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IFAI Rebrands as Advanced Textiles Association

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The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), which has a footprint in geosynthetics through the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), the Geosynthetics conference series, and Geosynthetics magazine, is rebranding. Effective June...
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IGS Young Members Photo Contest 2022

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Members Committee develops special sessions at major events, organize group activities, and host a regular photo contest. They have opened the next photo...
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Save the Date! GeoAmericas 2024 in Toronto

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has announced the dates for GeoAmericas 2024, the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be...
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GeoU 2022 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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GeoU 2022 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 5 – 8 April 2022 in Austin, Texas. Certification exams for each of the two-day short courses will be offered...
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Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG...
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Rowe and Benson Lead PFAS Containment Webinar

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Professors Kerry Rowe (Queen's University, Canada) and Craig Benson (University of Virginia) will lead a live, online discussion with short presentations and significant audience interaction on January 13 at...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

5 Ways GeoU 2022 Enhances Professional Value

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GeoU 2022 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. This in-person engineering professional development event will take place 5 - 8 April 2022 at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin...
Construction of a Pit Thermal Energy Storage pond via Solmax

Advancing Pit Thermal Energy Storage

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By Solmax - What does the next generation of Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pit research and development project...

September Webinar Focuses on New Soft Rock Software

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Geotextile sand containers (GSCs) have grown substantially in erosion control and scour protection applications. Beachfronts, ports, and property have all gained substantial protection using these “soft armor” solutions. NAUE’s...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training Returns

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From 6 - 10 December 2021, TRI Environmental will host the next Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training. The live, digital format and half-day sessions are ideal for balancing professional...
Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

Reminder: Graduate Student GSI Fellowship Proposals Due August 23

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics in infrastructure. The independent...
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Webinar: Deeply Filled Ponds and ELL Surveys

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, such as its innovative conductive lining systems and geomembranes for use in high-temperature liquid applications. The company is...
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Register Now for Final GCL Webinar

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Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Yet, they are not well understood by the larger geotechnical design community....
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Online Access to 4 ICTG Presentations Available

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If you missed the virtual 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG), you can still learn from the events hundreds of contributors! The conference, which was held online...
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...

Tech Note: The Genuine Compressive Strength of GCCMs

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This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM materials...

Titan Partners with McGill on Cold Regions Research

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Montreal-based McGill University is home to one of Canada's top geotechnical engineering programs. Titan Environmental Containment has long partnered with different engineering schools on materials development projects. Now, Titan...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in German

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The International Geosynthetics Society's sustainability eBook (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which propelled a major...
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ACIGS Video: Geosynthetics CQA with Barrier Systems

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The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is one of the most active IGS chapters in the world. It has been particularly active in hosting top-tier webinars...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in Italian

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In 2020, to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Geosynthetics Society released...
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Environmental Protection along the HS2

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 HS2 is a new high-speed railway under development in the United Kingdom. It will link up London, the Midlands, and the North along lines that serve eight of the...

Video: Soil-Covered Geomembrane Surveys

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TRI Environmental Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. As part of the on-going ELL webinar series supported by...
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EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2022

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The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, is moving to 4 - 7 September 2022. "The decision...
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Geosynthetics for Reinforcement in Dykes

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The following is an excerpt from “Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes” by Pietro Rimoldi, Jonathan Shamrock, Jacek Kawalec, and Nathalie Touze. Their article was first published in the...
GeoAfrica 2023

GeoAfrica 2023 Sets New Dates in Egypt

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The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica 2023) will be centered around the theme of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects. It's a fantastic topic, capitalizing on the...
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