolsoc. org. uk

The role of the network rail mining engineer 17 November,6.30pm, Midland Hotel, Derby.East Midlands Geotechnical Group meeting, joint with the Permanent Way Institution, presented by John Stothard, Network Rail.Contact Dr A ElHamalawi, tel:01509 223206, email: a. el-hamalawi@lboro. ac. uk;

www. lboro. ac. uk/emgg

Grouts and grouting for tunnel leak sealing and waterproofing 18 November,6pm, ICE, London.British Tunnelling Society informal discussion presented by Martin Smith, Rascor, Phil Richardson, Natural Cements, and Peter Town, Oxford Hydrotechnics.Contact BTS, tel:020 7665 2233; email: bts@ice. org. uk

Venice flood barriers 22 November,5.30pm, ICE, London.Professor Jack Lewin, Contact Tim Fuller, tel:020 7665 2234, email: tim. fuller@ice. org. uk

Presentation competition and Allerton Bywater millennium project 23 November,6.30pm, Wakefield.Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Yalcin Irfan, Babtie Group.Contact Jim Martin, tel: 01302 793261; email: jim. martin@skanska. co. uk

Market drivers - government policies for brownfield redevelopment; and Rules and regulations - impacts of landfill directive and remediation licensing on brownfield regeneration 25 November (separate sessions 11am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5pm) , ExCeL, London.

Environmental Industries Commission business seminars on issues surrounding the remediation of brownfield.Contact the EIC, tel:020 7935 1675; email: info@eic-uk. co. uk; www. eic-uk. co. uk

Differential settlement of fills 8 December,6.30pm, Manchester.North West Geotechnical Group monthly meeting presented by Hilary Skinner.Contact Jane Collins, tel:0161 228 2331; email: jane.Collins@arup. com

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