“Geotechnics for Sustainable Environment” is this year’s theme for the GeoMO 2012 Conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology. This will be the 10th year that Missouri S&T has hosted the conference, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Havener Center on the university’s campus.
Geoenvironmental engineers are becoming more involved in sustainable waste management, green site remediation, clean energy, climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gases. This expanded scope requires an understanding of the global implications of environmental issues as well as a broader, multi-disciplinary base of knowledge, particularly in the fields of hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, microbiology and ecology.
This year’s speaker will be Dr. Krisha Reddy, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He will discuss recent advances in geoenvironmental engineering towards sustainable waste management and pollution control and remediation.
The fee of $150 covers course notes and a luncheon. Attendees will receive six professional development hours (PDHs).
The conference is geared towards geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, graduate students, geologists, hydrogeologists, landfill designers, owners and operators, planners and regulators.