Communicating Quaternary engineering geoscience: route to impact with the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


QJEGH, established in the 1960s by the Geological Society of London and its Engineering Group (EGGS), has been influential in the development of engineering geology. Through its focus on geology as applied to civil and environmental engineering and groundwater resource management, the journal fosters engineering geology research and practice. More than 150 papers have been published on the theme of Quaternary engineering geology, focussing mainly on the legacy of glacial and periglacial environments and processes for present day engineering geological conceptual ground models. Seminal papers provide definitive contributions to understanding geotechnical properties of glacial soils, relict periglacial landforms and sediments, conceptual ground models and computer-based 3D geomodels. Case study papers and technical notes provide a valuable desk-study resource. Many papers illustrate the importance of Quaternary engineering geology for transport infrastructure construction and maintenance including, for example, the M6, Crossrail, Thames Tideway and HS2 projects. QJEGH strives to keep lessons alive in engineering geology and hydrogeology through knowledge exchange for new generations of engineering geologists and hydrogeologists. Our discussion will focus on how QJEGH can help industry/academe collaboration and co-production of knowledge for demonstrable impact.
Period6 Jan 2023
Event titleQuaternary Research Association and Engineering Group of the Geological Society Annual Discussion Meeting
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • engineering geology