Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2023
Austin, Texas will host GeoU 2023. The latest edition features a Central Texas Infrastructure Summit and a sustainability theme.

The biennial, 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas focuses on geosynthetics in civil infrastructure. The event co-locates short courses on landfill design, landfill CQA, and civil infrastructure (roadway design, walls and slopes, erosion and sediment control, drainage).

Registration for GeoU 2023 is open.

GeoU 2023


This year’s GeoU includes two lead technical partners: TRI Envionmental and GeoSolutions Inc. TRI will offer its long-running, highly regarded Geosynthetics CQA Course, which provides ideal preparation for the Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification exams (GCI-ICP), which will be offered on the morning of November 10. GeoSolutions is one of the fastest growing providers of diverse engineering expertise in applications involving geosynthetics.


  • Central Texas Infrastructure Summit
    November 7 (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
    Panel discussion with sustainability and infrastructure leaders on engineering issues affecting Central Texas and communities around the country. This lively session will be followed by a reception.
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Reception
    November 7 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
    Connecting all Central Texas Infrastructure Summit attendees and arriving GeoU 2023 Short Course Attendees
  • COURSE 1 – QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems
    Instructors: Mark Sieracke, P.E.; Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E., and Sam Allen
    November 8 – 9
    Optional certification exam (GCI-ICP) on the morning of November 10. The exams require an additional fee paid to the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI). 
  • COURSE 2 – An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design and Construction of Containment Liner Systems
    Instructor: Richard Thiel, P.E.
    November 8 – 9
  • COURSE 3 – Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Development: Best-Practice Construction
    Instructors: Multiple–See registration site daily session schedule
    November 8 – 9
  • SPECIAL HALF-DAY COURSE: Marketing in the Geosynthetics Field
    Instructors: Sam Allen and Tamara Tuttle
    November 10 (Half day, morning)

Learn more on the GeoU 2023 registration site