7TH CANADIAN GEOHAZARDS CONFERENCE – GEOHAZARDS 7

//7TH CANADIAN GEOHAZARDS CONFERENCE – GEOHAZARDS 7
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The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) is pleased to invite you to Geohazards 7, the 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference. Geohazards 7 will be held June 3-6, 2018 at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta. The CGS’s Geohazards conferences are the premiere forums in Canada for the sharing and dissemination of scientific and engineering knowledge related to geohazard assessment and risk management.

Heavy rainfall in June 2013 resulted in the worst floods in Alberta’s history. Landslides, debris floods and debris flows cut off highway and rail access to Banff and Canmore, and many homes constructed on alluvial fans were destroyed. Municipal governments, the Province and the engineering and geoscience community have since carried out aggressive programs to quantify geohazard risk and increase public awareness of hazards, and are in the process of constructing mitigation measures to reduce future risk. Canmore is a terrific venue to showcase the results of some of these initiatives, which will feature in the conference program and field trip.

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