400 geologists expected next week at Downtown conference
Pittsburgh will host the 58th annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists on Sept. 21-26 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.
About 400 are expected to attend the Conference at the Confluence, which will feature tours of the Pittsburgh area with a focus on its geology, along with technical seminars on topics including dam rehabilitation, landslides, mine reclamation and environmental site reclamation.
The association represents about 3,000 environmental and engineering geologists and hydrogeologists around the country — professionals whose work evaluates the rock, soil and water around a site to identify hazards and determine suitability for projects such as buildings, dams and roads. The conference rotates among different chapters; the last time the Allegheny-Ohio Section hosted in Pittsburgh was in 1990, said spokesman Nathan Saraceno.