Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

News and events

Find out about GHERG’s latest news and upcoming and past events.

Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for Gippsland and Its Future Landscape UsesOnline Workshop Seminar

30/09/2020

GHERG held its webinar on Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for Gippsland and Its Future Landscape Uses on Thursday, 3 September 2020.

The presentations from Dr Rob Loch (Landloch, Toowoomba), A/Prof Gary Sheridan (University of Melbourne) and Phill McKenna (University of Queensland) are now available to view online.

View the webinar presentations on the Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for the Gippsland Region webinar page.

New projects with Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

15/09/2020

GHERG has recently been awarded two new projects by Victoria’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. These projects will investigate the following:

  • the effect of water quality on the strength of brown coal
  • coal cover stability and long rehabilitated slopes in Latrobe Valley brown coal mines.

To find out more about what these projects entail, go to our current projects page.

Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for Gippsland and Its Future Landscape UsesOnline Workshop Seminar

13/08/2020

Thursday, 3 September 2020

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST)

In Gippsland, the landscape has many uses including agriculture, forestry and mining. To ensure the ongoing productivity of our region, we need sustainable land management practices, which will also serve the community and protect the environment. Moreover, our land management needs to consider the ever present threat of fire and droughts, and their social, environmental and economic impacts.

Hear from three leading landform stability experts about:

  • planning for the consequences of fire as a threat to our landscapes, as well as planning for landform stability and productivity.
  • strategies for constructing landforms for rehabilitation following mining and the use of erosion as a criteria for monitoring success of rehabilitation including agriculture.
  • restoration of fire-affected natural environments and the vegetation recovery potential of mine rehabilitated sites.

Presenters are Dr Rob Loch (Landloch, Toowoomba), A/Prof Gary Sheridan (University of Melbourne) and Phill McKenna (University of Queensland).

Register to attend

We hope you will join us for this online workshop seminar. Visit our Eventbrite page to view the program and register for this event.

Events

GHERG is regularly involved in events in a range of areas related to geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental engineering.

  • Rehabilitation and Closure Workshop – Loy Yang (13/03/2020): ‘Cover study at Loy Yang’ and ‘Soil organic matter and aggregate formation in reclaimed soils’, presented by Prof Thomas Baumgartl
  • GHERG seminar (23/10/2019): ‘Reclamation of mined environments – The contribution of soil organic matter and microbes to soil development’, presented by Franziska Bucka and Evelin Pihlap (Technical university Munich, Germany); Miriam Munoz-Rojas (UNSW, Sydney).
  • Latrobe Valley Geotechnical Group meeting (16/10/2019): ‘Interactions between geology and groundwater in the Latrobe Valley’, presented by HDR student Sid Rastogi
  • Latrobe Valley Geotechnical Group meeting (21/08/2019): Modelling of Spatial Variation and Uncertainty in Victorian Brown Coal’, presented by HDR student Ashley Dyson

In the media

GHERG’s work has received recognition in the media. Here are some of our past stories:

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