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

Accepted Papers

We are pleased to provide the technical theme, title and corresponding author information for all approved papers that have been accepted by the Geohazards 7 Technical Committee. The detailed technical program will be posted as it becomes available.

Landslides, Landslide-generated Waves
Assessment and Mitigation of Landslide Hazards in Sensitive Clay
Saeed Delara
Fluor Canada Ltd.
Case Study of the 1982 Rapid Reactivation of the 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 the Åknes case study from Norway
Marc-Andre Brideau
BGC Engineering
Empirical estimation of the retrogression and the runout distance of sensitive clay flowslides
Dominique Turmel
Laval University
Geotechnical data from a prehistoric landslide site at Low, Quebec
Baolin Wang
Natural Resources Canada
Application of high-resolution remote sensing to landform evolution in Central Nepal following the 2015 Gorkha earthquakes
Lauren Hutchinson
BGC Engineering
Impacts of Climate Change on Debris Flood Magnitude in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Canada: Initial Findings
Matthias Jakob
Landslides and glacier retreat at Mt. Meager volcano: hazard and risk challenges
Gioachino Roberti
Simon Fraser University
Modeling of Pile Stabilized Clay 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
Performance of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Methods for Modeling Downslope Displacement of Failed Soil from Submarine Landslides
Binoy Debnath
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Preliminary results of the back-analysis of 24 rock avalanche case histories
Jordan Aaron
Modelling of landslide runout in 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
The 1976 landslide at Saint-Fabien, Québec
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 likelihood across a rock slope
Siobhan Whadcoat
University of British Columbia
Michel Jaboyedoff
University of Lausanne

Steep Creek Processes, Floods, Scour
Steep creek hazard mitigation case studies: some lessons learned from past events
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
Reservoir Shorelines - An Update on Geomorphic Processes and Hazard Assessment Methodology
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
Snowpack Supporting Structures and RACS - A New Era of Avalanche Mitigation in Canada
Brian Gould

Natural and Induced Seismicity
A Study on the Improvement of Response Spentrum Analysis of a Pile-supported Wharf with a Dynamic Centrifuge Model Test
Challenges in the Selection and Scaling of Records for Seismic Analyses: A Geotechnical Engineer’s Perspective
Thava Thavaraj
Pooneh Maghoul
University of Manitoba

Volcanic Hazards
April 17 test submission
Wayne Gibson
Gibson Group Management Inc.

Roads, Railways, Pipelines, Bridges, Tunnels
Automated decision sight distance evaluation based on airborne topographical data for risk management along linear infrastructures
François Noël
Risk Analysis Group - Lausanne University
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.
Ground thermal profile and frost depth in the vicinity of through-grade culverts
Ahmed Shalaby
University of Manitoba
Explicit estimation of rock slope failure likelihood for hazard assessment and safety engineering near Canmore, AB
Renato Macciotta
Rocking shallow foundations in earthquake zone: field snap-back testing in cohesive soil
Keshab Sharma
University of Alberta
Slope Stabilization at km 201.4 of the Alaska Highway: Site Challenges and Lessons Learned
Jason Pellett
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Towards a design concept for rockfall impact attenuators
Andi Buechi
Geobrugg Geohazard Solutions LLC
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

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 Spaceborne InSAR 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
Cost-effective Landslide Monitoring GPS System: Characteristics, Implementation and Results
Jorge Rodriguez
Landslide mapping from structure-from-motion analysis of photos acquired by a drone
Dwayne Tannant
The Use of Multi-Scale Dimensionality Analysis for the Characterization of Debris Distribution Patterns
David Bonneau
Queen's University

Design and Risk Tolerance Criteria (ALARP)
Application of the First Order Reliability Method to Planar-Type Failure in a Hard-Rock Slope to Assess the Probability of Failure
Charlie Harrison
Knight Piesold
Cougar Creek Debris Flood Retention Structure - Our Path to Risk Reduction
Felix Canmore
Town of Canmore
Landslide Risk Management for the Construction and Operation of the Upper Lillooet River Hydroelectric Facility near Pemberton, BC
James Haley

Risk Communication and Community Relations
Augmented reality tool for 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
Building River Flood Resiliency in Calgary through Risk Communication and Engagement
Sandra Davis
City of Calgary
Steep Creek Geohazard Risk and Risk Control Assessment in the Town of Canmore, Alberta
Kris Holm
BGC Engineering Inc.

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