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IGS Sustainability eBook Available in Six Languages

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Last year, the International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development...
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Solmax Acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

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Well, this is a surprise! Montreal-based Solmax, which was already a global leader in geosynthetics when it acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017, has engineered another significant acquisition. The...
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Kent von Maubeuge Celebrates 30 Years at NAUE

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Geosynthetica congratulates Kent von Maubeuge for 30 years in geosynthetics with NAUE! Kent joined the international company in April 1991, not long after the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) had...
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Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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Today marks an important, new chapter for Concrete Canvas Ltd. The company has been very active globally in the geosynthetic barriers market, establishing offices, distributor relationships, and signature projects...
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Online Geosynthetics CQA Week Training, May 10 – 14

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 10 - 14 May 2021 in an online format. The live, online format has been a quick success,...
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GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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Geotechnical engineering events around the world have shifted on the calendar or taken their education online, due to Covid safety concerns. The 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas is focused...
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Two Geosynthetics Business Moves: NAUE, BontexGeo

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Last week, many in the geosynthetics field were participating in virtual panel discussions and special sessions with the online Geosynthetics Conference. Two geosynthetics business moves were announced during the...
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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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The Patent Dispute between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent Continues

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For three years, a patent dispute has played out between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent over the latter company's material Tiltex™. Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd. is the inventor of Concrete...
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The IGS TC-B Takes on GRI-GCL3

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On March 3, renowned geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) expert Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE) will deliver a live webinar on “GCL Standard Specification GRI-GCL3: Background, Development, Limitations, and Latest Updates.”...
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What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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The long-running Geosynthetics Conference from IFAI and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was able to hold its event in person in 2020, with its early-year position. But in 2021,...
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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. NOTE: This page...
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12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global...
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EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2021

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The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, will move on the calendar to 19 - 22...
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ACIGS Webinar: Ethics in Geosynthetics, January 28

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The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) has quickly become one of the most active chapters in the world. One of its key outreach initiatives has been...
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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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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...
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...
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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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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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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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