Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7 : Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology

TitleEngineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 7 : Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGiorgio, L, Massimo, A, Marco, G, Ricardo, O, Silvia, P
Series TitleEngineering Geology for Society and Territory
Pagination274 p.
PublisherSpringer
ISBN Number978-3319093024
AbstractThis book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with education and the professional ethics, which scientists, regulators, and practitioners of engineering geology inevitably have to face through the purposes, methods, limitations, and findings of their works. This volume presents contributions on the professional responsibilities of engineering geologists; the interaction of engineering geologists with other professionals; recognition of the engineering geological profession and its particular contribution to society, culture, and economy; and implications for the education of engineering geologists at tertiary level and in further education schemes. Issues treated in this volume are: the position of engineering geology within the geo-engineering profession; professional ethics and communication; resource use and re-use; managing risk in a litigious world; engineering and geological responsibility; and engineering geology at tertiary level. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches.

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