May 2019 Vol. 12

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Solmax appoints Eric Blond as Global Technical Services Director (Congratulations Eric)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/gepvZksn6c24TpG

Huesker Patent Geotextile Sediment Cap With Active Media (New Patent)
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2019/0134605.html

TenCate Publish ‘Geosynthetics Quick Reference Guide’ (New)
https://www.tencategeo.us/media/fef6a027-dc97-4ee5-a639-6f1e40d3f439/eIZq3w/TenCate%20Geosynthetics/Documents%20AMER/Brochures/BRO_PDG0317.pdf

Largest Geosynthetics Conference in Europe! –  7th EuroGeo Conference will be held in Warsaw on the 6th-9th September 2020
Contact: Dr Jacek Kawalec EuroGeo7 Chairman
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/join-us-at-eurogeo7/

Carpi to The Rescue for Replacement of a Teared Liner at the Brégnier Cordon Dam in France with their CarpiTech External Water Stop Supported Geomembrane
https://www.linkedin.com/company/carpi-tech/

CaseStudy Geotube Coal Fines Sludge NSW
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/rQKu0Na7ffUkYuk

Bridging of Sinkholes with High Tensile Strength Fortrac™ Geogrids (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heFTeyzf71M

How to Install Tensar TriAx Geogrid
https://info.tensarcorp.com/how-to-install-tensar-triax-geogrid

Concrete Canvas Exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2019 Exhibition (18-20 June 2019)
https://www.floodandcoast.com/exhibit-and-sponsor/2019-exhibitor-list/

Vale Downplays Risk of Tailings Dam Break at Gongo Soco Mine
http://www.mining.com/vale-downplays-risk-of-dam-break-at-gongo-soco-mine/

Brazil Braces for Another Tailings Dam Collapse
https://phys.org/news/2019-05-brazil-braces-tailings-collapse.html

Inmarsat to Assist with Tailings Dam Monitoring Solutions
Brazil’s Minas Gerais state government has teamed with UK satellite communications company Inmarsat to explore the possibility of using the latter’s Internet of Things (IoT)-linked “smart tailings dam monitoring solution” to monitor dam integrity.  The system has connected sensors gathered data, such as piezometric pressure, pond elevation, local weather conditions and inclinometer readings, which was then aggregated and transferred via its global L-band network to a cloud-based dashboard.
https://www.mining-journal.com/sustainability/news/1364110/inmarsat-to-assist-minas-gerais-with-tailings-dam-monitoring-solutions

Reclamation to Host Public Meetings to Discuss Geomembrane Plans for El Vado Dam and Spillway Repairs
https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66203

Earthlok™ Concrete Filled Geosynthetic Revetment Mattress for Wave Action (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVJM3HnLNXw

FREE Advancing Geotechnical Seminar for Geosynthetic Engineers for GNA Subscribers
2 August 2019  Rydges Sydney Central Hotel, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010,  Time: 9:20am (9:00am arrival) – 4:30pm
https://image.info.bentley.com/lib/fe9713707565027a76/m/9/Agenda_Geomechanics+Seminar+ANZ.pdf

Australian Chapter IGS Geosynthetic Presentation Video Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxTDIoJ-k3ZSVrt3neU_Ckg/

Geraldton Mayor Happy with Geotextile Erosion Measures
https://thewest.com.au/news/midwest-times/geraldton-mayor-happy-with-erosion-measures-ng-b881202764z


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