Engineering Resiliency in a Changing Climate
June 3 - 6, 2018

Accepted Abstracts

We are pleased to provide the title and corresponding author information for all approved abstracts that were submitted to Geohazards 7. Over 90 abstracts were accepted to move on to the paper submission stage - our thanks go out to all submitters.

All corresponding authors are reminded that, in order to be considered for an oral or poster presentation assignment, a technical paper or extended abstract must be submitted by February 16, 2018 using the online submission process - see Submission Details for complete information.



Geohazards 7


Landslides, Landslide-generated Waves
A simplified approach for estimating residual strength of landslide soils
Biao Li
Concordia University
Assessment and Mitigation of Landslide Hazard in Sensitive Clay
Saeed Delara
Fluor Canada Ltd.
ASSESSMENT OF CASCADE EFFECTS OF A 1MIO CUBIC METER ROCK-SLIDE AND A LANDSLIDE DAM OUTBREAK FLOOD AT THE COUGAR CREEK WATER SHED
Manfred Scheikl
ALP-infra Consulting & Engineering GmbH
Assessment of landslide runout in the polish outer flysch Carpathians
Izabela Laskowicz
Polish Geological Institute
Benefits of Secured Drapery Systems using High Energy Absorption Solutions – Testing and Implementation
Kamal Khodja
Maccaferri Canada Ltd.
Better together: A Geohazards case study in northwest BC
Sid Tsang
Stantec
Case Study of the Rapid Reactivation of the 1982 Goddard Landslide along the Canadian Pacific Railway near Ashcroft, British Columbia
Kristen M Tappenden
Thurber Engineering Ltd.
Comparison between three rock slope hazard assessment methodologies based on a case study from Norway.
Marc-Andre Brideau
BGC Engineering
Design and Construction of Steep Creek Hazard Mitigation Structures in Austria
Manfred Scheikl
ALP-infra Consulting & Engineering GmbH
Empirical estimation of the retrogression and the runout distance of sensitive clay flowslides
Dominique Turmel
Laval University
GEOHAZARDS 2017 -- Coastal Area Dynamic Change, and Traffic Corridor Event Safety and Management Support
john steven metzger
IDSNA Inc. / GSM
Geomorphological Assessment of the Stephen Creek Landslide, in Field, BC, using Historical Air Photo Analysis, UAV Images and Slope Monitoring Data
Matthias Busslinger
Tetra Tech
GEOTECHNICAL FIELD TEST RESULTS FROM A PREHISTORIC LANDSLIDE SITE NEAR LOW, QUÉBEC
Baolin Wang
Natural Resources Canada
High-resolution, multi-temporal assessment of earthquake impacts on rock slopes
Lauren Hutchinson
BGC Engineering
Impacts of climate-change on debris-flow magnitude in the southern Rocky Mountains, Canada: Initial Findings
Matthias Jakob
Investigation of a Static Liquefaction Induced Sub-Aqueous Landslide in Okanagan Lake
Cevat Catana
Ecora Engineering & Resource Group
Kaikoura Earthquake Remediation - Ohau Point Mesh Drapes
Graeme Quickfall
GeoStabilization International
Landslides and glacier retreat at Mt. Meager volcano: hazard and risk challenges
Gioachino Roberti
Simon Fraser University
Modeling of Pile Stabilized Slopes using a Large Deformation Finite Element Method
Ripon Karmaker
New empirical-statistical tools for the analysis of rock avalanche runout
Andrew Mitchell
University of British Columbia
Numerical Modeling of Downslope Displacement and Dynamics of Failed Soil Mass after Submarine Landslides
Binoy Debnath
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Preliminary Results of the Back Analysis of 24 Rock Avalanche Case Histories
Jordan Aaron
Probabilistic runout modeling of sensitive clays
Suzanne Lacasse
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Real-size rockfall experiment: How different rockfall simulation impact models perform when confronted with reality?
François Noël
Risk Analysis Group - Lausanne University
Reservoir rim stability studies with special emphasis on land hazard zonation studies of Luhri hydro-electric project stageI of SJVN,Himachal,India
Akshay Acharya
SJVN
Study on the initiation and movement mechanisms of a high speed rockslide at Jiweishan, Chongqing,China
Zhiming Zhao
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Paul Middle Ciccone
Pro.NET Communications
The 1976 landslide at Saint-Fabien
Frédérique Tremblay-Auger
Université Laval
The Johnsons Landing landslide of 2012 - five years of monitoring post-failure activity
Sarah Crookshanks
UNDERSTANDING SPREADS IN CANADIAN SENSITIVE CLAYS
Ariane Locat
Using a pattern-based approach to provide a first-order estimate of failure potential across a rock slope
Siobhan Whadcoat
University of British Columbia
Using average velocities of deep-seated landslides to develop intensity-frequency scenarios
Michel Jaboyedoff
University of Lausanne
WSG test paper
Wayne Gibson
Gibson Group Management Inc.


