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Forthcoming geotechnical events and noticeboard.Send new entries to Max Soudain, UK fax 020 7505 6790, email max. soudain@construct. emap. com

One-day symposium on waste, 11 September, University ofWales, Swansea.Organised by ICE South Wales Association Ground Engineering Group. For further details 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 stress wave theory to piles.

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

Contact Jorge Beim, email:

Geological aspects of slope instability, 14-15 September, University of Plymouth. Two-day course on the geological aspects of slope instability including classification, causes and mechanisms and reconnaissance methods of identification and investigation. There is an optional practical on aerial photography interpretation. Contact the Science and Technology Short Course Unit, tel: 01752 233304; fax: 01752 233310; 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:

Current tunnel work in the Swiss Alps, 21 September, 5.30pm, ICE, London. Informal discussion introduced by Felix Amberg.

Contact BTS secretary, tel: 020 7665 2233; email:

Monitored natural attenuation, 25 September, further details from paul. nathanail@nottingham. ac. uk Using RBCA, 26 September, further details from paul.

Ground improvement techniques, 25-26 September, Singapore.

Third International conference supported by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society, the Chinese Society of Mechanics and the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Contact CI-Premier, tel: +65 733 2922; fax: +65 235 3530; email:

Introduction to SNIFFER human health risk assessment framework, 27-28 September.

Further details from lqm. co. uk or tel: 0115 951 4099.

Ohio River Valley soil seminar - XXXI - Geotechnical instrumentation - latest equipment and data management, October, Lexington, Kentucky, US. Sponsored by ASCE Kentucky and Cincinnati Geotechnical Groups, themes include GPS, monitoring, groundwater, settlement, slope stability, deep foundations and retaining structures. Contact Larry Snedegar, email:; 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. Contact tel: 01203 412170; email: info@waste2000. com Contaminant transport in clays,4 October,2pm BGS, Keyworth.The NGWA 2000 Darcy Lecture presented by Jim Hendry of the University of Saskatchewan. Contact Stephen Horseman, tel: 0115 936 351; email:

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:

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 DFI, tel: +01 (201) 567 4232; email:

Tunnels under Athens - 3000BC to 2000AD, 10 October, 7.30pm, The Bell Inn, Godstone, Surrey. South East Regional Group of the Geological Society meeting presented by Graham Birch. Lecture will cover early water supply systems up to the Athens Metro.Contact Graham Birch, tel: 01732 456172.

Advances in engineering and environmental geophysics: a celebration of ten years of EIGG, 10 October, Burlington House, London. A special programme of keynote and research papers reviewing the advances made under the themes of hazards, contaminated land, geotechnical properties of materials and nondestructive testing and groundwater applications. The Environmental and Industrial Geophysics Group agm will take place during the meeting. Contact Ron Barker, School of Earth Sciences, Birmingham, tel: 0121 414 6158; fax: 0121 414 4942; email:

EuroGeo2000, 15-18 October, Bologna, Italy.

Second European geosynthetics exhibition and conference organised by the Italian Geotechnical Society and the Italian chapter of the IGS. Themes include products; analysis, testing and design; applications; monitoring; and education. An introductory short course will be held on 15 October for participants less familiar with the design and application of geosynthetics.Contact the secretariat, Fax: +39 06 44249274; email:

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