The IAEG was founded in 1964 and is affiliated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).

IAEG is a worldwide scientific society with more than 4,400 members and 61 national groups. The official languages of the IAEG are English and French.

The aims of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment are:

  • To promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research;
  • To improve teaching and training in Engineering Geology;
  • To collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geological activities on a worldwide basis by encouraging the formation of National Groups of Engineering Geology and their affiliation with the Association;
  • The organization of Congresses, Symposia and other meetings; the creation and operation of specialist commissions and other organizational units for the study of matters of interest to the Association; y
  • The publication of the scientific and technical achievements of members of the IAEG in the IAEG’s own periodical and relevant news in the IAEG newsletter; and
  • Interacting with other scientific and technical associations as may be appropriate.

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