The International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) was founded in 1964 and is affili-ated to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). IAEG is a worldwide scientific society with more than 4800 members and 69 national and regional groups. There are also 19 active professional commissions in different fields. IAEG publishes an official academic journal by Springer-Verlag "the Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment" . The aims of IAEG are: to promote and encourage the advancement of Engineering Geology through technological activities and research, to improve teaching and training in Engineering Geology, and to collect, evaluate and disseminate the results of engineering geo-logical activities on a worldwide basis.