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Video Story: Waterway Restoration after Mining Activities

Video Story: Waterway Restoration after Mining Activities

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The waters of the Schurenbach, a stream near Essen, Germany, formerly ran underground from the foot of an old coal slag heap (the Schurenbachhalde). As part of a land...
Environmental Connection Field Tours

Three Field Tours at Environmental Connection

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The International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) Region One annual event, Environmental Connection, will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Organizers have announced three field...
Ben Leshchinsky on Limit State Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures

Ben Leshchinsky Leads Free November 1 Webinar on Limit State Design

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On November 1, Dr. Ben Leshchinsky (Oregon State University) will present the next IGS North America webinar. His topic is one of the biggest topics in the field right...

Geosynthetic Reinforcement in CCR Surface Impoundment Closures

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By John D. Herrmann, Bruce A. Lacina, P.E., and Stephan M. Gale, P.E. – In-place closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments presents numerous challenges. Common methods of capping...

IGS Technical Committee Organizes November Hydraulics Events in NOLA

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Two hydraulics events are coming to New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2017 thank to a technical committee of the International Geosynthetics Society. The engineering professional development gathering will consist...
IECA / EPA MS4 Conference

Seeking Abstracts: IECA/EPA Conference on MS4

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The 3rd Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference will be held 16 – 18 May 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)...
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: John Imm and Dave Chenowith

VIDEO INTERVIEWS with John Imm and Dave Chenowith

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During Environmental Connection 2016, Geosynthetica's Elizabeth Peggs caught up with John Imm of APEX and Dave Chenowith of Western States Reclamation. Imm was at the International Erosion Control Association...
6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

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A woven geosynthetic was installed on the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska. The work was part of a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The heavily...
Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Updated March 24: We've added a seventh geosynthetics app, the EPI Geomembrane Product Locator, which was released in March 2017 after this article had already been compiled. Smartphones are ubiquitous,...
Imagine Intelligent Materials - Graphene Manufacturing

Imagine's First Commercial Graphene Manufacturing Plant in Australia

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Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Limited (Imagine IM) is set to build Australia’s first commercial graphene manufacturing plant. This is significant for the quickly emerging field of graphene-enhanced materials, and...
landfill engineering

Global Waste Management Symposium Extends Abstracts Deadline

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The biennial Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) offers international, comprehensive, critical content and research. The 2018 edition of the Global Waste Management Symposium will be held 11 - 14 February 2018...
Coal Ash Performance Products (CAPP)

Three Companies’ Geosynthetics Combined for CCR Capping Systems

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Geosynthetics are playing an enormous role in updating how coal combustion residuals (CCRs) are managed and stored, both in the near term and for long-term environmental security. INOVA...
AGHP Geohazards Photo Contest

Geohazards Photo Contest: Stunning Views and Engineering

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) has announced the winners of its inaugural photo contest. The professional society is dedicated to promoting geohazard technologies, standards, and best practices, with...

PODCAST: Creating Strong Environmental Programs

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Infrastructure projects often shape our futures for the better, but they can also be tremendous sources of pollution—especially without proper attention to erosion and sediment control—and lead to poor...
CQA Solutions

CQA Solutions Adds Partner from Palo Verde Work

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The high-level geomembrane installation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (2009 – 2013) has been well documented, particularly for its “Zero Leaks” approach. Glen Toepfer of CQA Solutions,...
Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI’s Project Management

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The largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, Environmental Specialties International, has added Ryan Bunch to its team as Project Manager. Bunch brings something quite...
Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies - GeoAmericas 2016 Short Course

Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies

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On April 10, GeoAmericas 2016 will feature a half-day short course on Current Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies. The session will be led by Dr. Timothy D. Stark...
Geosynthetics in Road Construction

2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction Examines Russian Market

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The 2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction conference will be held 19 May 2017 in Moscow at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya. The international event follows last year’s successful debut for...
GeoAfrica 2017 - IGS

GeoAfrica 2017 Releases Promotional Video

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Development in Africa”, is the 3rd African...
Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems

JOBS: Varicore Seeks Drainage Systems Sales Consultant

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Varicore Technologies, headquartered in Minnesota, is the manufacturer of the internationally distributed Multi-Flow Drainage Systems. The company seeks to add another sales consultant to support the continued growth of...
GIGSA 2015

GIGSA Bursary Applications Due November 1

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)—a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society—has a strong history of supporting educational endeavors. The chapter’s support comes in the way of...
Solmax Offers a Fix with Geomembrane Folds

Solmax Offers a Fix with Geomembrane Folds

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Geosynthetics are used for a host of reasons, but economy, construction efficiency, and long-term performance (often linked to project economy) are frequently influential in the design and material...
New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

Geosynthetics CQA Training and Certification Events – April 2019

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TRI Environmental will host four geosynthetics CQA training courses and two certification opportunities 7 - 12 April 2019 in Austin, Texas. The events are part of the next CQA Week. Construction...
EuroGeo 6

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Extended to November 30

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul. With multiple IGS events having important deadlines in near proximity and other...
GSI Webinars, Geosynthetics in Agriculture and Aquaculture

GSI Webinar: Wave Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes

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The Geosynthetic Institute will host a webinar on “Wave (or Wrinkle) Management for Proper Deployment of Geomembranes” on February 14 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST. GSI Webinars offer...
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