12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.
The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global event for the International Geosynthetics Society, 12 ICG will continue the series tradition of excellence. It was last held in Seoul, South Korea in 2018 with extraordinary international participation. The Call...

EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2021

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Old town in Warsaw. Photo by fotorince via Shutterstock.
The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, will move on the calendar to 19 - 22 September 2021. "The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference," the organizers write in a 29 January 2021...

ACIGS Webinar: Ethics in Geosynthetics, January 28

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Boyd Ramsey Opens Engineering Consultancy
The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) has quickly become one of the most active chapters in the world. One of its key outreach initiatives has been a series of webinars that are open to the engineering community. On January 28 (3:00 pm AEST), the series continues with a focus on ethics. Many engineering licensing bodies require regular...

Hydraulic Barriers Video: GCL Fundamentals

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Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax
Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Still, they are not necessarily well understood by the larger geotechnical design community. They require knowledge not only of geosynthetics but of sodium bentonite types, behavior, and suitability in certain applications. Dr. Craig Benson, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University...

IGS Conferences – Opportunities in 2021 and 2022

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Globe graphic, white background with blue continents overlain (and spread out widely to fit a half globe)
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and its 40+ chapters organize and support numerous conferences around the world, including quadrennial regional conferences and the quadrennial International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG). Last year saw only one of the three expected regional IGS conferences (GeoAmericas 2020) able to be held, due to Covid’s disruption. That event was held virtually. This year, engineers, regulators,...

NAUE News Celebrates Its 50th Publication

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NAUE News 50 Project Photo from Serbian Landfill Modernization
There’s an old saying in media that “content is king.” Our friends at NAUE Group are certainly celebrating a regal milestone in the field, as they published Issue #50 of NAUE News in December. The publication series, established in January 1998, has never been an exclusively corporate newsletter. The company has steadily delivered relevant project stories, standards updates, market...

Geosynthetica’s Most-Read Stories of 2020

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Top 10 Articles on Geosynthetica 2020
Each year we look back at the most-read stories on Geosynthetica. One of the fascinating things about this year’s list is how our readers were doing the same: looking back. More than half of the Top 10 articles are from previous years. The 2018 volume of stories performed particularly well. It’s a testament to the enduring relevancy of the geosynthetic...

Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations

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Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations
Editor’s Introduction: This coal seam gas article was first published 20 July 2016 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Fred Gassner, being awarded Honorary Membership with the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS). Gassner helped found the ACIGS 20 years ago. Brine Ponds for Coal Seam Gas Operations By Fred Gassner – In the past...

Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics

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Mining Engineering with Geomembranes
Editor's Introduction: This floating covers article was first published 24 September 2013 on Geosynthetica. We re-release it here in honor of the author, Mike Sadlier, being awarded Honorary Membership with the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS). Sadlier helped found the ACIGS 20 years ago. Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics By Mike Sadlier - Using a hypothetical example...

Solmax Unveils Leak Location Suite

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Aerial image of pond array being lined, from Solmax Leak Location Suite video.
International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, including with conductive lining systems that can enhance site quality assurance. The company is now expanding options for the marketplace with these systems. This week, it unveiled its Leak Location Suite (LLS). The system aims to build repeatable liner testing and remediation into containment design. See end of story...