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International Geosynthetics Society

IGS Council Continues to Be Tremendously International

One of the hallmarks of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is its truly international character. The IGS is supported by roughly 4000 members, 150+ corporate members, and 40+ chapters...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

In 2019, Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and his Geosynthetic Institute colleagues published a white paper on the advantages of geosynthetics in construction from an embodied carbon perspective. They returned...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 15, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 15. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS On June 8, the California State Assembly...
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The American Revolutionary War, a Failed Slope, and Geogrids

On this day in history (June 11), in 1776, the Second Continental Congress formed the Committee of Five, which was charged with drafting the Declaration of Independence. The team...
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CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference was to be held in Calgary this September, but the local organizing committee made the decision to reschedule the in-person GeoCalgary for 2022....
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TRI Africa Provides COVID Support to Kamcare Orphanage

Though TRI Africa Environmental Services is one of the newest members of TRI’s international group of independent, third-party engineering services providers, it has quickly become South Africa’s leading CQA...
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GeoWire for June 8, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 8. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Nevada might soon host the largest solar...
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Four Failures That Still Tell the Right Story

In construction and engineering with geosynthetics, lower price is never a substitute for the value of experience. The cheap can come out quite expensive if you cut out experienced...
Anaerobic digester failure on Geosynthetica

Was the Geosynthetics Risk Management Program Proposed Too Soon?

In 2003, Geosynthetica and Dr. Ian Peggs of I-CORP International began to agitate for the creation of an industry-wide movement on risk management in geosynthetic projects. The initial efforts...
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Mattex Expands Woven Geotextile Capacity in UAE and KSA

As it nears its 25th anniversary, the MATTEX GROUP continues to expand. The company, which has been a long-time producer of geotextiles, agrotextiles, artificial turf, and more, has announced...
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Presto Addresses Potential Patent Infringement of ATRA® Key

Oscar Wilde often gets credit for the phrase “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” though Wilde was merely building upon an aphorism popularized earlier in the 19th century...
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Restoring Reefs with Geosynthetics

After spending a number of years working in Australia’s geosynthetics engineering field, American Joseph Little returned to the States and founded the environmental engineering consultancy firm, Little Environments PLLC...
IGS North America ELL Seminar Series Continues with Dipole Webinar

GeoWire for June 1, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 1. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Orsted is ready to install the first...
Dipole Survey

Geomembrane CQA: When Should a Liner Integrity Survey Be Performed?

Geosynthetica has reached a major milestone: its 20th anniversary of delivering geosynthetics stories! In internet years, that’s a long, long time. The publication was founded by Dr. Ian D....
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Geosynthetica Celebrates 20 Years in Geosynthetics

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the geosynthetics field. The material science has advanced substantially, such as with composite technologies and the temperatures at which...
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3-Minute Podcast Update: Virtual Events

Geosynthetica's editor Chris Kelsey checks in on the growth of virtual events. This is the GeoUpdate from GeoTalk for May 27. With the spread of the COVID virus around the...
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The Importance of Large-Scale Testing in Erosion and Sediment Control

By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague - Controlling the migration of sediment is essential to the health of our waterways. Anywhere land is disturbed, such as in agricultural operations...
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Register Now for June’s Geosynthetics QA Online Training

REMINDER: TRI Environmental's renowned classes on geosynthetics QA / QC in containment installations and with compacted clay liners and geosynthetic clay liners will be offered for the first time...
Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects with geosynthetics. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics. The independent...
Kent von Maubeuge on Simaka Paulson's Geosynthetics Podcast

Siamak Paulson Checks in with Kent von Maubeuge

Australia-based engineer Siamak Paulson (Golder Associates) hosts a podcast on geosynthetics. In the latest episode, he interviews industry veteran Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE). Other episodes available on Siamak's YouTube...
Craig Benson on CETCO Tech Talk

VIDEO: Bentonite Swell Index Test and Hydraulic Conductivity

CETCO's Tech Talk video series shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. Here, and in less than three minutes, Dr. Craig Benson explains how a swell index...
Habitat creation and artificial islands

An Artificial Island Ringed with Geosynthetics

It’s long been said that investing in land is smart because “they aren’t making more of it.” In general, this is true. Mitigation strategies create more habitat, but not...
GCLs Continue to Influence Barrier Designs

INTERVIEW: Kent von Maubeuge on Multi-Component GCLs

While geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are composite materials by design, the newer wave of multi-component GCLs are enhancing the performance of GCLs in a range of applications in a...
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TRI Offers Online Geosynthetics CQA Courses in June

One of the longest running and most respected geosynthetics CQA courses is getting a digital refresh, with so many practitioners limited in their ability to travel right now. TRI...

Nathalie Touze’s Full Giroud Lecture

The International Geosynthetics Society Vice President, Dr. Nathalie Touze, delivered an inspiring Giroud Lecture at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul). The lecture’s topic was “Healing...