Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Practical Sustainability in Geo-Science and Engineering

On Wednesday 17th November 2010, 1.30 - 6.30. The Western Regional Group of the Geological Society and the University of Bristol Department of Earth Sciences will hold their first joint annual half-day conference. The theme is 'Practical Sustainability in Geo-Science and Engineering'. This event will be FREE to attend, we just ask that you let us know if you wish to attend as, unfortunately, there is a limit on the numbers.
The conference is proposed to comprise a mixture of:
* Keynote speakers from industry, academia and statutory bodies
* Offered papers and posters
* Networking opportunities
making this a key event for geological professionals in the region.
The aim of the conference is to inspire the geological community in the Western UK though the opportunity to showcase the latest sustainable geological developments, present new research, introduce innovative technologies and in general, share current knowledge of practical ways
sustainability is being addressed within geo-science and engineering.
We are inviting entries for speakers, papers and posters which will enthuse and challenge delegates - entries from all areas of geology are welcome. As suggestions, topics could include:
* Carbon footprinting of geo-engineering projects
* Sustainable brownfield remediation
* Innovative engineering waste management
* Carbon capture and storage
* Climate-proofing geological schemes
Prospective speakers and those wishing to present papers and posters should submit an abstract via e-mail using the attached submission form to the conference convenor. The submission deadline is Wednesday 15th September 2010.
For further details contact the event convenor, Nicola Berry.

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