13th IAEG CONGRESS 2018
The 13th IAEG Congress will be held in San Francisco, California during the week of 17-21 September 2018. For this event the IAEG is partnering with the US Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists. This will be the first time the IAEG Congress has been held in the USA. Registration for the Congress is open and information on events planned, field courses and guest tour options can be found on this webpage: https://www.aegannualmeeting.org/registration
IAEG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL MEETINGS NOVEMBER 2017
The IAEG Executive Committee met in Kathmandu, Nepal 24 to 26 November 2017. This was followed by the annual IAEG Council meeting. These meetings were held in conjunction with the 11th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG. Key discussion points from the Kathmandu meetings included membership, strategy and fees as summarised here.
MEMBERSHIP AND NEW NATIONAL GROUPS
In 2017 there were 4369 members of the IAEG from 58 National Groups. This is a 9% increase in membership from 2016. New Zealand is the third largest National Group with 311 members affiliated via the New Zealand Geotechnical Society. Three new National Groups were approved – Bangladesh, Iraq and Chinese Taipei (the latter as a Regional Group).
NEW MEMBERSHIP FEE STRUCTURE
Council approved a new fee structure in line with the Bulletin being published digital-only from 2019. The new fees, which will take effect from 2019, for NZ IAEG members, will be:
- No Bulletin 20 €
- With Bulletin 32 €
The smaller differential in fees between no bulletin and receiving the bulletin from 2019 reflects the lower cost in publishing digital-only compared with the existing hard copy. This is the first change in IAEG fees since 2008.
The next IAEG Executive Committee meeting is May 2018 in Paris, and the next annual Executive and Council meetings will be in San Francisco as part of the Congress in September 2018. These will be reported on in future bulletins.
IAEG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FROM 2019 TO 2022
Nominations for positons on the IAEG Executive for the period 2019 to 2022 closed 15 May 2018. This includes the President, Vice-Presidents for geographical areas, Secretary-General and Treasurer. Elections will held at the council meeting in September.
The next IAEG Vice President for Australasia will come from New Zealand based on the 1:1 agreement between the AGS and NZGS. NZGS has nominated Doug Johnson for the role of Australasian VP. An Australian Liaison for the IAEG over the term 2019 to 2022 to coordinate with the new VP from NZ will be nominated by the AGS.
Just a reminder – the IAEG website contains a number of recorded lectures and webinars that can be watched online. Keep checking the website as new items are added periodically.