By Janusz Wasowski,Daniele Giordan,Piernicola Lollino
The ongoing inhabitants progress is leading to swift urbanization, new infrastructure improvement and extending call for for the Earth's ordinary assets (e.g., water, oil/gas, minerals). This, including the present weather switch and lengthening impression of average dangers, indicate that the engineering geology occupation is named upon to reply to new demanding situations. it's well-known that those demanding situations are rather appropriate within the constructing and newly industrialized areas. the assumption past this quantity is to spotlight the position of engineering geology and geological engineering in fostering sustainable use of the Earth's assets, shrewdpermanent urbanization and infrastructure safeguard from geohazards. We chosen 19 contributions from around the globe (16 nations, 5 continents), which disguise a large spectrum of utilized interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learn, from geology to engineering. via illustrating a sequence of useful case reports, the amount bargains a slightly targeted chance to percentage the stories of engineering geologists and geological engineers who take on complicated difficulties operating in numerous environmental and social settings. the categorical subject matters addressed by way of the authors of chapters incorporated within the quantity are the subsequent: pre-design website investigations; actual and mechanical homes of engineering soils; novel, cheap sensing applied sciences for long term geotechnical tracking of engineering buildings; slope balance tests and tracking in lively open-cast mines; regulate of environmental affects and dangers posed via deserted coal mines; review of and safety from geohazards (landslides, flooring fracturing, coastal erosion); purposes of geophysical surveying to enquire energetic faults and flooring instability; numerical modeling of seabed deformations with regards to energetic faulting; deep geological repositories and waste disposal; aquifer evaluate in keeping with the built-in hydrogeological and geophysical research; use of distant sensing and GIS instruments for the detection of environmental risks and mapping of floor geology. This quantity is a part of the court cases of the first GeoMEast foreign Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.