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Solmax Enhances Geosynthetics Profile Line for EMEA Market

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Solmax continues its extraordinary growth, this time through expanding the manufacturing capabilities at its state-of-the-art geosynthetics plant in Rechlin, Germany. The line enhancements, recently announced by the company, will...

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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In 2014, Australia-based Geofabrics reported on Geosynthetica about the use of geotextile containers to protect a coastal zone's vital mangrove vegetation. As part of Geosynthetica's extended Earth Day celebration,...
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Register Now for the Online Electrical Leak Location Course

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TRI Environmental’s Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. On May 10, as part of the online Geosynthetics CQA Week training...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...

IGS Sustainability eBook Available in Six Languages

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Last year, the International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development...
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Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

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Many of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 8 – 11 April 2021 for the 85th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Register for Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training

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From 10 - 14 May 2021, TRI Environmental will hold the twice-yearly Geosynthetica CQA Week online training. The live, digital format has been a quick success, with December's event...
Photo of Carl Charpentier performing an electrical leak location survey. Image courtesy of WSP Canada.

Charpentier on 20 Years in Electrical Leak Location

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Geosynthetica welcomes field experience stories. Contact the Content Director, Chris Kelsey, here. By Carl Charpentier – The use of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) technologies on geosynthetic containment installations is said to...
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Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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Today marks an important, new chapter for Concrete Canvas Ltd. The company has been very active globally in the geosynthetic barriers market, establishing offices, distributor relationships, and signature projects...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Online Geosynthetics CQA Week Training, May 10 – 14

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 10 - 14 May 2021 in an online format. The live, online format has been a quick success,...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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Geotechnical engineering events around the world have shifted on the calendar or taken their education online, due to Covid safety concerns. The 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas is focused...
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Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG...
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The Patent Dispute between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent Continues

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For three years, a patent dispute has played out between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent over the latter company's material Tiltex™. Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd. is the inventor of Concrete...
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The IGS TC-B Takes on GRI-GCL3

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On March 3, renowned geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) expert Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE) will deliver a live webinar on “GCL Standard Specification GRI-GCL3: Background, Development, Limitations, and Latest Updates.”...
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What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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The long-running Geosynthetics Conference from IFAI and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was able to hold its event in person in 2020, with its early-year position. But in 2021,...
Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment - Concrete Canvas

Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment

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EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2020, one of the unique things we found was that not only were older articles performing strongly from both site and Google searches, they were, in...
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12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global...
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Hydraulic Barriers Video: GCL Fundamentals

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Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Still, they are not necessarily well understood by the larger geotechnical design...
Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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Editor’s Introduction: This coal seam gas article was first published 20 July 2016 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Fred Gassner, being awarded Honorary...
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Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics

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Editor's Introduction: This floating covers article was first published 24 September 2013 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Mike Sadlier, being awarded Honorary Membership...
Aerial image of pond array being lined, from Solmax Leak Location Suite video.

Solmax Unveils Leak Location Suite

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, including with conductive lining systems that can enhance site quality assurance. The company is now expanding options for...
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IGS Journals Announce Best Papers of 2019

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) supports two official geotechnical publications: Geosynthetics International and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. Both IGS Journals are among the most highly ranked, peer-reviewed geotechnical publications in...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

IGS and GSI Launch Database of Geosynthetic Barrier Guidelines

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), has launched a database to track global guidelines and regulations that govern...
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Geosynthetics CQA Week Training Online in December

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 7 - 11 December 2020 in an online format. This marks the second time this year that the...
Photo of the mega fish farm pond array in Port Said, Egypt

Mega Fish Farm in Egypt Secured with Geosynthetics

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In Egypt, Phase 2 of the mega aquaculture project in East Port Said is well under way. The project was initiated by government in 2017 and includes construction of...
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