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The IAEG holds an international congress every four years, hosted by a country with a national group. Additionally, an international meeting is organised by the IAEG, in many cases on the occasion of, and in conjunction with, the International Geological Congress (IGC). National groups are encouraged to organise symposia on specific engineering geological subjects, under the auspices of the IAEG, in those years in which no IAEG international congress occurs.


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Year City Description
1964 New Delhi (India) Creation of the IAEG during the 22nd International Geological Congress (IGC)
1967 Paris (France) 1st meeting of the provisional Board of the IAEG
1968 Prague (Czechoslovakia) 1st General Assembly of the IAEG during the 23rd IGC
1968 Brno (Czechoslavakia) During the conference “Grout curtains in hydrotechnical construction”
1969 Paris (France) 1st meeting of the executive committee
1970 Paris (France) 1st IAEG Congress
1971 Moscow (USSR, Russia) International symposium: “Engineering geological properties of clays and processes in them”
1972 Montreal (Canada) During the 24th IGC
1973 Hanover (Germany) International symposium: “Sink-holes and subsidence: Engineering geological problems related to soluble rocks”
1974 São Paulo (Brazil) 2nd IAEG Congress
1975 Krefeld (Germany) There was no conference of any type. Only the executive committee and the Council met in Krefeld and a meeting to Fortuna Mine (Coal-lignite) was arranged by Richard Wolters
1976 Sydney (Australia) During the 25th IGC
1977 Prague (Czechoslovakia) International symposium: “Landslides and other mass movements”
1978 Madrid (Spain) 3rd IAEG Congress
1979 Tbilisi (USSR, Georgia) International symposium: “Engineering geological problems related to hydrotechnical construction” and the meeting of the IAEG Council
1980 Paris (France) During the 26th IGC
1981 Istanbul (Turkey) International symposium: “Engineering geology problems related to construction on soluble rocks”
1982 New Delhi (India) 4th IAEG Congress
1983 Lisbon (Portugal) International symposium: “Engineering geology and underground construction”
1984 Moscow (Russia) During the 27th IGC
1985 Winston – Salem, North Carolina (USA) International symposium: ·Engineering geology and waste disposal”. The council meeting was held in Washington DC
1986 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 5th IAEG Congress
1987 Beijing (China) International symposium: “Engineering geological environment in mountainous areas”
1988 Athens (Greece) International symposium: “Engineering geology as related to the study preservation and protection of ancient works, monuments and historical sites”
1989 Washington DC (USA) During the 28th IGC
1990 Amsterdam (Netherland) 6th IAEG Congress
1991 Sfax (Tunisia) International symposium: “Urban geology”
1992 Kyoto (Japan) During the 29th IGC
1993 Montpellier (France) International symposium: “Geology and confinement of toxic wastes”
1994 Lisbon (Portugal) 7th IAEG Congress
1995 Copenhagen (Denmark) The executive and council meetings were organised during the XI European conference on Soil Mechanics with the theme: “The interplay between engineering geology and geotechnical engineering”
1996 Beijing (China) During the 30th IGC
1997 Athens (Greece) International symposium: “Engineering geology and the environment”
1998 Vancouver (Canada) 8th IAEG Congress, “A global view from the Pacific Rim”
1999 Kathmandu (Nepal) International symposium: “Engineering geology, hydrogeology and natural disasters with emphasis on Asia”
2000 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) During the 31st IGC
2001 Helsinki (Finland) International symposium: “Aggregates”
2002 Durban (South Africa) 9th IAEG Congress, “Engineering geology for developing countries”
2003 Istanbul (Turkey) International symposium: “Construction materials and building stones”
2004 Florence (Italy) During the 32nd IGC
2005 Lyon (France) International symposium: “Geology and linear infrastructures”
2006 Nottingham (United Kingdom) 10th IAEG Congress, “Engineering geology for tomorrow cities”
2007 Vail, Colorado (USA) During the 1st North American conference on “Landslides”
2008 Madrid (Spain) 2nd European regional conference of the IAEG
2009 Chengdu (China) International symposium and 7th Asian Regional conference of the IAEG
2010 Auckland (New Zealand) 11th IAEG Congress, “Geologically active”
2011 Moscow (Russia) International symposium: “Environmental geosciences and engineering survey for territory protection and population safety”
2012 Banff (Canada) During the 11th International and 2nd North American symposium on “Landslides”
2013 Beijing (China) International symposium and 9th Asian regional conference of the IAEG: “Global view of engineering geology and the environment”
2014 Turin (Italy) 12th IAEG Congress, “Engineering geology for society and territory”
Year City Description
1997 Tokyo (Japan) 1st Asian regional conference on “Dam geology”
1999 Bangi (Malaysia) 2nd Asian regional conference on “Engineering geology: Planning for sustainable development”
2001 YogyaKarta (Indonesia) 3rd Asian regional conference on “Natural resources management for regional development in tropical area”
2004 Hong Kong (China) 4th Asian regional conference on “Engineering geology for sustainable development in mountainous areas”
2005 Kathmandu (Nepal) 5th Asian regional conference on “Engineering geology, hydrology, and natural disasters”
2007 Seoul (South Korea) 6th Asian regional conference on “Geohazard in engineering geology”
2009 Chengdu (China) 7th Asian regional conference of IAEG on “Geological engineering problems in major construction projects”
2011 Bangalore (India) 8th Asian regional conference of IAEG on “Underground space technology”
2013 Beijing (China) 9th Asian regional conference of IAEG on “Global view of engineering geology and the environment”
Year City Description
2000 Turin (Italy) Geological and Geotechnical influences in the Preservation of Historical and Cultural Heritage
2004 Liège (Belgium) 1st European regional conference of IAEG: “Professional practices and engineering geological methods”
2008 Madrid (Spain) 2nd European regional conference of IAEG: “Cities and their underground environment”
2016 Belgrade (Serbia) XV symposium on engineering geology and geotechnics