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DECOVALEX Symposium on Coupled Processes in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Subsurface Engineering Applications

4th November 2019 to 5th November 2019

Brugg,

Switzerland

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The symposium, entitled “DECOVALEX Symposium on Coupled Processes in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Subsurface Engineering Applications”, will bring together about 150 participants discussing aspects of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in geological systems.

As the title indicates, the focus is on new and exciting advances in areas of coupled processes associated with a broad range of subsurface engineering, starting with radioactive waste disposal and extending to geothermal exploration, geological carbon sequestration, energy storage, oil and gas production. The symposium will also provide insights from the current phase of the DECOVALEX project (https://decovalex.org/), an international collaboration for advancing the understanding of coupled THMC processes in geological systems. Confirmed keynote speakers are Lyesse Laloui from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland and Frédéric Plas, Head of Research and Development at Andra, the French nuclear waste management organisation.

Brugg by the way is a small city known for its historic center developed along a narrow gorge of the River Aare, conveniently located only about 28 kilometers from Zürich and easily reached by public transport.

For more information please see the symposium website: https://decovalex-coupled-processes-symposium.org/.

Abstract submission will open 1 May 2019, and the deadline for submitting is 7 June 2019.