February 2021 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS:  * Australia Wide Lining * AWL * CSPE * David Williams * EPA * ExcelPlas * GCL * GNA * Geofabrics Australia * IGS * Layfield * PFAS * Tencate * Tensar * UTS

INDUSTRY NEWS

Layfield USA Completes the Two CSPE Lined Reservoirs with 550 Million Litres of Potable Water Capacity
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/Geosynthetics/Project-Profiles/Layfield-USA-completes-the-two-CSPE-reservoirs-with-146-million-gallons-of-drinking-water-capacity.aspx

EPA Releases New Interim Guidance on Interim Storage, Destroying and Disposing of Certain PFAS-Containing Materials (for Public Comment)
Comments must be received on or February 22, 2021.
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0527-0003
https://downloads.regulations.gov/EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0527-0003/content.pdf

Professor at UTS says Geotextiles Can Protect Buildings from Large Fault Ruptures
https://phys.org/news/2021-02-polymers-large-fault-ruptures.html

Tensar Unveils Next Generation of the Leading Geosynthetic Design Software
http://metroatlantaceo.com/news/2021/02/tensar-unveils-next-generation-leading-geosynthetic-design-software/

  • Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 features engaging Featured Sessions that you won’t want to miss:
  • Ethics for Professionals–The Process and What to Expect, David Williams Ph.D., PE
  • Being an Expert Witness–The Process and What to Expect, David Williams Ph.D., PE

https://geosyntheticsconference.com/

The Influence of Damage to the Geomembrane Layer on the Seepage Pattern and Discharge at the Homogeneous Embankment Dam
https://civense.ub.ac.id/index.php/civense/article/view/92

Impact of Bottom Ash Co-disposed with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) on Geotextile Clogging in Landfills
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721008111#!

Experimental Study on Interface Friction Between GCL and Geomembrane Under Different Hydration Conditions
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/13/e3sconf_arfee2021_03030.pdf

GEOTEXTILE DEWATERING

City of London Relies on Strength and Durability of Geotube® Containers for Award-Winning Ash Dewatering Solution
https://bishopwater.ca/city-of-london-relies-on-strength-and-durability-of-geotube-containers-for-award-winning-ash-dewatering-solution/

Ocean City Plans More Geo-tubes to Protect Beaches
https://ocnjdaily.com/ocean-city-plans-geotubes-protect-beaches/

Geofabrics Targets Tailings and Mine Waste With Geosynthetic Solutions
https://geofabrics.test.symphony3.com/mining-solutions/tailings-and-waste

Maldives-Based Company Using Geotextile Containers for Beach and Reef Restoration
https://reefscapers.com/projects/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Filtration and Drainage Performance of Geosynthetics in Changing Climate Conditions (Feb. 25, 2021)
Moderators: Eric Blond, Eric Blond Consultant and Pietro Rimoldi, Consultant, on behalf of the Technical Committee on Hydraulics of the IGS
https://geosyntheticsconference.com/filtration-and-drainage-performance-of-geosynthetics-in-changing-climate-conditions/

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Australia Wide Lining (AWL) Seeking Geomembrane/Geosynthetic Estimator
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51534417?type=standout

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