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The Association of Geohazard Professionals Host First Webinar of 2019

The Association of Geohazard Professionals Hosts First 2019 Webinar The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) hosted a live webinar on snow avalanche risk assessment and mitigation this past January 24. Presented by Bruce Jamieson and Chris Wilbur, the webinar touched on a wide variety of topics including: selected methods for characterizing snow avalanche terrain and […]

The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Announce Rope Access Safety Recognition Winners

GZA GeoEnvironmental, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Washington State Department of Transportation, and GeoStabilization International®,  win inaugural AGHP Rope Access Safety Recognition. The recognition, honoring best-in-class safety development and implementation initiatives within the geohazard industry, distinguish companies that foster & employ safe rope access work procedures, provide education & training to their personnel, and commit to enhancing the […]

Rope Access Committee Tours Sterling Rope Facility

On a side trip during the Highway Geology Symposium in Portland, Maine this past September, members of state departments of transportation and the Association of Geohazard Professional’s Rope Access Committee toured the Sterling Rope Factory in Biddeford, Maine.  Proudly manufacturing in the USA, Sterling has been fabricating climbing and work ropes for decades.  Their innovations […]

Technical Note: To Deform or Not to Deform: That is the Question!

Flexible net rockfall catchment fences are one tool available to engineers for mitigating rockfall events. These systems have been in use for decades around the world with a rather impressive performance record. Though the basic concept of the systems has remained relatively unchanged during this time, the specifics of the fences have become more advanced, […]

Abstract Submission Now Open – 7th International Conference on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation

Abstract submission is now open for the 7th International Conference on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation.  Convened by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, the conference will be held in Golden, Colorado USA on June 10-13, 2019.  With the beautiful Rocky Mountains covering half the state, Colorado shares the problem of debris-flow hazards with other mountainous areas […]

Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts The 2018 Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation will be hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS). This year’s technical sessions will focus on the following major topics: Lessons Learned: Case Studies Rock Slopes UAV Applications Instrumentation Impact of Extreme Weather […]

Call for Papers – Natural Hazards Review Special Collection: The 2017 Disasters, Sociotechnical Perspectives

ASCE Publications Call for Papers – Abstracts Due February 28, 2018 Natural Hazards Review Special Collection: The 2017 Disasters, Sociotechnical Perspectives Invitation to Contribute:  The Journal is soliciting manuscripts, specifically on 2017 disasters, to be considered for publication in a new collection, entitled “The 2017 Disasters: Sociotechnical Perspectives”. Topics include, but are not limited to: – characterization of resilience […]