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SWEMA - Stormwater Equipment

SWEMA to Hold Annual Meeting at StormCon

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (July 15, 2013) - The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced that its annual meeting during the StormCon® conference and exposition will be open to...

Mining in Australia

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.;
Geosynthetics Events: 11 ICG Call for Abstracts

Geosynthetics Events: 11ICG Call for Abstracts

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2016 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the...

NAWTEC 19 Call for Abstracts

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.;

From Strip Mines to Soy-Consuming Fish Farms

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.;
Tara van der Peet

11 ICG Young IGS Members Call Extended to October 31

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 eyes shale gas boost for petrochemical sector

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.;
GCLs and a Flood Dam Monitoring System - NAUE

GCLs and a Flood Dam Monitoring System

By NAUE – The need to mitigate the impact of flooding has intensified as floods have become more frequent and serious. All types of dams are being reassessed. Their...

Countrywide Update: Cap Ordered

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 Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN) just aired its 50th episode at its Web site, www.escn.tv. The episode also marks the online venture’s one-year anniversary. Learn more here.;

Energy for Energy

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.;

Call for Presentations: Waterproof Membranes 2010

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.

Verdi, Nevada's Remediation Project to Include Lined Ponds

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.;

Canada Infrastructure Funds

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.;

PlastaFlex Specifications

Get the latest information on PlastaFlex IG (Industrial Grade) and PlastaFlex FG (Fish Grade) geomembranes. Download the data sheet here (PDF). Learn more here.;

Calendar of Events Item: Call for Submissions for Environmental Connection 2013

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.
TRI Environmental, Scott Thornton

In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph Scott Thornton, Jr.

One of the behind-the-scenes luminaries of geosynthetics has passed. Dr. Joseph Scott Thornton, Jr. died peacefully at his home on 23 November 2014 in Austin, Texas at the age...

$2.9 Million for Water Project in CNMI

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.
Carl Charpentier

GeoCreatives – Abigail Gilson and Carl Charpentier

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...

GBR-C 2K10 Announcement

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: gbr-c2k10@skz.de no later than 30 September 2009. View the flyer in PDF.
Anaerobic Digester Designs: Critical Issues to Avoid Whales

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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...
Concrete Canvas Wins Major LNG Contract in Australia

Will Crawford to Speak on GCCMs and Erosion Control in Hong Kong

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...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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...

Report: Vetting Geotextiles Against Published Data

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.;

Beneficial End Use: Park-and-Ride

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.;