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Karameh Dam, 4 December, 5.30pm, ICE, London. British Dam Society meeting presented by James Penman.Tel:020 7655 2234.

Email: anne-marie. furgoson@

Contaminated land/waste management licensing, 4 December, 7pm, Haworth Lecture Theatre, Birmingham University, Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Chris Broadbent of Wardell Armstrong. Contact Jeff Mosforth, tel: 0121 633 2604; fax: 0121 643 9688; email:

jmosforth@wsatkins. co. uk Delivering regeneration - a brownfield renaissance, 4 December, University of Huddersfield and 12 December, 12 Great George Street, London. Launch of final report of the urban mines national brownfield sites project. Contact Wendy Billington, tel: 0161 934 6274; fax: 0161 934 6140; email:;

Yorkshire Geotechnical Group graduate paper competition, 6 December, 6pm, University of Sheffield. Contact Alan Binns, tel: 01937 589955;

Blackpool deep underground storage scheme,6 December, County Hall, Preston. North Western Association Geotechnical Group evening meeting presented by Nick Wharmby and Liam Duffy.Contact Alison Rudram, tel:0161 962 1214; email: allot@allot. co. uk

Portsmouth Tunnel, 6 December, 5.30pm, ICE, London. BTS meeting presented by John Gulliver. Contact tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email:

The Mercer Lecture - the behaviour of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures in various geotechnical applications, 6 December, 5.45pm, ICE, London, by Professor Alan McGown. Joint IGS and BGA meeting.Contact Dereck Smith (IGS), tel: 0118 982 4629.

Performance indicators for urban drainage, 6 December, University of Hertfordshire. One-day meeting of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, CIWEM, International Water Association. Contact Tim Fuller at the ICE, tel: 020 7665 2234.

A tale of two towers - Pisa and Big Ben,7 December,6pm, Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1. IABSE annual lecture presented by Professor John Burland.

Film evening and informal discussion, 7 December, 5.30pm, ICE, London.BTS meeting on Hong Kong West Rail tunnels. Contact tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325;

email: bts@ice. org. uk British Geological Survey, Keyworth, clay minerals and geotechnics, 7-8 December, 10am.One and a half day joint meeting with the Clay Minerals Group of the Mineralogical Society. Contact David Entwisle (BGA), email: d. entwisle @bgs. ac. uk; or Simon Kemp (BGA), email:

Geophysics 2000, 11-15 December, St Louis, Missouri, US.

First international conference on application of geophysical methodologies to transportation facilities and infrastructure, organised by US Federal Highway Administration and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Contact Tim Newton, tel: 001 573 526 4343; fax 001 573 526 4345; email:

Developments and applications for shallow engineering and environmental geophysics, 12 December, 7.30pm, The Bell Inn, Godstone. South east regional group of the Geological Society meeting presented by Nick Russill of TerraDat Geophysics, preceeded by AGM. Contact Graham Birch, tel: 01732 456 172.

Scottish Geotechnical Group, annual poster competition,12 December, Glasgow University Dining Rooms.

Scottish tunnelling projects, 13 December, 5.30pm, University Conference Centre, Edinburgh. ICE Edinburgh area branch meeting presented by David Donaldson.

Contact Simon Innes, tel: 0131 226 2044; fax: 0131 226 3107;

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