At the 8ICEG in Hangzhou

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Are you in Hangzhou for the 8ICEG? Then drop by the front desk of the conference venue and take one of our beautiful pamphlets! While our Call for Abstracts is not out, yet, these pamphlets already include some new information about CPEG2020 that we will later update, here, on our website. Do you want to be one of the first ones to know? It’s just as simple as taking one with you!

Now let’s go back to enjoy the last day of the conference at the Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort, and let’s meet again in two years at CPEG2020 in Kyoto!!!

About CPEG2020 and TC215

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CPEG2020 is organized by ISSMGE TC215 (Technical Committee 215 on Environmental Geotechnics) whose purpose is to spread the state-of-the-art and -practice of the main areas of Environmental Geotechnics to practitioners and researchers working in this field, as well as individuals in other professional areas (e.g., chemical engineering, environmental engineering). The TC215 is devoted to a number of activities such as organizing and supporting technically the main workshops and conferences on these topics, setting up task forces meant to disseminate knowledge in this field, to promote new initiatives, to increase participation at local and global events related to the geo-environment, to encourage international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

CPEG2020 is being organized with these goals in mind.

You can find further information about the work of TC215 at our official website:


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I am delighted to invite you to the third ‘International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2020)’ that will be held in the city of Kyoto on October 28th – 29th (Thursday – Friday), 2020.

CPEG2020 is organized under the  auspices of the Technical Committee TC215 (Environmental Geotechnics) of ISSMGE, and follows the very successful first two CPEG symposiums held in Torino (Italy) in 2013, and in Leeds (UK) in 2017.

CPEG2020 will be hosted in conjunction with the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) and Kyoto University, and it will be followed  by the ‘Fifth World Landslide Forum’ from November 2nd, making this a great opportunity to join both ISSMGE events  in the Ancient Capital of Japan.

As we polish the details of the symposium, we will update the CPEG2020 website with further information, including keynote speakers, detailed symposium themes, and key dates. Please, keep the address of this site ( among your bookmarks for updated information.

I look forward to seeing you all in Kyoto in 2020.


Takeshi Katsumi
Chair of CPEG2020
Kyoto University