GSE 2016 Symposium: Debris Flow and Related Phenomena

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Woodvale Facility, Millwood Golf Course

4540 50 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6L

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Early Bird Pricing extended to March 27!

As many of our members routinely practice throughout the Canadian Cordillera and, more recently, specifically addressing the slope instabilities that occurred during the 2013 Alberta floods, your Geotechnical Society of Edmonton is proud to present a one-day Workshop on Debris Flow and Related Phenomena. This workshop will focus on the state of the art management of debris flow hazards. The workshop starts with discussions about the relevance of the phenomena, definitions and terminology and proceeding to the current understanding on the physics of debris flows generation, evolution and motion.

The management of these hazards is then presented in three main sections:
* Hazard Assessment - frequencies, volumes, runout, and hazard maps,
* Risk Analysis - qualitative and quantitative analyses, risk to life, and risk evaluation criteria; and
* Remedial Measures - prevention, stabilization, and containment.

Dr. Oldrich Hungr

Dr. Hungr is a Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Hungr has many years of experience in the consultant and academic environments, mostly on projects related to landslides and slope stability. He has done extensive research on debris flow hazard assessments, runout distance prediction and modelling, and numerous other related topics; he is considered one of the world’s leading experts in this subject. Dr. Hungr has published numerous papers on research and applied aspects of debris flow hazard management and he has also edited a book on debris flows and related phenomena with Dr. Jakob that was published in 2005.

Dr. Matthias Jakob

Dr. Jakob is a Senior Geoscientist at BGC Engineering. Dr. Jakob counts as one of Canada’s leading experts in the hazard and risk assessment of landslides with over 20 years on debris floods and debris flows. He has completed assessments in over 100 creeks mostly in Canada, but also in Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Italy, and Austria. Dr. Jakob has published some 30 papers on applied aspects of those processes. He has also edited a book on debris flows and related phenomena with Prof. Hungr that was published in 2005.


Registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 am. Course from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with an hour lunch break. All participants will receive printed copies of the course presentation materials. Hot lunch buffet will be provided. Snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided during breaks. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.

Note: Member rates apply for members of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton (GSE), Calgary Geotechnical Society (CGY), Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Edmonton Geological Society. Those belonging to similar organizations should contact the GSE to request member pricing.

Early Bird fees apply to registrations submitted on or before March 27, 2016. After March 28, registration fees will increase by $50. Cancellations of the ticket purchase may be made up to one week prior to the event; however, a processing fee of $15 will be deducted. Substitutions can be made at no cost.

Other registration inquires should also be directed to events@geotechnical.ca.

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4540 50 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6L

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