News Release| International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development; Cal State L.A.

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Cal State L.A.’s symposium unveils ‘Pathways to Global Sustainability’

Environmental geotechnology, energy and the environment, water sustainability among topics to be addressed

 Los Angeles, CA – Bringing together 300 researchers, policymakers and teachers from about 50 countries, the Center for Energy and Sustainability and the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A. will be “Unveiling the Pathways to Global Sustainability at the XII International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development.

The symposium is designed as a forum to develop concrete strategies through participant interaction, networking and lively discussions that advance global sustainability in the areas of environmental geotechnology and energy.

Organized by CSULA Professors Gustavo Menezes and Crist Khachikian, in conjunction with the scientific committee of International Society for Environmental Geotechnology (ISEG), the three-day event will take place Wednesday, June 27, through Friday, June 29, at the Golden Eagle Ballroom, on the Cal State L.A. campus

Paper presentations to be featured throughout the symposium will focus on the following themes:

• site monitoring/characterization systems

• global scale environmental problems and solutions

• landslide hazards

• geological carbon sequestration

• waste-to-energy systems

• long-term nuclear waste containment

• surface and ground water quality

• watershed management and protection

• water conservation and reuse

• and more

Established in 1992, ISEG has evolved as a registered non-profit professional society of researchers, policymakers, educators, corporate personnel and representatives of organizations who are active or interested in the advancement and application of knowledge in the geoenvironmental sciences and engineering to sustainable development of all regions of the world. 

For more information or a complete schedule, call the CSULA Center for Energy and Sustainability at (323) 343-5399 or go to http://www.isegnet.org/2012/index.cfm.   

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WHAT:  Cal State L.A. to host the XII International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development.

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 27, through Friday, June 29, 2012.

WHERE:  Golden Eagle Ballroom, on the Cal State L.A. campus.  Public permit dispenser parking available at Lot 5 or the upper level of Parking Structure C. For campus map or directions:  /univ/maps/.

 Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 220,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to the Honors College for high-achieving students. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. www.calstatela.edu