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Protecting groundwater, 4-5 October, International Conference Centre, Birmingham. Twoday international conference on applying policies and decision making tools to land use planning, organised by the Environment Agency. Contact Lamorna Zambellas, tel: 0121 711 5885; fax: 0121 711 5925; email: ngwclc@environment- agencygov. uk; www. environment-agency. gov. uk/pgw Deep Foundations Institute 26th annual conference, 4-6 October, St Louis, Missouri, US.

Contact the DFI, tel: +1 201 567 4232; fax: +1 201 567 4436; email: dfihq@dfi. org Recycling in transport infrastructure, 8 October, ICE London. Seminar to launch TRL guidance document. Contact TRL, tel: 01344 770514; fax: 01344 770880; email: mtreen@trl. co. uk; www. trl. co. uk Doncaster North Bridge, 9 October, 6. 30pm, UMIST, Manchester. Joint North Western Association Geotechnical Group meeting with Concrete Society, presented by A Watson, Amec.

Contact David Morrow, Babtie Group, tel: 0161 962 1214; fax: 0161 905 5855 email: dmorrow@babtie. co. uk Engineering geophysics, 9 October, 6. 15pm, Newcastle. Northern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Dr Eddies, Earth Solutions. Contact Ann Bridges at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, tel: 0191 2226332.

Southern Counties branch of IMM agm , 9 October, 6pm, Royal School of Mines, London.

Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

Scotland branch of IMM agm and presidential address, 10 October, 7pm, HeriotWatt University, Edinburgh, IMM meeting presented by K Dalgleish, Dalgleish Associates. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

Engineering geology of classic formations: coal measures of South Wales, 10 October, one-day seminar, Cardiff University conference centre. Joint meeting with Engineering Group and South Wales regional group. Contact Jana Horak, tel: 029 20573353; fax: 029 20667332; email: jana. horak@ nmgw. ac. uk Geomechanical behaviour of waste and geosynthetic landfill lining systems, 10 October, 5. 30pm, ICE, London. 1st IGS UK invitational lecture joint with BGA presented by JP Gourc.

Contact Derek Smith, Edge Consultants, tel: 0161 436 6767; fax: 0161 499 7987; email: derek. dm. smith@awe. co. uk South Midland branch of IMM agm and presidential address, 11 October, 7. 30pm, Mines rescue station, Leicestershire. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

Yorkshire branch of IMM agm and presidential address, 11 October, 4. 30pm, West Yorkshire. IMM meeting presented by Dr A Auld, Alan Auld Associates. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

Engineered fill for low-rise development, 15 October, 7. 30pm, Bristol. Engineering Group of the Geological Society. . Contact Alexandra Davies, tel: 0117 906 2300; fax: 0117 906 2301; email: aedavies@parkman. co. uk Glasgow science tower foundation design, 16 October, 6. 15pm, Scottish engineering centre, Glasgow. Scottish Geotchnical Group meeting presented by Peter Scott, Buro Happold. Contact Roger Doubal, Scott Wilson, 6 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX; email: roger. doubal@swk-scotland. co. uk Natural attenuation - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, 16 October, 6pm, University of Southampton, Southern Geotechnical Group meeting presented by Professor David Lerner, University of Sheffield.

Contact Jo Clark, tel: 023 8059 5439; email: jo. clark@soton. ac. uk Geotechnical instrumentation awareness, 17 October, Geotechnical Instruments (UK), Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Half-day seminar on new products and product applications. Contact tel: 0044 1926 338111; email: sales@geotech. co. uk Identification and prioritisation of contaminated land sites, 18 October, 6pm, Cardiff. South Wales Ground Engineering Group meeting presented by Dr Steve Simmond, Powys County Council. Followed by agm. Contact David Naylor, University of Swansea, tel: 01792 233 755; email: d. j. naylor@swansea. ac. uk BTS AGM and informal discussion, 18 October, 5. 30pm, London, British Tunnelling Society meeting introduced by Marc Nollet and Dirk van Ooteghem, Antwerp Tunnels. Contact the BTS administrator at the ICE, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: bts@ice. org. uk Site visit to former Birch Coppice Colliery , 20 October, Warwickshire, to view surface rehabilitation in preparation for a proposed shopping centre. IMM South Midlands branch meeting. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

EPSRC and ICE showcase on ground engineering, 22 October, 3pm-7pm, ICE, London. Presentation of EPSRC-funded research into practical problems in ground engineering.

Contact Andrew Crudgington, tel: 020 7665 2219; email: crudgington@ ice. org. uk GIS in geotechnical engineering, 22 October, 6pm, Nottingham Trent University. East Midlands Geotechnical Group joint meeting with ICES presented by Professor Mike Rosenbaum.

Contact Dr Ian Jefferson, tel: 0115 941 8418; fax: 0115 948 6450; email: ian. jefferson@ntu. ac. uk Reinforced soil design workshop, 24 October, 9am, Redworth, Co Durham. One-day northeast region workshop presented by Jim Penman and Chris Jenner, Tensar International.

Contact Anna Louise Hesketh, tel: 01254 262431.

North East branch of IMM agm and presidential address, 26 October, 6pm, Newcastle upon Tyne. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

Integrated management systems, 30 October, Dublin. One-day seminar organised by White Young Green. Repeated in London, 31 October and Leeds, 1 November. Contact Neil Pert, tel: 0113 278 7111; email: neil. pert@wyg. com.

The reconstruction of Huddersfield Narrow Canal, 30 October, 6. 30pm, University of Bradford, Yorkshire Geotechnical Group meeting presented by John Dennehy (HETS). Contact Anthony Joyce, Michael D Joyce Associates, tel: 01924 360 458; fax: 01924 386 535; email:

mdjoyceassociates@totalise. co. uk Geotechnics & IT - the medium for the future, 31 October, 1. 30pm. British Geotechnical Association half-day seminar, convenor Len Threadgold. Contact Dionne Dalgety, ICE, tel: 020 7665 2233; fax: 020 7799 1325; email: dionne. dalgety@ice. org. uk; www. geo. org. uk Project management of remediation projects, 1 November, 7pm, Birmingham. South Midlands branch IMM meeting. Contact Graham Woodrow, tel: 01302 320 486; fax: 01302 380 900.

PFA uses in geotechnical engineering, 5 November, 7pm, Haworth Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham. Midland Geotechnical Society meeting presented by Dr Lindon K A Sear, UKQAA. Contact: Jeff Mosforth, tel: 01926 813747; fax: 01926 813302; email: jeff@geotechnical. co. uk

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