The GeoNiagara 2021 Local Organizing Committee invites members of the Canadian and international geotechnical and hydrogeological communities to contribute papers for presentation at the conference.  Of particular interest are submissions highlighting recent research developments and advancements in their respective fields of practice, as well as case histories dealing with the challenges of geotechnical or hydrogeological problems.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts of a maximum of 300 words by January 31, 2021. Abstracts can be written in English or French.


Invitations for the submission of full papers* will be sent by February 28, 2021 to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the conference’s Technical Committee. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit their full papers by May 15, 2021, along with at least one conference registration – papers will be reviewed for clarity and technical merit. Reviewer comments will be provided by June 15, 2021, with revised papers being due July 1, 2021.

*Hydrogeological submissions will not require a full paper, but authors will need to submit revised and final versions of abstracts at the paper stage.

Geotechnical Themes

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations

  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology

  • Landslides and Geohazards

  • Mining Geotechnics and Hydrogeology

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering

  • Transportation Geotechnics

  • Geosynthetics

  • Cold Regions and Permafrost Geotechnics

  • Sustainable Geotechnics

  • Professional Practice

  • Special Geotechnical Themes

    • Dams and Embankments

    • Pipelines and Trenchless Technologies

    • Laboratory Testing

    • Site Improvement Techniques

    • Geophysical Methods

    • Remote Sensing and Monitoring

    • Risk Management in Geotechnical Projects

    • In-situ Testing

    • Tunnelling in Urban Environments

Hydrogeological Themes

  • Contaminant Transport & Remediation

  • Groundwater and Climate Change

  • Groundwater - Surface Water Interactions

  • Groundwater Nutrients and Rural Issues

  • Energy Development and Groundwater

  • Metals Geochemistry and/or Mining

  • Fractured and Karst Groundwater Systems

  • Regional Groundwater Resources & Mapping

  • Cold Regions Hydrogeology

  • Tracers and Isotopes

  • Groundwater Modeling

  • Vadose Zone Hydrogeology

  • Hydrogeological Characterization and Hydrogeophysics

  • Deep Groundwater Systems

  • General Hydrogeology

  • Outreach and Education in Hydrogeology




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