About IAEG

The International Association for Engineering Geology and the environment (IAEG) was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). IAEG is a worldwide scientific society with more than 5,200 members and 59 national groups. The official languages of the IAEG are English and French. 
The aims of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the environment are :

  • to promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research
  • to improve teaching and training in Engineering Geology, and
  • to collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geological activities on a worldwide basis.

The International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment cooperates with international scientific organizations and has the following major activities :

  • edits a quarterly journal,  the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environmentpublished by Springer Verlag, containing original scientific papers in English or in French, book reviews, meeting reports and geodiary.
  • operates commissions led by eminent world specialists, which review the current state of the art on various topics, promoting international cooperation among geologists and engineers who have an interest in engineering geology and related environmental issues.
  • sponsors international meetings.IAEG Congress is held every four year in an inviting country. IAEG activities are also organised on the occasion of the International Geological Congress. In addition, the IAEG sponsors various international symposia and regional conferences organized by national committees on specific topics.
  • publishes a Newsletter, sent twice a year to all members of the IAEG.
  • awards every two years a medal and a prize.