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Berlin 2 Geomembrane Workshop

Berlin 2 Final Report Seeks End of Life Protocol for HDPE Geomembranes

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Immediately following 2014's 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2014, Berlin), a high-level, one-day workshop on exposed HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials...
USGS public domain photo of mangroves. Photo shows spidery network of roots dipping into water with lush green foliage above.

Recommended: Engineering With Nature on Coastal Protection

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The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative uses a collaborative process to align natural and engineered systems "to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental,...
Microphone image, GAP 2019

Big Topics & Big Names in GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE Lectures

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The new format has been welcomed by the global community and a very noteworthy series...
Image of Professor Jorge Zornberg seated beside a materials testing table. From the University of Texas - Austin.

Jorge Zornberg on Siamak’s Geosynthetics Podcast

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Our good friend Siamak Paulson, an Australia-based engineer, continues his series of interviews with not just Australian geosynthetics experts but luminaries from around the world. The latest video podcast...
Eagle Creek Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Photo by Christian Roberts-Olsen via Shutterstock standard license.

The GeoWire for the Week of September 14

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 14. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT It's hard to look at much else...
Illustration of an Agoraphobic Man Peeking from Behind His Venetian Blinds by Lorelyn Medina via Shutterstock license

10 Phobias That Make Engineering Careers More Difficult

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Phobias make for interesting “rabbit hole” reading. Once you find a classical-looking, not-easily-pronounced, gigantic word—apologies to speakers of Greek—it becomes pretty easy to just keep clicking in search of...
Desludging Wastewater Ponds Using Geotextile Dewatering Bags

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds

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For #ThrowbackThursday, we revisit the most popular project story on Geosynthetica from 2018. The story was originally published 29 January 2018, which gave Oriokot's article on the use of...
Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

IAPD Concrete Protection Liners Webinar – September 10

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Concrete protection is an essential element in extending the lifespan of many critical pieces of infrastructure, such as in wastewater treatment facilities. Concrete protection liners (CPL) help prevent corrosive...
Top view aerial of Cat Lai container harbor, center Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with development buildings, transportation, energy power infrastructure. Photo by Hien Phung Thu via Shutterstock.

The GeoWire for the Week of September 7

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 7. WORK SMARTER. -- REMINDER -- Register Now for GeoVirtual 2020, September...
GeoVirtual 2020 Logo from CGS

REMINDER: Register Now for GeoVirtual 2020

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"Resilience and Innovation" is the perfect theme for this year's annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Originally scheduled for Winnipeg, the organizers moved the conference online to provide...
Image of a jet about to land on the runway. The sky is transitioning red, orange, yellow from left to right. A city is silhouetted in the distance.

Geosynthetics in Airport Runway Design

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Geosynthetics provide a number of engineering solutions for airports, such as secondary containment for fuel depots, containment for deicing runoff, stormwater management, and runway and taxiway reinforcement. For runways and...
Image of calculator (partially out of frame) and a pen atop a financial sheet, the numbers of which are too grayed out to be read.

The GeoWire for the Week of August 31

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 31. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Whoa: Researchers in Sweden have discovered a...
Anaerobic Digester Designs: Critical Issues to Avoid Whales

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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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...
Image of Rio de Janeiro at night

GeoAmericas 2020 Online Agenda Lives Up to the Hype

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The 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics is also the first major geosynthetics conference to be held entirely online. The organizes have released the GeoAmericas 2020 agenda. It is, as...

VIDEO: Sludge Lagoon Remediation with Geosynthetics

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Sludge lagoons can develop naturally along waterways, but many of the most sensitive ones are a byproduct of and a challenge to numerous man-made activities and industries: large-scale dredging...
Graphic of a world map, dark background with light beneath the continents, and electric-like lines of communication connecting population centers around the map

The GeoWire for the Week of August 24

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 24. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Wow. After what seemed to be a...
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...
Runway Reinforcement for National Airport in Minsk, Belarus

Runway Reinforcement for National Airport in Minsk, Belarus

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August 19 is National Aviation Day in the United States. The day marks the impact and wonder of flight on the world. Here, we revisit a runway reinforcement story...
Oil and gas operation image from Argentina for GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 17

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 17. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT The Trump administration has rolled back methane...
Geocells Create Sloped Greenroof in Bangalore, India

Geocells Create Sloped Greenroof in India

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Much of the international development dialogue is now centered around the idea of a Green Recovery. Cities around the world are using Covid-related lockdowns and quieter economies to experiment...
Chemicals image for PFAS story

Video: ACIGS and Bouazza on PFAS and Geosynthetics

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The movement for greater open sharing of engineering technical information, particularly in geosynthetics, continues to grow. One of the champions has been the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics...
Editorial landfill construction image for GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 10

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 10. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Northern Illinois University and Argonne have engineered...
Leadership image for 19th IGS Council

Geosynthetics Leadership: The 19th IGS Council

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In June, the results of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Council elections were announced. Since that announcement, the IGS Council has officially passed tasks and responsibilities from the 18th...
Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

Benson Headlines Geosynthetic Clay Liner Webinar Series

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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...
Image of Rio de Janeiro at night

GeoAmericas 2020 Goes Entirely Online

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With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have rescheduled to protect their participants. Some events move on the calendar; others, like GeoAmericas 2020,...
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