Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications
By 2040 it is estimated that two billion people (25% of the world’s population) in 60 countries will have inadequate fresh water. Geosynthetics offer many beneficial solutions.

Live and on-demand education for engineers has really taken off. The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) ran a successful webinar series in 2014. The online site has been delivering geosynthetics-related on-demand presentations from international experts. And the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) hosts monthly webinars. On November 12, Dr. Robert Koerner will continue the series with a live webinar on Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Structures.
Time: 11:30 – 13:00 (EST)
The course description establishes increasing global water strain as the context, with the webinar stressing the options that geosynthetics provide for conserving water and making water-related infrastructure more efficient in the near and long term.
Koerner writes, “Participants will learn about waterproofing of existing and new dams as well as parallel applications with canals, reservoir liners, reservoir covers, tunnels and pipelines. The current status of these myriad applications will be presented from the perspectives of market penetration, obstacles to use, incentives and level of acceptance.”
GSI structures technically detailed but broadly applicable webinars, in line with the range of professionals and stakeholders involved in the webinar topic’s sector. Owners, regulators, engineers, testing labs, manufacturers, installers, contractors, researchers, and academics are all relevant for the audience.

  • GSI Members: USD $200
  • Non-Members: USD $250