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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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October Preview: GeoAmericas, Sustainability, Geosynthetics

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The month of October offers plenty of playoff baseball for Geosynthetica's editor to obsess over in his free time (while his wife rolls her eyes and his daughter uses...
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GSI Fellowships for 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) invests tens of thousands of dollars in engineering research, both in-house and with its GSI Fellowships program. The latter endeavor has supported Master’s and Doctoral...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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...
Runway Reinforcement for National Airport in Minsk, Belarus

Runway Reinforcement for National Airport in Minsk, Belarus

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August 19 is National Aviation Day in the United States. The day marks the impact and wonder of flight on the world. Here, we revisit a runway reinforcement story...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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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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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Quantifying Pavement Damage in Overload Corridors

During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, leading researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) provided a number of papers and presentations. One that drew considerable...
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Composite Materials Are Changing Conversations in Geosynthetics

Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey checks in with Lilma Schimmel, Head of Engineering for HUESKER North America. The company has a long history with geosynthetic composites. Market interest in enhancing...
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2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

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...
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How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

In 2019, Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and his Geosynthetic Institute colleagues published a white paper on the advantages of geosynthetics in construction from an embodied carbon perspective. They returned...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 15, 2020

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 15. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS On June 8, the California State Assembly...
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The American Revolutionary War, a Failed Slope, and Geogrids

On this day in history (June 11), in 1776, the Second Continental Congress formed the Committee of Five, which was charged with drafting the Declaration of Independence. The team...
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