There has been very little activity for IAEG since last reporting. The programme of international conferences and meetings has been severely disrupted by Covid-19. The status of current IAEG meetings and conferences is available on the IAEG website and updated in the weekly connector newsletter. Uncertainty on the programme of events is likely or remain for at least Q1/Q2 of 2021.
National Groups have reported limited activity in 2021 and most counties have been equally disrupted by Covid-19. Member activity has been dependent on local and regional group activities. There has been some activity for new national groups for IAEG in South America, but this will not be verified until the next council meeting – deferred to 2021.
A new YEG Chair has been appointed – Stratis Karantanellis, from Greece. The YEG have started a programme of providing structured and predefined questions interviews to our YEG and IAEG members and then sharing their answers via IAGE / YEG social media and IAEG website. The aim is for Engineering Geologists to get to know other members, create networks, and give them the opportunity to gain profile for the work they are doing in this new world order.
The review of the rules and statutes of IAEG remains on hold pending an Executive and Council meeting.
IAEG Australiasian Vice President DJohnson@tonkintaylor.co.nz