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Ground Related Risk to Transportation Infrastructure

  • The Geological Society (Burlington House) Piccadilly London, England, W1J 0BD United Kingdom (map)

We are pleased to announce a conference for the Society’s chosen scientific theme in 2017 (Year of Risk). The meeting will focus on best practice for managing geotechnical infrastructure and is supported by the UK Geotechnical Asset Owners Forum.

The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase innovative, industry leading approaches to holistic and tactical risk management across geotechnical infrastructure.

Provisional programme

Sessions include:

  • Strategic Geotechnical Asset Management
  • Current and future infrastructure resilience and monitoring
  • Ground related hazards
  • Operational response to hazards and events

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jean Hutchinson, Queen's University, Canada
  • Jim Shields, BAM Nuttall
  • Kenichi Soga, University of California, Berkeley
  • Tim Spink, Mott MacDonald


  • Simon Abbott (Network Rail)
  • Chris Power (Mott MacDonald)
  • Fiona Todd (Coal Authority)
  • Ken Gavin (University of Delft)
  • Claire Brint (Network Rail)
  • Tom Berry (Arup)
  • Jonathan Chambers (BGS)
  • Verity Smith (Atkins)