NAWG News and Events

NAWG-15 completed, on to NAWG-16 next

NAWG-15 is now over and we now look forward to NAWG-16. Although several potential locations are under discussion, no decision has been reached yet, but be assured that we shall make an announcement in the near future.

The NAWG-15 proceedings will be available as a SURAO technical report within a few short months. Please keep checking here for further updates.

The presentations from NAWG-15 can be downloaded here : NAWG 15 : 2017, Czech Republic.

NAWG-15 Workshop : 2017

Venda Havlova, ably assisted by Radek Cervinka, has kindly offered to host NAWG-15 at the NRI laboraotory in Rez (, just outside Prague. We will hold the workshop at the institute and stay at a hotel in central Prague (list of suggestions in the NAWG 15 Registration form) from Tuesday, 23rd to Thursday, 25th May, 2017.


As always, please contact Russell Alexander (NAWG Chairman on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if you have any questions or suggestions or would like to propose a presentation.

Latest publication by a NAWG member

The results of a new approach to examine long-term physical changes in bentonite properties has just been published as part of the Geosciences journal Special Issue on Geological Disposal of High Level Radioactive Waste - The Relationship between Engineered and Natural Barriers.

The document can be found in our document library, or downloaded directly here : pdf Alexander et al 2017 LPB long term behaviour of bentonite Geosciences (5.87 MB)

Meetings of interest

The below listed conferences and workshops may contain items of relevance to natural analogue studies:

16-17/04/18 Radiation in the Environment, Helsinki, Finland 
13-18/05/18 Radchem2018, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic 
11-14/06/18 80th EAGE, Copenhagen, Denmark 
12-17/08/18 Goldschmidt2018, Boston, USE 
17–21/09/18 MECC, Zagreb, Croatia