Technical Program

AEG 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts 

Deadline Extended to May 21


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Instructions for Writing and Submitting your Abstract


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 Company or Affiliation and then your 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 not including the title and author lines. 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.

Bio: Enter your bio (limited to 125 words) for the moderation introduction before your presentation.


Please have a backup author prepared to give your presentation should you not be able to attend. Rescheduling presentations after July 1, 2021 is extremely difficult for the Technical Program committee and we would really appreciate your commitment to attending the Annual Meeting for your presentation. Please do not submit an abstract if you do not plan to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting for your presentation. Your abstract will be reviewed for subject and format appropriateness; notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent by June 15, 2021.


We must receive your meeting registration for the meeting by July 15, 2021 in order for your abstract to be published in the Program with Abstracts.

Proposed Symposia:

  1. Dams and Levees – Risk-n-the-River

  2. Coastal Hazards

  3. Environmental – Topic: 1,4 Dioxane

  4. GeoUAS (Drones)

  5. Diversity 

  6. Geologic and Seismic Hazards (GASH) – Evaluating Geologic and Seismic Hazards and the Potential Need for Hazard Mitigation.

  7.  NOA 

  8. Tunneling 

  9. Landslides - Line ‘em up but don’t knock ‘em down! Landslide Investigation and Mitigation for Linear Infrastructure Projects

  10. Subsidence


Sample Abstract:

Rebuilding Example Dam, Lessons Learned from an Interesting Project I worked On

LastName, FirstName, Example Company, email@company. com; Secondary FirstName LastName, Email; Tertiary FirstName LastName, email


In Month of Year, a series of strong storms hit Major US State.  State received over 34 inches of rainfall in 2 months, resulting in the overtopping and partial failure of Example Dam, which provides drinking water for over 3 million residents in the Central part of State.  Company responded with a team of engineering geologists who worked with 14 drill rigs, a team of industrial hygienists to monitor air quality, and a UAV pilot who photographed the damaged dam.  LIDAR mapping was also used to identify offsets from a nearby fault that trends toward Example Dam.  As part of the dam reconstruction effort, over 4 million tons of soil was transported to re-build and stabilize the aging earthen dam.  Some of this soil contained potentially hazardous concentrations of naturally occurring metals, which required special PPE for on-Site workers and area air monitoring.  This presentation will summarize the events leading to the overtopping and partial failure of Example Dam, Company’s response efforts resulting in a successful repair, as well as lessons learned.

Call for Symposium Abstracts

Dam and Levee Symposium – Risk-n-the-River

The Dams Technical Working Group of Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist (AEG) is currently accepting abstracts for presentation in the 14th Dams and Levees symposium that will be a part of the 2021 AEG Annual Meeting.  The 2021 AEG Annual meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 18-26, 2021. Please share your talks involving Dams and Levees.


Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Risk assessments for dams, floodwalls, or levees

  • NFIP risk assessments for levees

  • Coastal flood protection systems

  • Aggregate Alkali Reaction Issues

  • Dam and Levee Geologic related Case Histories

  • Dam or Levee failures or incidents

  • Innovative Risk Management Measures

  • Seismic assessment and remediation

  • Unrecognized hazards identified during construction

  • Levee or dam repairs, remediation

  • Geology related Breach analysis

  • Paleo-hydrology and Paleo-seismic studies


This will be our 14th Dams Symposium at an AEG Annual Meeting. This year we are encouraging abstracts for those talks you did not give last year virtually about dams and levees. Please use the link above to submit your and ALSO submit a copy of your abstract via email to: Tom Terry, at; and Scott Walker at Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation by the Dams Technical Working Group. Notification will be provided to authors via e-mail in June 2021. 

Evaluating Geologic and Seismic Hazards and the Potential Need for Hazard Mitigation

Symposium Co-Chairs: Gerry L. Stirewalt, and Jennie Watson-Lamprey,


The Geologic and Seismic Hazards Technical Working Group (GASH TWG) seeks abstracts for a symposium to be convened at the 2021 Annual AEG Meeting in San Antonio titled “Evaluating Geologic and Seismic Hazards and the Potential Need for Hazard Mitigation”. Abstracts should focus on practical examples illustrating how data were collected and evaluated to determine the presence or absence of geologic and seismic hazards and, if hazards existed that could potentially pose an unacceptable risk to public health and safety and the environment, the consequent evaluation of the need for a hazard mitigation plan. The TWG will welcome examples addressing a range of potential hazards in a variety of geologic settings, including but not limited to seismically induced shaking or liquefaction, fault rupture (tectonic deformation), dissolution (non-tectonic deformation), volcanism, landslides and other slope stability issues, and adverse foundation conditions.


The GASH TWG will consider abstracts from diverse individuals in academia, including students; consulting companies; industrial entities; and tribal, state, and federal government agencies. The practical examples may address the following specific topics, or others that potential speakers want the TWG to consider for presentation at the symposium:

  • How site characterization data were used to eliminate concerns about geologic and seismic hazards at a proposed site location or along a linear infrastructure (e.g., a pipeline).

  • How data were used to identify a potential hazard at a proposed site, leading to additional investigations and data collection for adequately characterizing the hazard and evaluating the need for mitigation measures.

  • How the presence of a hazardous condition at the site of an existing critical facility was determined based on new data that documented a previously undetected hazard, or on the occurrence of an unexpected hazardous event affecting the site.

  • How site characterization and assessment of hazards resulted in changes to the project plan that made it possible to avoid a potential subsequent hazardous event and mitigation planning.

  • How consideration of uncertainties in data and data interpretations was incorporated into the assessment of geologic and seismic hazards.

  • How the approach developed by the Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) has been applied for characterization of seismic sources and ground motion.

  • How paleoliquefaction data were used to characterize potential seismic sources.

  • How geotechnical engineers and geoscientists coordinated for evaluation of geologic and seismic hazards and the need for a hazard mitigation plan.

  • How geoscientists assisted with consideration of appropriate engineered mitigation approaches if that aspect was part of the geoscientific study.

  • Lessons learned from both successes and failures in identifying, characterizing, and evaluating geologic and seismic hazards.