International Symposium on Sustainable Geosynthetics and Green Technology for Climate Change

The International Symposium on Sustainable Geosynthetics and Green Technology for Climate Change (SSGG2011) scheduled to take place in Bangkok on the 7th and 8th of December, 2011, has been rescheduled to the 21st and 22nd of June, 2012.

Due to difficulties engendered by the current flood calamity in Bangkok, it was decided to postpone the dates of the Symposium to June 20 and 21, 2012. Moving the venue to Pattaya Resort was considered, however there are flooded roads and homes in most parts of Bangkok. Although the flood waters will be drained out in three to four week’s time, a full recovery will take up to 6 months. It is not appropriate to hold the Symposium and celebrate the retirement of Dennes Bergado at this time of sadness and loss of lives and property. The Thai people are used to annual floods but not the present overwhelming volume of water being called “The 50 Year Flood”. Consequently, most factories, homes and universities are flooded in outer Bangkok.

Thus, it was considered prudent at this time to postpone the Symposium to June 20 and 21, 2012. The Symposium organizers have expressed apologies and regrets for those who have already booked their air tickets and accommodations. For those who have paid their registrations and exhibition fees in advance, they will keep proper records so that those payments will be credited for the event in June 2012. The symposium organizers will do their best to serve and help those who need to claim reimbursements of advance payments. You may contact them at: climatechange.sgcc2011@gmail.com

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