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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...
Microphone image, GAP 2019

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...
Image of Rio de Janeiro at night

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...
Editorial landfill construction image for GeoWire

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...
Image of Rio de Janeiro at night

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 (Golder Associates) has published the latest episode of his eponymously named podcast series: Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast. This time out, he checks in with Warren Hornsey...
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,...
George Koerner Delivering Quality Assurance Lecture for IGS Brasil

Quality Assurance & Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Systems

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Dr. George Koerner, P.E. (Director, Geosynthetic Institute) has never shied away from big challenges in research and leadership in the geosynthetics field. The IGS Brasil Em Rede network, which...
Temporary landfill cap photo by Chris Kelsey

Revisiting Temporary Landfill Caps and Their Benefits

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A July 15, 2020 post on the SCS Engineers website provided some nicely experienced perspective on why temporary landfill caps are increasingly welcomed on landfill sites. Dr. Ali Khatami,...
Image of a jet about to land on the runway. The sky is transitioning red, orange, yellow from left to right. A city is silhouetted in the distance.

The GeoWire for the Week of July 20

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 20. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS We talk a lot about how 2020...
GeoVirtual 2020 Logo from CGS

The CGS GeoVirtual 2020 Event Opens Registration

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The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference is always a highlight on the international geotechnical calendar. This year, however, the organizers in Calgary had to cancel the plan for an in-person...
Wind Farm Image from Geosynthetica GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of July 13

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 13. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Europe's largest onshore wind farm is rapidly...
Geothermal energy photo from Iceland

VIDEO: Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications

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International Geosynthetics Society - North America (IGS-NA) president Dr. John McCartney delivered an hour-long lecture on "Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications." The talk was streamed live on YouTube...

FGI Video Podcast on MSW Slope Failure

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) continues to expand its technical and educational offerings, highlighting not just fabricated geomembranes but larger engineering concerns in applications that commonly incorporate these materials...
Geosynthetics QA - Construction Site Image, Hardhats

The GeoWire for the Week of July 6

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M compiles details on some of...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

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The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates from March to 22 – 26 November 2021. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, posted...

Rob Mcilwraith and an International Life in Geosynthetics

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What started as a very occasional podcast has quickly turned into a regular series from Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates). Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast, which features short video interviews,...
Work Smarter coffee image for GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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