WEBINAR: Pond Liner System Design and Operation

Though pond lining applications are common, the proper design and operation of a pond liner system requires great care. A large number of facilities in need of liquid containment are sensitive sites at which pond leakage could result in heavy repair costs, operational shutdowns, and environmental damage.
The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has organized a webinar on this critical topic with one of the field’s top experts in the arena, Richard Thiel, P.E.
DATE: January 30, 2018
TIME: 1:00 – 2:30 pm (includes Q&A time)
COST: $20 IGS North America Members*; $80 Non-Members
Worth 1 PDH
* NOTE: IGS North America members get one coupon per year for a free webinar when they pay their dues. Membership is USD $75.

WEBINAR: Pond Liner System Design and Operation
Photo courtesy of Richard Thiel


The engineering information in the session provides guidance and key considerations for those who work with potable water reservoirs, stormwater detention ponds, mining spoil containment sites, irrigation water storage, wastewater lagoons, food and industrial processing facility wastewater treatment ponds, hydrofracking containment ponds, pumped storage reservoirs, and other pond liner applications.
Major topics include:

  • Geotechnical issues for pond design
  • Liner Configuration and Leakage Management
  • Liner Uplift Considerations
  • Durability and Aging of Exposed Geomembrane
  • Slope Deformation Due to Wave Action
  • Pond Operations

The education is relevant to a large number of stakeholders, such as owners and operators of liquid containment facilities; contractors involved in lined pond construction and maintenance; and civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, water engineers, stormwater engineers, wastewater engineers, agricultural engineers, gas and oil extraction engineers; and mining engineers that design containment facilities.
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WEBINAR: Pond Liner System Design and Operation
Photos courtesy of Richard Thiel


Richard Thiel, P.E., has more than 30 years of experience and specialization in containment design applications for geotechnical projects, waste containment, secondary containment of fuel, and leach mining applications. His work has involved extensive interaction with feasibility evaluations, design, permitting, design peer review, economic evaluations, failure analyses, and construction of waste facilities and surface impoundments. He is an expert in the design of liner systems with soils and geosynthetics, leachate management systems including pipelines and pump stations, geotechnical site reconnaissance and resource inves­tigation programs, construction quality assurance (CQA), and assistance in developing state solid waste regulations. Learn more about his work on his company’s website.