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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.

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 protection, sustainable development, climate change,...

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 lectures the geosynthetics field had...

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 on March 27 at 1:00...

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 significant benefits. Here, John Folts...

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 available personnel/materials or to temporary...
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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 rescheduled to protect their participants...

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 posted to the company’s YouTube...

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 the GeoAmericas 2016 proceedings by...

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, considering it in the best...

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 groundwater. As a landfill cap,...

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 16 - 19 November 2020...

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 Fellowships program. The latter endeavor...
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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 participants found that Americans are...

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 – 19 November 2020 in...
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.

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 enabled more efficient barriers, stronger...

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 geomembrane types must be seamed...

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.

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 a great example. The redesign adds...

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 GeoAmericas 2016 proceedings (published by...

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 its decaying state began to...
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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, and geosynthetic cementitious composite mats...
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The Spring Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

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For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas in April to attend geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted by TRI Environmental. This year, some are wondering where this well-respected...
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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 geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted...
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