December 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * Enka Solutions * ExcelPlas * Eric Blond * Freudenberg * GCL * Geofabrics * Geotube™ * GNA * GSI * Hans Grandin * Huesker * Low & Bonar * Solmax * TenCate * Tensar * US Senate

INDUSTRY NEWS

Solmax’s New Leak Location Suite for Preventing Geomembrane Leaks (Breaking News)
https://www.mswmanagement.com/landfills/article/21165639/solmaxs-new-leak-location-suite

European Commission Grants Approval Acquisition Low & Bonar by Freudenberg
https://www.eagm.eu/post/european-commission-grants-approval-acquisition-low-bonar-by-freudenberg

Landfill Drainage Solutions and Case Study in Netherlands – Enka Solutions
https://enka-solutions.com/media/3481/enkadrain-zb-recapped-waste-disposal-avri-geldermalsen-nl_case-study.pdf

Dr. F.- Hans Grandin, CEO, HUESKER Group Speaking Today on Why Trade Matters! The Future of Transatlantic Economic Relations
https://www.amcham.de/events/event-detail?tx-ggevents-eventlist[action]-show&tx-ggevents-eventlist[controller]-Event&tx-ggevents-eventlist[event]-442&cHash-f4174f249562c2581232f05eb15bcd70

Alberto Simini of Huesker Italy, Talks About Sludge Lagoon Cover Systems Using Geosynthetics
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/green-event-ecomondo/

Leaked US Senate Documents Reveal Lobbying for Geosynthetics Industry
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/4f8b66c2-4cd2-47e1-8c38-ecb3709eec9b/print/
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/34c2fb14-5c49-4bdf-801d-c22474b5f5fb/print/
https://lda.senate.gov/filings/public/filing/e9484688-8645-4260-b41b-89f73a1b5d07/print/

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Geotextile Tube Wave Attenuator Installed to Protect Lido Beach in the South East of France
https://www.euronews.com/2020/12/07/how-the-lido-de-marseillan-in-sete-is-being-preserved-and-redeveloped

Fate and Transport of Particulate Matter in Geotextile Tube Dewatering of Dioxin and Furans Contaminated Sediments
https://dalspace.library.dal.ca/bitstream/handle/10222/80054/Alimohammadi-Masoumeh-PhD-CIVIL-November-2020.pdf?sequence=7&isAllowed=y

GEOGRIDS

Deformation and Stability Analysis of Embankment over Stone Column-Strengthened Soft Ground
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12205-020-0349-y

Stabilization vs. Reinforcement: What’s the Difference?
https://info.tensarcorp.com/stabilization-vs.-reinforcement-whats-the-difference

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Potentially Contamination and Health Risk to Shallow Groundwater Caused by Closed Industrial Solid Waste Landfills: Site Reclamation Evaluation Strategies
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652620354482?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Thermo-Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Exposed to Thermal Dehydration
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.17.00035?journalCode=jenge

RECORDED WEBINARS (FOR IMMEDIATE VIEWING)

IGS-ICE Webinar Shares Insight On Landslide Failure
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/webinar-yeager-airport-landslide/
https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/lesson-learnt-yeager-airport-slope-failure-webinar

UPCOMING WEBINARS

GSI to Host Webinar on Stability in Landfill Cover Soils (16 December 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/12/07/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-stability-in-landfill-cover-soils/

SUSTAINABILITY

IGS Launch Sustainability Committee
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-sustainability-committee/

Sustainability Woven Into the Fabric
https://www.geofabrics.co/news/sustainability-woven-into-the-fabric

CONSULTANT’S CORNER

Global Expert in Geosynthetics and Polymeric Construction Materials
https://www.ericblond.com/

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