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12 ICG Opens Its Call for Abstracts

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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...

IGS Sustainability eBook Expands to Six Languages

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The International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook for Earth Day 2020, which also marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. The succinct, digital publication (Preparing the Ground for...
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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Last Chance! Register NOW for GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE

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GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, has nearly arrived! From 26 - 31 October 2020, an international community of hundreds geotechnical engineers will gather ONLINE for technical...
Illustration from Solmax Drainage Tool showing various geosynthetic drainage points in a designed cell

New Drainage Tool Combines Simple Interface and Technical Muscle

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Solmax has unveiled a new online drainage design manual with significant design and specification functionality. Hosted on its own website, the Geosynthetic Drainage Tool provides project engineers with the...
Geomembrane installation image from Solmax

Best Practices for Minimizing Geomembrane Wrinkling

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By Catrin Tarnowski –  Geomembrane wrinkling occurs, but it can be minimized. “Lay flat” geomembrane installations are quite possible, as they are documented all over the world. Truly, we...
Photo of a clean geomembrane installation with no wrinkles in the liner

Essential Questions: Geomembrane Wrinkles and Bridging

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During EuroGeo 6 (September 2016, Slovenia), Dr. Ian D. Peggs chaired a special panel discussion on geomembrane wrinkles, bridging, uplift, and ballasting. Following, and with the permission of the event...
Photo of array of fish hatchery ponds. Image taken from ground level. Blue sky, tree line in the distance. Image by Melinda Fawver via Shutterstock license.

Increasing Hatchery Production with Geomembranes

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Recently, we looked at the promise of geosynthetics in aquaculture operations, with AGRU having published a podcast on the subject. We also looked at a previous story on Geosynthetica...
Fish Farming, Agru Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics and Aquaculture on the AGRU Podcast

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AGRU America’s podcast series explores geosynthetic applications and polymeric material advances that beneficially influence the performance of infrastructure. The latest episode finds Cody Miles discussing geosynthetics in aquaculture. (Listen...

VIDEO: GCL Seal Revives a Historic German Moat

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The historic moat in Delitzsch, Germany had been losing water for decades and threatened to become swampy. Renovation plans included the planting of reeds. To prevent reed roots from...
Two empty railway tracks under a blue sky, through nature. German railroad lines with a diminishing perspective. No traffic. By YesPhotographers via Shutterstock license.

The GeoWire for the Week of September 21

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 21. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT It's Climate Week in New York! European...
Berlin 2 Geomembrane Workshop

Berlin 2 Final Report Seeks End of Life Protocol for HDPE Geomembranes

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Immediately following 2014's 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2014, Berlin), a high-level, one-day workshop on exposed HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials...
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Big Topics & Big Names in GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE Lectures

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The new format has been welcomed by the global community and a very noteworthy series...
Desludging Wastewater Ponds Using Geotextile Dewatering Bags

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds

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For #ThrowbackThursday, we revisit the most popular project story on Geosynthetica from 2018. The story was originally published 29 January 2018, which gave Oriokot's article on the use of...
Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

IAPD Concrete Protection Liners Webinar – September 10

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Concrete protection is an essential element in extending the lifespan of many critical pieces of infrastructure, such as in wastewater treatment facilities. Concrete protection liners (CPL) help prevent corrosive...
Anaerobic Digester Designs: Critical Issues to Avoid Whales

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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By Ian D. Peggs – Six years ago, shortly after being placed into service, one of two geomembrane-lined and covered anaerobic digesters generated extensive whales (bubbles) in the geosynthetic lining...
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GeoAmericas 2020 Online Agenda Lives Up to the Hype

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The 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics is also the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The organizes have released the GeoAmericas 2020 agenda. It is, as...
Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

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Geosynthetics have provided a wide range of flood defense solutions around the world. They are used to halt erosion, strength coast lines and riverbanks. They support dunes and prevent...
Chemicals image for PFAS story

Video: ACIGS and Bouazza on PFAS and Geosynthetics

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The movement for greater open sharing of engineering technical information, particularly in geosynthetics, continues to grow. One of the champions has been the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics...
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The GeoWire for the Week of August 10

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 10. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Northern Illinois University and Argonne have engineered...
Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

Benson Headlines Geosynthetic Clay Liner Webinar Series

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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...
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GeoAmericas 2020 Goes Entirely Online

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With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have rescheduled to protect their participants. Some events move on the calendar; others, like GeoAmericas 2020,...
solar farms installation photo for August 3 GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 3

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 3. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The 6.5-mile-long rainwater drainage tunnel in Hong...
Warren Hornsey of TRI Australasia

Warren Hornsey on Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast

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Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (ADE Consulting Group Pty Ltd) has published the latest episode of his eponymously named podcast series: Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast. This time out, he checks in...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of July 27

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 27. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS In the battle of Salmon vs. Gold,...
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