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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Members Committee has opened a competition for a new logo design. A couple prizes are in play for...
Strata Geosynthetics Manufacturing Facility with GAI-LAP

Strata Earns GAI-LAP Accreditation at New Center in India

The Indian geosynthetics manufacturing industry has grown substantially in recent years, both for domestic projects and exports. Strata, which is well-known internationally for its...
Propex Pyramat Carbon Footprint Verified - Installation Image

Verifying the Carbon Footprint of a Turf Reinforcement Mat

Propex GeoSolutions has opened July with some welcomed sustainability news. The company became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the...
ESI Feature Image for Oil and Gas Acquisition of Patriot Environmental

ESI Acquires Patriot Environmental, Enhances Oil and Gas Expertise

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest contracted installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, is getting bigger. The company announced...
ASTM D35 Awards in Denver

A Family Theme Inspires ASTM D35 Awards in Denver

ASTM International’s Committee D35 on Geosynthetics held its mid-year committee week 5 – 7 June 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The D35 awards reception served as an...
High-Strength Uniaxial Geogrid from NAUE - Secugrid HS

A New Geogrid Line and Global Market Honor for NAUE

In recent years, NAUE has truly staked its claim as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of geosynthetics through a series of high-impact activities....
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11 МКГ продлила срок подачи презентационных работ для молодых членов IGS до 31 октября

С 16 по 21 сентября 2018 года в городе Сеул, Южная Корея, пройдёт 11 международная конференция по геосинтетике. Организатором конференции является Корейский филиал геосинтетического...

GSE Announces More "Geosynthetics 4 Success" Seminars

GSE will continue its popular series of "Geosynthetics 4 Success" technical seminars at three sites between September and November. On September 28, the day-long seminar will be held at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia and focus on the use of geosynthetics in coal ash, solid waste, hazardous waste, and liquid containment applications. On October 13, seminar arrives at the Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a focus on the latest developments in geosynthetics and the use of geosynthetics in the shale gas and coal ash containment applications. November 3 will feature a session in Charlotte, North Carolina, but details are not yet available. Learn more.

ESCN Update

Land and Water magazine’s Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) weekly broadcast is available. Lead anchor Lucas Starbuck reports on the latest news impacting the erosion and sediment control field. This week's stories: Profile Products' new BioCover ADC; an interview with Laurie Honnigford on the QDOR program; QDOR Product Submission; a tour of ESCN's new website; and Jerry Fifield's Tip of the Week. Read more about it.

ESCN Update

A great deal is changing with Land and Water Magazine's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv). The weekly broadcast is changing hosts, as Lucas Starbuck has replaced James Ridgway and Lindsay Winter has announced she's leaving to have a baby. This week's broadcast includes stories on the IECA / Wal-Mart partnership, Beth Chesson's cure for the muddy water blues, slope stabilization, and more. Read about the broadcast.

Call for Papers Updates

The bi-weekly Call for Papers Update has added Waterpower XVI. Other reminders in the call include GeoAfrica 2009, the 9th International Conference on Geosynthethics (9ICG) and more.

EDANA Elections

Catherine Lennon of EDANA, a Brussels-based nonwovens association with interests the include the geotextile market, reports on the association's elections of chairman, vice-chairman and board.

PGI Short Course Wrap-Up

The first of two PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) short course offerings occurred on June 17 in Columbus, Ohio. The second session of the popular "Constructing with GCLs and PVC Geomembranes" course is being conducted today, June 19, in Cambridge, Ontario. Read a review of the events from Columbus.

North American Green Introduces HydraCM Bonded Fiber Matrix

North American Green has introduced the HydraCM Bonded Fiber Matrix, the mid-level product in the company's HydraMatriCx line of straw/cotton-fiber, hydraulic erosion control products. HydraCM was developed in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Cotton Incorporated. Read more….

GeoTigers Defeat GeoDragons

The Geo-Institute of ASCE held its student GeoCompetition at the March 2008 GeoCongress in New Orleans. Eleven teams competed with design papers and MSE-style installations in plywood boxes. This year's honors go to the LSU Tigers who edged out Drexel University's students. Dr. David J. Elton, North American Geosynthetics Society President, provides a review of the event.

Koerner's Korner

The 23rd installment of our "Koerner's Korner" column with the Geosynthetic Institute's Dr. Robert Koerner is available. This issue includes a near-breathless account of seminars, site visits, and industry activity. Read the latest installment on the Koerner's Korner page.

Major Dredging Needed

One of the most important dredging projects in the world is on the schedule: the Panama Canal. From the Pacific entrance alone project engineers aim to dredge 9.1 million cubic meters of material at a cost of about $180 million. The Atlantic dredging will run closer to $70 million. Site visits and bidding will begin shortly. Geotextile tubes are major product resources for dredging projects. To see a listing of geotextile tube providers, please cut and paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.geosynthetica.net/ProductsServices.asp#geotube Learn more here.;

Conference Update

With approximately 100 participants already, the 4th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management, the upcoming event that will be held in Iasi, Romania 12-15 September, has made available its preliminary program.

Underwriters Featured

The forthcoming issue of Land & Water will feature a generic article on canal lining geosynthetics. The article, "Smarter Infrastructures" by Chris Kelsey, offers a general introduction to types of liner materials.

Construction Specifications

Need construction specifications that include geosynthetics? Many manufacturers offer documents at their websites. For example, visit Propex. Under "Landfill/Waste Containment," one finds documents regarding lagoon closure, lining system support, leachate collection, and more (found at the "continued" link below). Other manufacturers may be found at this link https://www.geosynthetica.net/ProductsServices.asp Learn more here.;

LIS Report

Ian Peggs of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL recently performed a leak location survey in a pond in Kentucky. Kirby Tapp of EnSafe has created a short report and photo journal of the time at the site.

Conference Review

The Construction Specifier's Institute (CSI) Show is currently being attended by geosynthetca.net. Proud to be an Educational Partner, geosynthetica is participating in educational and in-booth sessions that are helping designers and engineers to understand how to properly specify geosynthetics. Read the real-time review now.

Symposium Review

Building on the success of previous events held in the UK, Czech Republic and Belgium, the fourth How to Enter Technical Textiles Markets symposium proved to be the most successful of this series of events organized by International Newsletters to date, attracting more than 140 delegates to Porto in Portugal. Read the symposium review.

Conference Review

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) helds its annual conference in Reno, Nevada this year, February 12-16, 2007. Read the conference review and find out where next year's conference is to be held. The Call for Papers has already gone out for EC08. Find more information about the call by clicking on the link at the end of the review.

Conference Review

Ron Bygness, Editor of Geosynthetics magazine, has written a conference report on the latest geo-event: Geosynthetics 2007, held in Washington, D.C., January 16-19 2007. Conference Proceedings abstracts are included at the end of the report.

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