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Geohazards
About the Geohazards Committee
Geohazards comprise a subgroup of natural hazards associated with geotechnical, hydrotechnical, tectonic, snow and ice, and geochemical processes that can affect public safety, infrastructure and the environment.

The Geohazards Committee (formerly the Landslide Committee) supports efforts leading to the technical competence and excellence of Canadian geotechnical and related geoscience professionals working in the field of geohazards. It contributes to the organization of Canadian geotechnical conference sessions on landslides and geohazards, the organization of national and international landslide and geohazard conferences, the development of national geohazards guidelines, and the maintenance of links with other related professional societies such as the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC 1).

The Committee also collaborates with the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) to award the Schuster Medal. The Schuster Medal is awarded to CGS and AEG members who have made a significant contribution to "Geohazards" research, practice and/or education.
Executive Committee
The executive members of the Geohazards Committee include:
Chair
Dave Gauthier
BGC Engineering Inc. Kingston, ON
Past Chair
Mike Porter
BGC Engineering Inc.
Vancouver, BC
Vice Chair
Scott McDougall
University of British Columbia, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Vancouver, BC
Secretary
Vacant


Survey of Canada’s Canadian Landslide Guidelines

The Canadian Landslide Guidelines (technical guidelines and best practices related to landslides) were developed between 2010 and 2016 under the direction of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), with the support of the CGS Geohazards Committee, and by more than Canadian 50 landslide specialists.

The guidelines are available electronically as a series of GSC Open Files:

Introduction, Open File 6765

Terminology, Open File 7623

Review of Existing Guidelines, Open File 7058

Socio-Economic Significance, Open File 7311

Classification, Description, Causes and Indirect Effects, Open File 7359

Professional Practice and Insurance Issues, Open File 6981

Risk Management, Open File 6996

Risk Evaluation, Open File 7312

Identification, Maps and Mapping, Open File 7059 

Site Investigation, Analysis, Monitoring and Treatment, Open File 8114 

Examples of Common Landslide Types, Open File 7897

 

 

Please contact the chair of the Geohazards Committee if you have any comments or suggestions: Geohazards@cgs.ca.