Eagle Creek Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Photo by Christian Roberts-Olsen via Shutterstock standard license.

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 right now outside of the devastating wildfires in Oregon and California. [NY Times]

A trans-Atlantic green deal could reinvigorate the US-EU partnership, according to Paul Hackenos. [Energy Transition]

In New Zealand, the Labour Party is moving up the 100% renewable energy target to 2030. That’s five years sooner than previously planned. [NewsHub]

GEOSYNTHETICS

Chapter Focus: France [International Geosynthetics Society]

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds [Geosynthetica]

Online learning opportunities in geosynthetics [Geosynthetica]

INTERESTING READS

10 Phobias That Make Engineering Careers More Difficult [Geosynthetica]

The possibility of life on Venus (!!) [WIRED]

Geosynthetica’s editor is a big fan of tennis, and he’s feeling a little cocky for correcting picky this years singles champions, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem. Indulge the editor, please, with Jon Wertheim’s 50 Parting Thoughts from the US Open. [SI]

MINING

The CEO of international mining giant Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, resigned late last week under public scrutiny after it was revealed the company destroyed a 46,000-year-old sacred Indigenous site in Australia during an iron ore mine’s expansion. [CNN]

We publish a lot about dewatering on Geosynthetica. In “Dewater, Derisk, Deliver“, Carly Leonida views dewatering from the mining designer’s viewpoint, include hydrogeology and slope stability. [E&MJ]

TECHNOLOGY

A major change is coming to Zoom to increase security [Inc.]

Bentley is making headlines with its new cloud system for geotechnical data [ARC]

WORK LIFE

4 Strengths of Family-Friendly Work Cultures [HBR]

The safest ways to log into your computer [WIRED]

Seriously: Is software now everyone’s job? [ZD Net]


This is the September 14, 2020 GeoWire from Geosynthetica. GeoWire is published on Mondays with thought-leading links to help infrastructure professionals work smarter. News and ideas to share? Contact us.

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