EGCON 2022 Themes

EGCON 2022 Themes

  • Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure Development
  Planning Investigation, design and construction of railway lines in mountains
  Planning, Investigation, design and construction of highway tunnels
  Protecting slopes along Highways in Himalayas
  Geological and geotechnical uncertainties and remedies
  Ground (rock-/soil-mass) classification and characterization
  Post construction challenges and retrofitting
  Dam safety, rehabilitation, and improvement
  Ground behaviour – identification and responses
  Tunnelling Methods – applicability and new developments
  Underground caverns - design construction and challenges
  Risk mitigation plans and strategies
  Geo mechanical hazards-diagnosis and prevention
  • Technological Advancements in Investigation and Monitoring
  Challenges in mechanized tunnelling in difficult terrains including Himalayas
  Challenges of drill and blast (DnB) technique in conventional tunnelling and mitigation
  Advantages of engineering geophysical investigation and in-situ probing
  Application of Remote Sensing and Drone technology in infrastructure projects
  In-situ and laboratory testing of ground (rock and soil) – advancements and challenges
  3D Engineering Geological Modelling
  Blasting technologies for optimised surface and underground excavation
  In-situ instrument-aided and remotely-sensed ground-based monitoring of ground and critical infrastructure
  Vibration-induced Damages (ViD) assessment techniques, methods, and developments
  Hydraulic conductivity measurements in underground structures – importance and new developments
  Advances in academics and capacity building in Engineering Geology
  • Geohazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
  Landslides, avalanches, and slope stability assessment, modelling, and mitigation
  Effective engineering solution for sustainable mitigation of landslides
  Multi-hazards and its risk reduction endeavours in the Himalayas
  Seismology and Earthquake Engineering practices in infrastructure
  In-situ and regional Early Warning System (EWS) for hydro-meteorological hazards
  GLOF and LLOF hazards and its EWS practices and challenges
  Disaster risk reduction for sustainable infrastructure
  • Climate Change and Environmental Impact Assessment
  Effect and impact of extreme weather events.
  Safeguarding geoheritage sites during infrastructure development.
  Ensuring balanced effects on the ecosystem to ensure sustainable infrastructure.
  Studies and practices to record paleo-climatic conditions and prognosticate future events.
  Dos and Don’ts for large infrastructure for averting severe impacts of climate change extremes.
  Environmental and ecosystem friendly sustainable construction.
  EIA and EMP studies for infrastructure projects.
  • Emerging Challenges in Urban Infrastructure
  Geotechniques for urban infrastructure and smart cities.
  Urban flooding and mitigation.
  Safe and sustainable engineering structures for water supply and sewerage treatments.
  Water security issues for Urban infrastructures.
  Engineering solution to tackle pollution from Arsenic, Fluoride, and Lead in soil and groundwater.

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