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Online Learning Opportunities in Geosynthetics

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What follows is a partial list of geosynthetics online learning opportunities. We welcome your recommendations and will update the list regularly. GEOSYNTHETICS ONLINE LEARNING CALENDAR The following listings are only for live...
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Hydraulic Barriers Video: GCL Fundamentals

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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...
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IGS Conferences – Opportunities in 2021 and 2022

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and its 40+ chapters organize and support numerous conferences around the world, including quadrennial regional conferences and the quadrennial International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG)....
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NAUE News Celebrates Its 50th Publication

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There’s an old saying in media that “content is king.” Our friends at NAUE Group are certainly celebrating a regal milestone in the field, as they published Issue #50...
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2021 Endeavors to Support in Geosynthetics

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What will you and your organization support in 2021? We’ve got a few favorites in events and memberships that we hope you’ll take part in too. 2021 Events GeoU 2021 (April...
Top 10 Articles on Geosynthetica 2020

Geosynthetica’s Most-Read Stories of 2020

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Each year we look back at the most-read stories on Geosynthetica. One of the fascinating things about this year’s list is how our readers were doing the same: looking...
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Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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Editor’s Introduction: This coal seam gas article was first published 20 July 2016 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Fred Gassner, being awarded Honorary...
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Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics

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Editor's Introduction: This floating covers article was first published 24 September 2013 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Mike Sadlier, being awarded Honorary Membership...
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Solmax Unveils Leak Location Suite

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, including with conductive lining systems that can enhance site quality assurance. The company is now expanding options for...
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IGS Journals Announce Best Papers of 2019

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) supports two official geotechnical publications: Geosynthetics International and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. Both IGS Journals are among the most highly ranked, peer-reviewed geotechnical publications in...
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IGS and GSI Launch Database of Geosynthetic Barrier Guidelines

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), has launched a database to track global guidelines and regulations that govern...
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Geosynthetics CQA Week Training Online in December

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 7 - 11 December 2020 in an online format. This marks the second time this year that the...
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Webinar: Piled Embankments and Geogrids

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The NAUE Academy puts engineering knowledge at your fingertips through its series of webinars on geotechnical solutions. The free, live webinars address a wide-range of topics in which geosynthetics...
Erosion Control with Geosynthetics

HUESKER Seeks North American Sales Representative

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HUESKER North America is adding a sale representative to its team, to further expand its operations and facilitate service to its growing customer base. The company is actively seeking...

IGS Sustainability eBook Expands to Six Languages

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The International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook for Earth Day 2020, which also marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. The succinct, digital publication (Preparing the Ground for...
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Mega Fish Farm in Egypt Secured with Geosynthetics

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In Egypt, Phase 2 of the mega aquaculture project in East Port Said is well under way. The project was initiated by government in 2017 and includes construction of...
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JOBS – Design Engineer, Presto Geosystems

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology...
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Last Chance! Register NOW for GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE

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GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, has nearly arrived! From 26 - 31 October 2020, an international community of hundreds geotechnical engineers will gather ONLINE for technical...
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Sustainable Geotextiles to Be Showcased in October 22 Webinar

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The field of geosynthetics was created in many respects by manufacturers. It was manufacturers that put forth many of the engineering ideas, funded early research, supported pilot projects, innovated...
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The GeoWire for the Week of October 19

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of October 19. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT A new study suggests people do NOT...
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New Drainage Tool Combines Simple Interface and Technical Muscle

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Solmax has unveiled a new online drainage design manual with significant design and specification functionality. Hosted on its own website, the Geosynthetic Drainage Tool provides project engineers with the...
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Best Practices for Minimizing Geomembrane Wrinkling

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By Catrin Tarnowski –  Geomembrane wrinkling occurs, but it can be minimized. “Lay flat” geomembrane installations are quite possible, as they are documented all over the world. Truly, we...
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Essential Questions: Geomembrane Wrinkles and Bridging

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During EuroGeo 6 (September 2016, Slovenia), Dr. Ian D. Peggs chaired a special panel discussion on geomembrane wrinkles, bridging, uplift, and ballasting. Following, and with the permission of the event...
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Increasing Hatchery Production with Geomembranes

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Recently, we looked at the promise of geosynthetics in aquaculture operations, with AGRU having published a podcast on the subject. We also looked at a previous story on Geosynthetica...
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The GeoWire for the Week of October 5

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of October 5. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Early on, the Covid crisis helped (temporarily)...
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