February 2021 Vol. 5

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Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 

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


Layfield USA Completes the Two CSPE Lined Reservoirs with 550 Million Litres of Potable Water Capacity

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.

Professor at UTS says Geotextiles Can Protect Buildings from Large Fault Ruptures

Tensar Unveils Next Generation of the 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


The Influence of Damage to the Geomembrane Layer on the Seepage Pattern and Discharge at the Homogeneous Embankment Dam

Impact of Bottom Ash Co-disposed with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) on Geotextile Clogging in Landfills

Experimental Study on Interface Friction Between GCL and Geomembrane Under Different Hydration Conditions


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

Geofabrics Targets Tailings and Mine Waste With Geosynthetic Solutions

Maldives-Based Company Using Geotextile Containers for Beach and Reef Restoration


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


Australia Wide Lining (AWL) Seeking Geomembrane/Geosynthetic Estimator


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