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The conference theme of GeoNiagara 2021 is Creating a Sustainable and Smart Future, and will feature technical sessions on subjects of broad interest in the geotechnical and hydrogeological fields. In addition to the technical program and plenary sessions, the conference will include a complement of distinguished keynote speakers, high calibre short courses, technical tours and social events.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts in the following topic areas:

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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