Party Matters: Working Party Terms of Reference
To utilise the expertise within the Engineering Group to provide a 'one-stop'
resource for UK geohazard related information and awareness.
1. To provide a link between Geohazard Experts to those industries, professions
and communities that interact or encounter geological hazards in the UK and
2. To engage with that 'end-user communities' in order to provide a useable
resource for their specific geohazard related requirements.
3. To improve communication between specialists, and between hazards
practitioners and the wider communities.
The Working Party will have a UK focus, but it will have a global perspective in
the consideration of examples of good practice and the nature of geohazard
issues of a generic nature.
It is proposed that two bodies be established: a Panel of Geohazard Experts and
a Group of End Users of geohazard related data, information and expertise.
The preparation of a Web-Based Resource will be the principal outcome. The
proposed target of the Working Party will be professions who have to deal with
geohazards and their effects: civil engineers, planners, builders, developers,
insurers, surveyors, financiers, media, government and aid organisations.
The Working Party Report will help to put the study and assessment of geohazards
into the wider social context, helping the engineering geologist to better
communicate the issues concerning geohazards to the Client and the Public.