The College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton in collaboration with Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host:

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The 12th International Symposium
on Geo-disaster Reduction
Fullerton, California, USA
September 5th and 6th, 2014.

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This series of international symposiums has been an instrumental forum for the advancement of geo-disaster reduction. Geoscientists and engineers from the world have contributed and benefited significantly during these events in the past. The forthcoming event will be another building block to enhance geotechnical engineering knowledge and to further understand geo-disaster reduction.

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Organizing Institutions

Lead Organizations:

  • College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Fullerton
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter
  • International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction

Organizing Partners:

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, CSU Fullerton
  • Civil & Cons. Eng. Mgmt. Department, CSU, Long Beach
  • Civil & Env. Engineering Department, UC Irvine
  • Civil & Env. Engineering Department, UC Los Angeles
  • ASCE Orange County Branch
  • ASCE Geo-Institute SoCal Inland Empire Chapter
  • California Geotechnical Engineering Association (CalGeo)
  • Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, Southern CA Section
  • American Society of Nepalese Engineers
  • International Association of Chinese Geotechnical Engineers
  • Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University
  • Research Center for National Disaster Reduction, Shimane University
  • Civil Engineering Department, Ehime University, Japan
  • School of Environmental Design, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Chang’an University, China
  • Cold Region Sc. & Eng. Inst., Northeast Forestry University, China
  • State Key Lab. of Geohazards, Chengdu Univ. of Tech., China
  • Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Organizing Committee

Chair: Dr. Binod Tiwari, CSU Fullerton, USA


  • Dr. Siva K. Sivathasan, Leighton Group, Inc., USA
  • Dr. David Naish, CSU Fullerton, USA
  • Dr. Phoolendra Mishra, CSU Fullerton, USA

Symposium Secretaries:

  • Ms. Beena Ajmera, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Ms. Sneha Upadhyaya, CSU Fullerton, USA


  • Mr. Kartik Atyam, URS, USA
  • Dr. Anne Lemnitzer, UC Irvine, USA
  • Dr. Lisa Star, CSU Long Beach, USA
  • Dr. Ahmadreza Mortezaie, Fugro Consultants, Inc., USA
International Advisory Committee:
  • Dr. Scott Brandenberg, UCLA, USA
  • Dr. Ning Lu, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Dr. Timothy Stark, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA
  • Dr. Guney Olgun, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Dr. Vit Vilimek, Charles Univ. in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Rajhesh Dhakal, Univ. of Canterbury, New Zeland
  • Dr. Anil Mishra, UNESCO
  • Dr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Kobe University, Japan
  • Dr. Masakatsu Miyajima, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Dr. Fawu Wang, Shimane University, Japan
  • Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary, Ehime University, Japan
  • Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Dr. Ko Fei Liu, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei
  • Dr. Tonglu Li, Chang’an University, China
  • Dr. Wei Shan, Northeast Forestry University, China
  • Dr. Jun Shen, China Institute of Disaster Prevention, China
  • Dr. Bin He, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, China
  • Dr. Wenxing Jian, China University of Geo-sciences
  • Dr. Qiang Xu, Chengdu University of Technology, China
  • Dr. Teuku Faisal Fathani, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Dr. Patrick Wassmer, Université de Strasbourg, France