Steep Creek Processes, Floods, Scour
Abstract for Account #2
Paul Middle Ciccone
Pro.NET Communications
Debris-flow and debris-flood mitigation case studies: lessons learned from the performance of existing structures
Emily Moase
BGC Engineering Inc.
Empirical prediction of debris flow avulsion and runout exceedance probability using a debris flow inventory from Southwestern British Columbia
Sophia Zubrycky


Shoreline Erosion
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Paul Middle Ciccone
Pro.NET Communications
L’analyse multicritère et l‘information géographique comme outil d’aide à la décision pour pour l’evaluation de l’erosion
Ali Bouamrane
Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla
Reservoir Shorelines - An Update on Processes and Land Use Management
Martin Stephen Lawrence
BC Hydro


Snow and Ice Hazards (Avalanches)
A technical manual for assessing, mapping and mitigating snow avalanche risk
Bruce Jamieson
Snowline Associates Ltd.
Can we quantitatively assess the snow avalanche risk to backcountry workers?
Bruce Jamieson
Snowline Associates Ltd.
Geotechnical Challenges Associated with the Design and Construction of the Three Valley Gap Remote Avalanche Control System Project
Michael J Laws
Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd.
Multi-level avalanche risk reduction on the Trans-Canada Highway – Three Valley Gap RACS
Walter Steinkogler
Wyssen Avalanche Control
Operational avalanche detection systems: Experiences, physical limitations and user needs
Walter Steinkogler
Wyssen Avalanche Control
SNOW AND AVALANCHE PLANNING FOR A HIGH MOUNTAIN MINE IN NORTHWEST BC
Brian Gould
SnowPACK Supporting Structures & RACS, a New Era of Avalanche Risk Mitigation in Canada
Brian Gould


Natural and Induced Seismicity
A Study on the Improvement of Response Spectrum Analysis of Pile-supported Wharf with Dynamic Centrifuge Model Test
JIN-TAE HAN
Challenges in the Selection and Scaling of Earthquake Records for Seismic Analyses: A Geotechnical Engineer’s Perspective
Thava Thavaraj
EARTHQUAKE SITE AMPLIFICATION OBSERVATIONS AND IMPACT TO MICROZONATION MAPPING IN GREATER VANCOUVER
Jamal Assaf
University of Western Ontario
Initial Slope Fragility Analysis due to Induced Seismicity in the Duvernay Area AB
Gennaro Esposito
Shell
Site Response Analysis for Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction
Sumi Siddiqua
The University of British Columbia
Site-specific ground response analysis and liquefaction assessment of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Kalpana Adhikari
Department of roads
THE SEISMIC SITE RESPONSE IN WINNIPEG BASED ON A DATABASE OF BOREHOLE INFORMATION
Pooneh Maghoul
University of Manitoba


Volcanic Hazards
test
Wayne Gibson
Gibson Group Management Inc.


Droughts
Assessment of drought over the last decades in Tamanrasset in the Algerian Sahara
Oussama Derdous


Roads, Railways, Pipelines, Bridges, Tunnels
APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING TO GEOTECHNICAL ASSET CONDITION ASSESSMENT
D Jean Hutchinson
Queen's University
Automated decision sight distance evaluation based on airborne topographical data for risk management along linear infrastructures
François Noël
Risk Analysis Group - Lausanne University
Climatic Trigger Signature Preceding Deep-seated Rock Slides in Canada
Tim Robert Keegan
Klohn Crippen Berger LTD
Dispersive-Soil Highway Geohazards in Alberta
Chris Grapel
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
Ground thermal profile and frost depth in the vicinity of through-grade culverts
Ahmed Shalaby
University of Manitoba
Inception of Premature Geohydraulic Failures in Subballast Filters under Uniaxial Cyclic Loading: A Hydromechanical Perspective.
Jahanzaib Israr
University of Wollongong
Investigation and design of mitigation for a highway in Canmore, Alberta underlain by a shallow, steeply dipping coal-mine void
Chris Grapel
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
Landslides triggered by extreme climatic events – Case Study of the remediation of multiple landslides impacting the CS35-16 Carrot River Bridge
Kyle Mason
RAIL INSTABILITY TRIGGERED BY EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS – Case Study of the remediation of multiple landslides impacting the CP Mainline along the Bow R
Ryan Kozun
Clifton Associates
Rock slope safety engineering based on quantified risk - Case of the S42 rock cliff near Canmore, AB
Renato Macciotta
Rocking shallow foundations in earthquake zone: field snap-back testing in cohesive soil
Keshab Sharma
University of Alberta
Seismic Hazards & Transport Infrastructure of Metro Manila
Hamidreza Sadeghi
Slope Stabilization at km 201.4 of the Alaska Highway: Site Challenges and Lessons Learned
Jason Pellett
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Soil structureinteraction of a tangent cast-in-place pile wall
Luis Alberto Martinez
Towards a design concept for rockfall impact attenuators
Andi Buechi
Geobrugg Geohazard Solutions LLC
Vela Draga – Rockfall protection of the Motorway A8 in the U?ka range – A difficult construction site on a main touristic traffic line in Istria
Ahren Bichler
Trumer Schutzbauten


