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Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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Editor’s Introduction: This coal seam gas article was first published 20 July 2016 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Fred Gassner, being awarded Honorary...
Mining Engineering with Geomembranes

Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics

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Editor's Introduction: This floating covers article was first published 24 September 2013 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Mike Sadlier, being awarded Honorary Membership...
Aerial image of pond array being lined, from Solmax Leak Location Suite video.

Solmax Unveils Leak Location Suite

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, including with conductive lining systems that can enhance site quality assurance. The company is now expanding options for...
Library stacks on right receding into bright light in the center background

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...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

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...
Geomembrane installation image from Solmax

Best Practices for Minimizing Geomembrane Wrinkling

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By Catrin Tarnowski –  Geomembrane wrinkling occurs, but it can be minimized. “Lay flat” geomembrane installations are quite possible, as they are documented all over the world. Truly, we...
Photo of a clean geomembrane installation with no wrinkles in the liner

Essential Questions: Geomembrane Wrinkles and Bridging

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During EuroGeo 6 (September 2016, Slovenia), Dr. Ian D. Peggs chaired a special panel discussion on geomembrane wrinkles, bridging, uplift, and ballasting. Following, and with the permission of the event...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Geosynthetica's GeoTalk Podcast

2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

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The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey, the podcast covers innovation, design, technology, standards, and other advances shaping the...
GeoVirtual 2020 Logo from CGS

CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

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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....
Anaerobic digester failure on Geosynthetica

Was the Geosynthetics Risk Management Program Proposed Too Soon?

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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...
Photo of Presto Geosystems ATRA® Key Connecting Device in Use

Presto Addresses Potential Patent Infringement of ATRA® Key

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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...
Dipole Survey

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

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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....
Craig Benson on CETCO Tech Talk

VIDEO: Bentonite Swell Index Test and Hydraulic Conductivity

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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...

Dealing with Containment Project Delays: Free Webinar March 27

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The spread of COVID-19 around the world is directly impacting geosynthetic containment projects. A number of project delays are being reported, either related to available personnel/materials or to temporary...

The Use of Geosynthetics in Mining Works

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The use of geosynthetics in mining operations grows annually, as mining companies focus on the technical and economic advantages of geosynthetics. These materials have enabled more efficient barriers, stronger...
Bituminous geomembrane QC near the Arctic Circle

An Arctic Project: QC and Leak Location of a Bituminous Liner

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of stories, we look back at the GeoAmericas 2016 project story of how Groupe Alphard utilized electrical leak location (ELL) surveys...
Image of Rapid Crack Propagation across a Geomembrane

Cold Weather Watch: Rapid Crack Propagation in Geomembranes

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By Ian D. Peggs and Chris Kelsey – Low temperatures, fast-dropping temperatures, and strong winds can provide the ideal conditions for rapid crack propagation (RCP)—“shattering”—in exposed high-density polyethylene...
TVA image of Kingston coal ash spill, which Robert Bachus will speak about

Bachus on Dam Failures, Coal Ash, and Mine Tailings

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When the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gathers for its January 2020 meeting, Geosyntec’s Dr. Robert Bachus, P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will be the...
Well pad construction image

Reducing Well Pad Construction and Maintenance Costs

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By John D. Herrmann; Bruce A. Lacina, P.E.; and Monte Madsen – Oil and gas producers have uncovered many challenges when constructing well pads and access roads. Drill rigs...
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