Hydraulic Workshop on Geosynthetics Hydraulic Engineering Workshop on GeosyntheticsGeosynthetics & Coast 2015, the Third International Workshop on Geosynthetics and Modern Materials in Coastal Protection and Related Applications, will be held in Mérida, Yucatán, México, 2 – 4 December 2015. The workshop is being organized by Anahuac Mayab University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
Markus Wilke will present on bank stabilization of a pit lake application in Germany involving HUESKER SoilTain®. Wilke is Business Area Manager Hydraulic Engineering for the company.
SoilTain® geosynthetic tubes provide coastal and bank protection. When filled with sand, they protect coastlines, river banks, and related waterfront zones  against erosion by waves and currents. The tubes can be incorporated as part of a larger scheme or can act alone as independent structural elements.
In most cases, the textile containers are filled hydraulically with a sand/water slurry, utilizing local resources. They can also be filled by a combined mechanical/hydraulic method.
This is one of many growing geosynthetic solutions being used in coastal engineering projects around the world. Geosynthetics & Coasts 2015 will provide an essential update on the latest designs, technologies, and project reviews that will influence near-term developments.
HUESKER is the event’s premier sponsor this year. The workshop is being held outside of India for the first time.
In addition to the technical program, the workshop will offer two technical tour stops:

  • Progreso Port and Remote Terminal
  • Yucatán State Beach Recovery Master Plan

Supported by the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), this series of biennial meetings aims at providing a platform for experts and other stakeholders to exchange cutting-edge knowledge on the use of geosynthetics and related materials to protect shorelines, coastal infrastructure and natural systems, as well as to carry out engineering projects under the challenging conditions posed by coastal environments.
The workshop aims at disseminating knowledge on research and applications of geosynthetics in projects carried out in Mexico, India and other countries and analyzing the experiences and how these innovative materials are helping to face the current challenges in the field of coastal and civil engineering. In order to achieve these aims, the presence of worldwide experts, scientists and engineers, in the field of geosynthetics is of the utmost importance.
Learn more at the event website.