Delegates have gathered in Australia to discuss ways by which the country can manage and sustain its breakneck boom in mining. Resource exploration, environmental stewdardship, and long-term infrastructure development are key topics. Australia's Premier Mike Rann opened the event by noting the mining industry could be a dominant interest for the next 100 years. Learn more here.;
The 19th North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC) will take place 16-18 May 2011. This event is co-sponsored by major organizations such as SWANA. Topics sought for the event include "Advancing Waste To Energy through Research and Technology," "Waste To Energy: Sustainable Green Power and Waste Management" (including case studies, ash management, carbon footprints), and "Improving WTE Plant Operations." Learn more at NAWTEC's website, and submit your abstract electronically by 12 November 2010. Learn more here.;
In Southern Illinois, soy farmers, university researchers and others are examining how to beneficially reuse old strip mines (of which that region has many) for supporting fish farm operations. With tens of thousands of acres available to develop into fish farming habitats, they estimate that more than 50 million pounds of fish can be harvested. This industry could also utilize the state's plentiful soy production in fish feed. Learn more here.;
DEADLINE EXTENSION! The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics, organized by the International Geosynthetics Society’s Korean Chapter, will be held in Seoul, South Korea 16 – 21 September 2018. The Young...
Mexico is considering ramping up shale gas production to support its petrochemicals sector which has traditionally used feedstocks based on crude oil, the country's energy minister said on recently. Although the prolific shales of Texas are believed to extend across the border into northern Mexico, littlehas been done to develop the deposits due to the state-controlled industry's focus on producing crude oil. Learn more here.;
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a dual clay and geosynthetic cap be installed on the beleaguered Stark County, Ohio landfill. The Countrywide facility has suffered from underground fires for the past couple years. The solution to cap the site was ordered on Friday, April 11. Learn more here.;
The PG&E partnership with BioEnergy Solutions in California to harvest animal waste methane and convert it to residential power has gained the notice of newspapers and agencies around the world. A Malaysian newspaper has published an article on the project and included a photograph of a BioEnergy Solutions executive walking across the membrane cover atop one of the massive waste lagoons. Learn more here.;
AMI is pleased to invite you to consider speaking or attending the 4th international conference on Waterproof Membranes to be held from 30 November to 2 December 2010 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. There is a welcome reception and registration on the first evening followed by a two-day technical program. AMI's Sally Humphreys invites presentations through 28 May 2010.
The 24-acre Crystal Peak Park in Verdi, Nevada has not yet opened officially, but locals are already enjoying the revitalized park, which is sited on grounds once used heavily by a lumber mill. Two ponds on the site will be filled later this year, but only after funds are secured for acquiring pond liners. Learn more here.;
On Sept. 24, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced 174 infrastructure projects across the province valued at just under $719 million. This funding announcement represents two programs: the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, and a fund under Building Canada called the Communities Component. See a list of the benefitting sectors and Canadian dollar amounts allocated here. Learn more here.;
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for submissions for Environmental Connection 2013, annual conference and expo of IECA. Combining quality education with a top-notch expo, Environmental Connection is the premier gathering place for the erosion and sediment control community. The 2013 conference will be held in San Diego, CA, 10–13 February 2013. This year, IECA is focusing on the relevant issues and challenges facing erosion control and stormwater quality management professionals. Abstracts are due 31 May 2012. Read more, including about recommend topics.
In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,930,700 to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This new infusion of money provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will help the state and local governments finance many of the overdue improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment across the state.
Engineering work generally requires long hours in the field, in the lab, or simply chained to a computer inputting data, translating data, and assembling reports. To some, the concentration...
SKZ, with scientific committee support from Cemagref and the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), announces the 3rd International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Liners, to be held at the Fortress Marienberg in Würzburg, Germany 15-16 September 2010. Abstract and papers for oral or poster presentations are invited on the following topics: Application / case studies (Landfills, Canals, Reservoirs / Dams, Transportation Infrastructure) • Durability / Lifetime • Laboratory testing • Performance (Cation exchange, Desiccation, Experience from excavation • Regulations / Approvals. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 September 2009. View the flyer in PDF.
On February 21, Will Crawford of Concrete Canvas will be a featured speaker at an Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (Hong Kong) engineering event. The lecture, “Introducing GCCMs...
In 2009, Geofabrics® engaged a leading firm of consulting engineers, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia (PBA), to test a range of geotextiles sold by various companies in Australia and to independently report on whether those geotextiles met with the published specifications about them. Download the Geofabrics® April Journal to read an overview of the Parsons Brinckerhoff. Learn more here.;
In Olympia, Washington, Intercity Transit is closing in on acquiring land and approval to construct a park-and-ride facility atop an old landfill section that was closed and capped eight years ago. Bore samples to characterize the garbage have been taken. A grant will be used to construct the park-and-ride lot, which could open in mid-2012. The lease would be for 20 years with an option for another 20 years Learn more here.;