NZGS Climate Change Symposium
The New Zealand Geotechnical Society in partnership with Engineering New Zealand, The Sustainability Society and MBIE will host a symposium to discuss the role of geotechnical engineers in climate change.
The symposium will engage the geotechnical industry in New Zealand and start discussions on how our industry can reach the carbon emission goals set by the New Zealand government. What does it mean for the geotechnical industry in New Zealand? Where do we need to stretch, collaborate and re-invent ourselves to meet the targets? Regardless if you work as a consultant, contractor, academic or policy maker, we are looking for a broad range of different opinions as this topic is important for all of us and collaboration, innovation and transformation are critical to start the process.
We hope to spark your interest and stimulate many constructive discussions about this topic and we want to hear different opinions and approaches how to overcome some of the current barriers. Collaboration is the key to reach these targets and help building a more sustainable future.
We are delighted to invite you to submit a presentation abstract and to register your attendance. Presentations will be short (10-15 mins) and we are specifically seeking presentations around the following topics:
- Tools and techniques
- adaptation, transition and mitigation
- overcoming barriers to climate ready project
Preparation of a paper is not required. However, authors are welcome to submit a paper in support of their presentation should they wish to do so. Closing date for abstracts is 8 August.
We hope to hear from you with an abstract and to see you in September for this inaugural symposium.