Levees, Shorelines, Port Facilities
Triaging 50 km of dykes
Cesar Henri Oboni
Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.


Dams, Powerhouses, Spillways
A review of runout analysis models for tailings dam breach
Negar Ghahramani
Grading Entropy Based Criterion for Assessing the Potential of Internal Instability of Granular Soils
Jahanzaib Israr
University of Wollongong
Jimmie Creek Run of River Project - Geohazard and Seepage Control Design at Intake Structure
Evandro de Avila Gimenes
Geotechnical Consultant
modélisation un scénario de la rupture d'un barrage en terre
abdelghani Leghouchi
université tizi ouzou


Mines, Industrial sites
Mitigation of the Drygas Gate Sinkhole, Canmore, AB
Michael J Laws
Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd.
Open Pit Slope Risk Assessment for Long-term Asset Management and Mine Closure
Edward Saunders
SRK Consulting


Government and Professional Guidelines
Best practice for anchorage design of flexible-net geohazard mitigation systems – where are we?
Ahren Bichler
Trumer Schutzbauten


Monitoring with New Technology (InSAR, LiDAR, Photogrammetry)
Challenges of deploying ground-based InSAR in remote areas in Canada: Trial study and preliminary results
Renato Macciotta
Evaluating the Potential of High Spatial Resolution InSAR Analysis for Monitoring Ground Deformation Hazards in Challenging Mountainous Terrains
Bernhard T Rabus
Simon Fraser University
Identifying and Characterizing Rock-Slope Hazards at the Railway Subdivision Scale Using 3D Remote Sensing Data
Richard D Carter
Queen's University/BGC Engineering
Implementation of low-cost differential GPS networks to monitor displacements of a landslide
Jorge Rodriguez
Mapping using structure-from-motion analysis of photos acquired by a UAV
Dwayne Tannant
The eye in the sky - Geohazard monitoring from air, space (and the ground)
Regula Frauenfelder
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
The Use of Multi-Scale Dimensionality Analysis for the Characterization of Debris Distribution Patterns
David Bonneau
Queen's University


Approaches for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change
Efficiency of reclamation methods under climate change: definition of a drought index
Émilie Bresson
Evolution of CCBEs performance with climate changes: case study of the Lorraine mine site
Gwendoline Hotton


Design and Risk Tolerance Criteria (ALARP)
Application of the First Order Reliability Method to Planar-Type Failure in a Hard-Rock Slope
Charlie Harrison
Knight Piesold
Austrian Approach for Steep Creek Structural Mitigation
Felix Canmore
Town of Canmore
Cougar Creek's Debris Flood Retention Structure - the Path to Resiliency
Felix Canmore
Town of Canmore
GEOHAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK FOR THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT
Dave Gauthier
Landslide Risk Management for the construction and operation of the Upper Lillooet Hydroelectric Project near Pemberton, BC.
James Haley
Rock slope safety engineering using a quantified risk assessment approach - Case study of a rock cliff near Canmore, AB
Chris Grapel
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.


Risk Communication and Community Relations
Communicating complex geological conditions, engineering designs, and hazards
Andrew Mitchell
University of British Columbia
Protecting workers exposed to ground hazards through enhanced Field Level Hazard Assessment tools
Renato Macciotta
River Flood Resiliency – Building a Better Strategy Through Communication and Engagement
Sandra Davis
City of Calgary
Steep Creek Geohazard Risk and Risk Control Assessment in the Town of Canmore and Municipal District of Bighorn, Alberta
Kris Holm
BGC Engineering Inc.


Preparedness and Early Warning Systems
Development of an early warning and real-time landslide monitoring system at section 44, Simpang Pulai – Gua Musang road in Malaysia
Suhaimi Bin Jamaludin
Slope Engineering Branch


Emergency Response
Some Aspects of Recent Landslide Events in the Shuswap Lake Area of British Columbia
Kevin Turner
Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd.
The 1996 Saguenay Flood: geotechnical engineering management in a crisis situation
Valerie Michaud
SNC Lavalin Inc.


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