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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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,...
solar farms installation photo for August 3 GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of August 3

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of August 3. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The 6.5-mile-long rainwater drainage tunnel in Hong...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

The GeoWire for the Week of July 27

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 27. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS In the battle of Salmon vs. Gold,...
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.

The GeoWire for the Week of July 20

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 20. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS We talk a lot about how 2020...

VIDEO: Designing Sustainable Landfills with Geocells

Presto Geosystems has hosted an on-going series of live webinars on a wide range of civil and geotechnical topics, such as mining, slope stabilization, load support, sustainable landfills, etc....
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The CGS GeoVirtual 2020 Event Opens Registration

The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference is always a highlight on the international geotechnical calendar. This year, however, the organizers in Calgary had to cancel the plan for an in-person...
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The GeoWire for the Week of July 13

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 13. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Europe's largest onshore wind farm is rapidly...
Machina-TST photo of wind farm access road construction in Ukraine

Reinforcing Zophia, Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

Ukraine has become a rising star in renewable energy, having opened to significant investment in solar and wind energy. Wind farms show particular promise. The EUR 1 billion+ Zophia...
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VIDEO: Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications

International Geosynthetics Society - North America (IGS-NA) president Dr. John McCartney delivered an hour-long lecture on "Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications." The talk was streamed live on YouTube...
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The GeoWire for the Week of July 6

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M compiles details on some of...

ERDC’s Wildfire Response and Debris Flow Modeling Has Enormous Potential

Two years ago, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) held its annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California. The gathering occurred just after what had been a brutal...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces Calendar Move to November 2021

The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates from March to 22 – 26 November 2021. Conference chair, Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, posted...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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