- To foster advancement of engineering practices and recognition of issues supporting the safety of earthfill dams, levees, embankments, and slopes.
- To organize and coordinate education, application, and research activities within ASCE/G-I, and through liaisons with other organizations with related interests in the design, construction and evaluation of embankments, levees, dams, and slopes.
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Looking for an article related to Embankments, Dams, and Slopes from the ASCE Journal of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division (JSMFD) that was published before 1983?
Collection of Classic EDS Journal Articles
The EDS reconnaissance team visited the Edenville and Sanford Dam Failures in Michigan, USA. The failure occurred on May 19, 2020. Video of the event on Youtube. A summary of the team's report will be published in GeoStrata and is also located here.
On June 3, 2020, there was a quick clay landslide in Alta, Norway. The EDS is attempting to arrange a reconnaissance of the site with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. CNN video and Youtube video .
Are you interested in being a reconnaissance team member? Then please fill out this questionnaire and send it to Tim Stark at the email address above.
The Geo-Extreme specialty conference will be August 15-18, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. The conference website is Geo-Extreme.org.
Geo-Extreme 2021 aims to create a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss how the geo-engineering community can work with other professionals, e.g., climate scientists, engineers, emergency managers, resilience and sustainability investigators, insurance experts, and policy makers, to properly cope with extreme events (such as hurricanes, floods, extreme precipitations, droughts, wildfires, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) under a changing climate.