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Computer methods and software, 9 August , Sydney. Aust ra l ian Geomechan ics Society minisymposium covering various aspects of software, including application, advances and comparative assessments.Contact John Carter, tel: +02 9351 2299 or Paul Hewitt, tel: +02 9439 3611; email:

Geoanalysis 2000,30 August-1 September, Pont a Mousson, France. Fourth international conference on the analysis of geological and environmental materials organised by Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques. Contact tel: +33 383594217; fax: +33 383511798; website:

One-day symposium on waste, 11 September, University ofWales, Swansea.Organised by ICE South Wales Association Ground Engineering Group.Details and application form is enclosed with this issue.Contact David Naylor, tel: 01792 233755; email:

Teaching of geotechnical subjects in the 21st century, 11-12 September, School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham.

Meeting of teachers of geotechnical subjects.

Speakers include Professor Arnold Verruijt, Dr Brian Simpson, Dr Trevor Orr and Professor Andrew Schofield. Contact Dr Andrew Chan, tel: 0121 414 5100; fax: 0121 414 3675; email:; website:

Stress Wave 2000, 11-13 September, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sixth international conference on the application of stresswave theory to piles.

Organised by the Brazilian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Contact Jorge Beim, email:

No-Dig Live 2000, 19-21 September, Doncaster Exhibition & Conference Centre. Trenchless technology exhibition with live demonstrations of equipment, seminars and workshops sponsored by the UK Society for Trenchless Technology. Contact tel: 01923 778311; fax 01923 776820, email: info@westrade. co. uk Ground improvement techniques, 25-26 September, Singapore. Third international conference supported by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society, Chinese Society of Mechanics and the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Contact CI-Premier, tel: +65 733 2922; fax: +65 235 3530; email: cipremie@singnet. com. sg Ohio River Valley soil seminar XXXI, Geotechnical instrumentation - latest equipment and data management, October, Lexington, Kentucky, US. Sponsored by ASCE Kentucky and Cincinnatti Geotechnical Groups, themes include GPS, monitoring, groundwater, settlement, slope stabilit and deep foundations.

Contact Larry Snedegar, email: legregg@lex. infi. net; fax: 001 606 255 0940.

Waste 2000,2-4 October, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Three-day conference supported by the Environment Agency covering waste management, treatment, alternatives to landfilling, landfill engineering and remediation. Debate on the latest legislation and technical research will be actively encouraged.For more information contact tel: 01203 412170; email:

info@waste2000. com Geofluid 2000, 4-7 October, Piacenza, Italy.

International exhibition of technology and equipment for prospecting, extracting and conveying underground fluids. Contact Piacenza Fiere, Via Emilia Parmense, 17-29100 Piacenza, Italy, tel: +39 0523 593920; fax: +39 0523 612383; website: www. piacenzafiere. it A global perspective on urban deep foundations, 5-7 October, New York, US. Twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Deep Foundations Institute and eighth international conference.

Sessions include how geology influences foundation practice, industry trends and innovations, foundation techniques in urban areas and international projects. The John Mitchell memorial lecture on remediation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be presented by Professors M Jamiolkowsky, C Viggiani and J Burland. Contact the DFI, tel: +01 (201) 567 4232; email:

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