Conference Themes

The organizing team has planned for the main theme of the congress as “Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Developing Countries”. Sub- themes of the congress include:

  1. Engineering Geology for Sustainable Development
  • Engineering Geological Modeling
  • Case Studies for Engineering Geological Investigation
  • New Technology and Equipment for Engineering Geology
  • Geoparks and Disaster Museums for Sustainable Development
  1. Neotectonics
  • Active Fault and associated Earthquakes
  • Himalayan Tectonics
  • Crustal Dynamics and Recent Earthquake Sources
  1. Landslides
  • Landslides, Debris Flows, and Rock Fall
  • Landslide Hazard and Risk Evaluation
  • Landslide Risk Reduction
  • Slope Stability
  • Urbanization on Mountain Slopes
  • Rock Slope Failure
  • Snow and Debris Avalanche
  1. Geohazards in Developing Countries
  • Flood Hazards
  • Volcanic Hazards
  • Tsunami Hazards
  • Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs)
  1. Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Soft Ground Treatments
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Stability Analyses
  • Physical Properties of Soils
  • Physico-chemical Environment of Soils
  • Geotechnical Modeling
  • Uses of Geopolymers in Geotech and Geo-Environment
  • Geo-Environmental Issues
  • Waste Disposal Issues
  1. Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources and Watershed Management
  • Wastewater Treatment and Water Purification
  • Water Pollution in River, Lake and Coastal Area
  1. Tunneling and Role of Rock Mechanics in Developing Countries
  • Hard rock tunneling Issues and Development
  • Soft ground Tunneling Issues and Development
  • Rock Mechanics and Behaviors of Discontinuities in Hard Terrain
  1. Urban Geology, Urban Planning and Management
  • Environmental Assessment for Urban Development
  • Urban Design and Development Planning
  • Transportation Planning for Sustainable Development
  • Solid Waste Management for Urban Areas
  1. Engineering Hydrogeology and Management
  • Groundwater Management
  • Groundwater and Land Subsidence
  • Groundwater Monitoring and Restoration
  • Fractured Rock Hydrology
  1. Remote Sensing and Geodesy
  • Remote Sensing and Geodesy in Geological Applications
  • Remote Sensing and Geodesy in Geotech/Geo-Environment
  • Remote Sensing and Geodesy in Water/Coastal Management
  • Remote Sensing and Geodesy in Urban Planning and Waste Management
  1. Seismic Hazards, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Geological and Geotechnical Consequences
  • Earthquake Engineering and Ground Response
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
  • Retrofitting Structures
  • Structural Damages and Fatigues in Structures
  • Future of Himalayan Earthquake
  • Earthquake-Induced Landslide
  • Seismic hazard analysis
  • Earthquake Safe Buildings in Developing Countries
  1. Consequences of Geo-Disasters and Disaster Risk Management
  • Seismic consequences in infrastructure
  • Seismic consequences in Social Welfare and Mental Trauma
  • Effects of Flooding/Tsunami/Storm in Infrastructures
  • Effects of Flooding/Tsunami/Storm in Social Welfare and Mental Trauma
  • Volcanic Disasters and Management
  • Landslide Risk Management
  • Policy and Implementation for Disaster Preparedness, Response, Shelter and Recovery
  • Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Resilience and Disaster Management
  1. Dimension Stones and Quarry Sites
  • Reserves and Utilization of Dimension Stones
  • Construction materials and aggregates for developing countries
  • Disposal of Mine Wastes and Mine Tail
  1. Climate Change and Related Geopolitics
  2. Landfill Engineering and Solid Waste Management
  3. Geoethics in Engineering Geology: Doing the right thing while managing the geological environment
  4. The 2015 Gorkha Earthquake