Technical Program

AEG 2020 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Instructions for Writing and Submitting your Abstract

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020


Font: Type abstract in 10 point Times font.

Title:  Bold your title (please do not use all caps for your title).  Your title may not be more than 120 characters in length, including spaces. Please capitalize the first letter of all primary words as in the example below.

Author(s): Type last name first, followed by first name, followed  by Company or Affiliation and email address. All co-authors should be listed as first name, last name and email address only.  Group names will not be accepted as an author. Please see example below.

Abstract:  Your abstract body is limited to 300 words or less. Tables or photos may be added to your abstract for a fee of $150.00 each. 

Indicate your preferred mode of presentation: Oral, Poster, or Either (meaning no preference).

Invited Papers:  If your paper was invited for one of the symposia sessions, please indicate the appropriate session on your submittal.


Please do not submit an abstract if you cannot attend the 2020 Annual Meeting. Please have a backup author prepared to give your presentation should you not be able to attend. Technical Program modifications after July 15, 2020 are highly discouraged. We must receive your registration for the meeting by August 1, 2020 in order for your abstract to be published in the Program with Abstracts.


Your abstract will be reviewed for content and formatting; notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent by June 15, 2020. 

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Deadline for submittal is June 1, 2020.


Sample Abstract:

“Your Country is Falling Apart” Response to Recent Landslides by the North Carolina Geological Survey

Bauer, Jennifer, North Carolina Geological Survey,; Richard M. Wooten; Kenneth A. Gillon; Thomas J. Douglas 


Since August 2009, the mountains of Western North Carolina have received 42 inches of rainfall, 16 inches above normal, relieving the region of a two-year drought. These rain events have also increased soil moisture, raised groundwater levels, and triggered over 40 landslide events in the region. As part of its commitment to public safety, the North Carolina Geological Survey has responded to fifteen of these events to evaluate slope stability and provide information to assist state and local agencies and the public. These response efforts have included requests from emergency management officials, erosion control officers, and town planners concerned about the life, health, safety and property of their citizens. Response activities include stability assessment and monitoring of sites during recovery and clean-up efforts; assisting in determining the nature and extent of the slope failures; mapping the affected area and areas that could be affected (e.g. hazard zonation and debris flow inundation modeling), making Geographic Information System (GIS) maps to assist emergency management officials in their response and contingency planning; and communicating findings to the appropriate officials, public, and the media. Mapping and data collected at these sites is incorporated into a slope movement-slope movement deposit geodatabase. All of the slope movements to which the NCGS responded occurred on slopes that have been modified in some way by human activity; four of them have damaged six structures and four threaten homes, one of which has been condemned. This paper will illustrate several of these landslide investigations and responses, as well as give a brief timeline of  rainfall events correlating to these slope failures.

AEG 2020 Portland Symposia Titles

  • Dams and Levees: Hazards in Hindsight

  • Geotechnical Asset Management: Change Detection, Asset Management, and Technology

  • Environmental Characterization and Remediation

  • Cascadia Subduction Zone: Associated Hazards and Mitigation

    • Part 1: Preparedness, Policy, Readying infrastructure

    • Part 2: Applied Earthquake Design and Case Studies

  • Geologic Aspects of Alternative Energy Sources

  • Our Neighboring Volcanoes:  Hazards, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned

  • Engineering Geology for Tunnels and Underground Construction

  • Landslides and Society: Hazards, Risk and Communication

    • Part 1 Technical Advances in Applied Landslide Science

    • Part 3 Landslide Mitigation, Policies, and Case Studies

  • Naturally Occurring Asbestos: Hindsight in 2020 and Lessons for the Future

  • UAS in Environmental and Engineering Geology

  • Coastal Hazards

  • Geophysics


Proposed Technical Sessions

  • Complexity in Modern Engineering Geology

  • Emerging Contaminants

  • Environmental Characterization and Remediation

  • Geologic and Geotechnical Site Characterization

  • Geologic Hazard Mapping

  • Geological Engineering of Transportation Projects

  • Groundwater & Karst

  • Geophysical Case Studies

  • Hydrogeology and Groundwater Investigations

  • Ideas to Help You Thrive in Retirement:  Volunteering Your Time, Sharing Your Expertise, and Serving the Greater Good

  • Mine Reclamation and Geologic Materials

  • Risk-Based Methodology for Geologic Applications

  • Rockfall Mitigation

  • Seismic Hazards – Investigation and Mitigation / Mapping

  • Transportation and Infrastructure Projects

  • Vapor Intrusion



Call for Abstract for the 2020 Dams and Levees Symposium - "Hazards in Hindsight, Lessons for the Future"

The Dams Technical Working Group of AEG is currently accepting abstracts for presentation in the Dams and Levees Symposium. Our focus this year will be on Hazards in Hindsight, Lessons for the Future. Please share your dam or levee talks involving failures, near failures, or potential failures, or remediation and lessons learned! These incidents and case histories provide us so much knowledge to avoid losses and improve the profession. Suggested symposium topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Dam or levee failures or incidents

  • Innovative risk management measures

  • Seismic assessment and remediation

  • Unrecognized hazards identified during construction

  • Risk assessments for dams, floodwalls, or levees

  • Levee or dam repairs, remediation

  • Breach analysis

  • Paleo-hydrology studies

  • Spillway design and hydrologic hazard studies

  • NFIP risk assessments for levees

  • Levee or dam site characterizations for assessments or design

A special informational session will take place in the morning of September 16th (Day 2). The session will include an overview of geology-related potential failure modes, PFM identification, and an overview of risk assessments. More information will be provided by email and/or on the conference website as the session becomes more fully developed. This will be our 13th Dams Symposium at an AEG Annual Meeting! Our symposia have typically been 1 to 2 days of exciting and relevant presentations about dams. This year we are expanding the topic to include levees because so many members are deeply involved with levee studies in addition to evaluation of dams.


If you have questions, please contact the co-chairs of the symposium: Bruce Hilton, at; and Holly Nichols at Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation by the Dams Technical Working Group. Notifications will be provided via e-mail by June 1, 2020. We look forward to seeing you at the end of Summer in Beautiful Portland!


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