Giroud and Touze Interview – IGS Two for a Few

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At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), Dr. Nathalie Touze (Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society) delivered one of the most inspiring...

Geosynthetic Project Management Control Points for Timelines and ROI

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This installment from the GeoAmericas Series is timely! The author, Glen W. Toepfer of CQA Solutions, Ltd., will lead an important, free, online discussion...
Wicking Geotextile from TenCate to Stabilize Pond

High-Strength Wicking Geotextile Stabilizes Detention Pond

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The availability of high-strength wicking geotextile has been a fascinating development. From pond slope reinforcement to highway frost boil management, these materials have shown...
Project Delays Webinar

Dealing with Containment Project Delays: Free Webinar March 27

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The spread of COVID-19 around the world is directly impacting geosynthetic containment projects. A number of project delays are being reported, either related to...
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....

GeoAmericas 2020 Rescheduled to Late October

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have...

VIDEO: What Makes Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) Impervious

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In a new monthly video series—Tech Talk—CETCO shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. The first video in the series has been...

Efficient Watertight Dams Since 1974 Using Bituminous Geomembranes

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This article is part of Geosynthetica’s GeoAmericas series. Written by Natale Daly, Bertrand Breul, and Bernard Breul of Axter Coletanche and published originally in...

GeoU ATX 2020 Rescheduled for November Due to COVID-19

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The global spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused events around the world to be rescheduled. The organizers of GeoU 2020 are following suit,...
Ennigerloh Technical Barriers from NAUE

Geosynthetic Technical Barriers Create Continuity at Ennigerloh

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Geosynthetic materials and mineral components are used as technical barriers for landfills. As a base seal, these engineered systems prevent polluted liquid seepage into...
GeoU 2020 image of construction boots

GeoU 2020 Update: In a Fast-Changing Field, You Can’t Sleep on Geo

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. Read more about the COVID-19 announcement. GeoU 2020 will be held...
Photo of Leak Location Survey for GSI Fellowships

GSI Fellowships Continue to Have Extraordinary Impact on Geosynthetics

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research over the years, both in-house and with its GSI...

National Survey Underscores GeoU 2020’s Engineering Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. A late 2019 blind survey from CentralSquare of more than 5,000...

GeoU 2020 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 16...
Upgrading a Marlborough Winery's Wastewater Treatment with Geosynthetics

Upgrading Wastewater Treatment at a Marlborough Winery

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The upgrade of Delegat's Marlborough Winery wastewater treatment plant included a new 15 mega litre covered anaerobic lagoon for buffer storage of untreated winery wastewater, and a 15 mega litre uncovered storage lagoon for treated winery wastewater. Viking Containment performed the work. Read about it here.
Mining Engineering Photo by NAUE

The Use of Geosynthetics in Mining Works

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The use of geosynthetics in mining operations grows annually, as mining companies focus on the technical and economic advantages of geosynthetics. These materials have...
AGRU CleanSeam Photo

AGRU CleanSeam Protects Geomembrane Weld Edges in the Field

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Geosynthetica’s Manufacturing & Innovation Series continues with AGRU CleanSeam™, a simple concept but a unique solution to further improve geomembrane installation quality. A LEADING EDGE Certain...

Story of a Photo: Geomembrane Integrity Survey from a Crane

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While nosing around in Geosynthetica's archives, we happened upon an interesting photo (dated 2004) of Ian Peggs conducting a liner integrity survey while suspended from a crane. Though liner integrity surveys are common, the conditions in which they must be conducted vary wildly. We asked Dr. Peggs if he might offer a few notes about this particular situation. Here's what he shared with us. Read more.
Solmax New Website - Botanical Garden Case Study Photo

New Website from Solmax Highlights an Expanding Field

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The saying goes that “hindsight is 20/20.” The year 2020, however, is shaping up to be one of significant foresight. Solmax’s new website is...
Expanded dike and brine cover image from oil and gas operation

Fortified Geomembranes and Dike Expansion Keep Gas Flowing

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Geosynthetica’s GeoAmericas series continues with a look at the utilization of geomembranes in oil and gas operations. This article was originally published in the...
Fish Ladder at the Swabian Weir Gate in Germany

GCLs Save a Fish Ladder and a Historic Structure in Germany

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The Swabian Gate Weir was constructed in 1873 on the Dreisam River in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany. The historic installation was listed for monument protection, but...
GCCM Installation Photo from GeoTree Solutions

Clockspring|NRI Brings GeoTree Legacy Brand Back to Infrastructure

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In mid-2019, Clockspring|NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions (MIS). Both companies had large portfolios with infrastructure repair-related technologies, such as pipe wrap and sleeves, epoxies,...
Geosynthetics CQA image - seam inspection

The Fall Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas to attend...
Bituminous geomembrane QC near the Arctic Circle

An Arctic Project: QC and Leak Location of a Bituminous Liner

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of stories, we look back at the GeoAmericas 2016 project story of how Groupe Alphard utilized...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking (16 -...

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Sediment Retention Devices - Photo of 7351 testing

Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet...

Hydropower Project Realizes Huge Savings with Reinforced Soil

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The newly constructed Arkun Dam hydropower facility on the Çoruh River (Turkey) would have been considerably more expensive if conventional concrete walls were used along the edges of the power station. NAUE Geosynthetics profiles the project and the reinforced earth option that was selected and which saved 40% on the cost for this portion of the project.
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Sustainable Development Goals and Geosynthetics

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This April, Geosynthetica is promoting 30 Days of Earth Day (#30DaysEarthDay). Each day we will publish stories on the intersections between geosynthetics and environmental...
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