Welcome to the ISSMGE TC215 website

The members of the Technical Committee, TC215, on Environmental Geotechnics of the ISSMGE cordially welcome you to our website.

After the economic boom and the industrialization of the 1950s, the quantity of wastes to be disposed increased tremendously, accidental spills of chemicals have created numerous contaminated sites throughout the world. Therefore, environmental problems have become more and more prevalent. To solve these problems, Geoenvironmental Engineering has evolved in the 1980's by utilizing combined geotechnical and environmental engineering technologies, with the aim to address the problems of contaminated sites as well as hazardous and non-hazardous waste management.

The purpose of the TC215 on Environmental Geotechnics, is to spread the state-of-the-art and -practice of the main areas of Environmental Geotechnics to practitioners and researchers working in this field, as well as individuals in other professional areas (e.g., chemical engineering, environmental engineering). The TC215 is devoted to a number of activities such as: organizing and supporting technically the main workshops and conferences on these topics, setting up task forces meant to disseminate knowledge in this field, to promote new initiatives, to increase participation at local and global events related to the geo-environment, to encourage international and interdisciplinary cooperation. 

To support these activities, a new website has been created. This website presents our Terms of Reference with the current activities to be developed, provides a detailed list of the international members of TC215, a list of related publications, a calendar of events of interest and the most important announcements for TC215 meetings and activities.

The TC215 also features a forum where TC members, task forces, academics and practitioners may interact, share their knowledge and discuss environmental and geotechnical problems. A page where to share documents and pictures with the society members is also previewed (shared documents).