October 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * CARPI TECH * Catfish Mini-Dredgers * ExcelPlas * Geotube™ * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Maccaferri * Microplastics * Monash Uni * PFAS  * Tensar * Queens Uni

INDUSTRY NEWS

UPCOMING GEOAMERICAS 2020 ONLINE (LESS THAN 1 MONTH TO GO REGISTER NOW)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

Carpi Tech Granted US Patent for New Method and Device for Laying Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787782.pdf

Moody’s Withdraws Maccaferri’s Credit Rating
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/bonds/officine-maccaferri-s-p-a-moody-s-withdraws-officine-maccaferri-s-ratings-due-to-insufficient-information-1029620451

IGS Prepares For Kyoto Launch
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-prepares-for-kyoto-launch/

Submit Your Product Listings for the 2021 Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide by Nov. 9
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/28/submit-your-product-listings-for-the-2021-geosynthetics-specifiers-guide-by-nov-9/

PhD Position in PFAS Transport Through Lining Systems
https://facultyvacancies.com/phd-position-in-contemporary-and-emerging-environmental-issues,i11579.html

PhD Position in Fate of Microplastics in Landfill Leachates
https://facultyvacancies.com/phd-position-in-contemporary-and-emerging-environmental-issues,i11579.html

Doctoral Civil Engineering Student Earns Internationally Renowned Fellowship in Geosynthetics
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/education/2020/09/24/la-tech-doctoral-civil-engineering-student-earns-internationally-renowned-fellowship/3523447001/

LANDFILLS

Finite-Element Modelling of Landfills to Estimate Heat Generation, Transport, and Accumulation
In North America, temperatures nearing 100°C have been reported in several municipal solid waste landfills
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002403

Application of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring Elevated Internal Temperatures of Landfills
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/19/6801/pdf

Coupled Biochemical and Thermal Behaviour of Municipal Solid Waste in Landfills
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X20303992

2015 Shenzhen Catastrophic Landslide in a Construction Waste Dump: Analyses of Undrained Strength and Slope Stability
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-020-01083-8

GEOMEMBRANES

Failure Analysis of Homogeneous Earthen Dam with a Geomembrane Liner
http://www.igs.org.in:8080/portal/igc-proceedings/igc-2019-surat-proceedings/TH6/TH6-20.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Soil Subgrade Stabilization Using Non-woven Polypropylene Geotextile
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-5195-6_39

Desludging of Biosolids Ponds Made Easy with Automatic Remote-Controlled Dredgers and Passive Geotube Dewatering
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/vqWEHQegOBbarVO​

Coastal Erosion Stopped by Using Geotextile Bags Filled with Solid Sediment
https://www.betterworldsolutions.eu/coastal-erosion-stopped-by-using-geotextile-bags-filled-with-solid-sediment/

GEOGRIDS

Geogrid Reinforced Rockfall Protection Dam (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4r7kAepPcE

Review on Geosynthetic Inclusions for the Enhancement of Ballasted Rail Tracks
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-7222-7_38

Using Triaxial Tests to Determine the Shearing Strength of Geogrid-Reinforced Sand
https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/sgem/ahead-of-print/article-10.2478-sgem-2020-0005/article-10.2478-sgem-2020-0005.xml?rskey=igofye&result=5

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar: Surficial Slope Stability with Engineered Earth Armouring System- Part 1 (28th October)
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/october-webinar-surficial-slope-stability-with-engineered-earth-armoring-system-part-1/

Webinar: Cost Effective Solutions to Shallow Embankments over Soft Soils – Thursday 5th November
http://info.tensar.co.uk/soft-soils

Webinar: Geosynthetic Innovations for Mining Infrastructure & Safety (14 October, 2020)
https://magazine.cim.org/en/voices/the-titan-environmental-containment-webinar-en/

Webinar – Geosynthetics 101 by Adam Cavanaugh (15 October 2020)
https://www.aset.ab.ca/ASET-Events

ENVIRONMENT

Contractors to Cut CO2 by Half by Using Geosynthetics
http://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/news/95/hs2-tells-contractors-to-cut-co2-by-half.html

JOBS

Jaylon Seeking Geomembrane Welding Technicians for QLD
https://moretonbayjobs.com.au/job/jaylon-pacific-pty-ltd-casual-full-time-geomembrane-technicians-trainee-technicians/


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• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
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GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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September 2020 Vol. 6

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NEWSMAKERS: * Cipageo * EPA  * ExcelPlas * GEOAMERICAS 2020 * GNA * GSI * Leister * Renolit * Strata  * TenCate * Tensar

INDUSTRY NEWS

Renolit Introduce PVC-P Geomembrane with High UV stability Designed for Hydraulics Works as Lagoons, Dams and Canals (RENOLIT ALKORPLAN 35054 ASQUAL)
https://www.renolit.com/en/industries/home-building/exterior/civil-engineering/products/renolit-alkorplan-35054

Cipageo Introduces Cipageo® BIO a PVC geomembrane Specifically Intended for Use in the Domes of Biodigesters
https://www.cipageo.com.br/en/cipageo-bio/

Leister Technologies LLC Offers Free Geosynthetics Welding Webinar (7th October 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/24/leister-technologies-llc-offers-free-geosynthetics-welding-webinar/

LECTURES

Free Access To Giroud Lectures  29 September 2020 by IGS
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/page/ice-news/117-giroud-lectures

UPCOMING GEOAMERICAS 2020 ONLINE (PREVIEW ALL PAPERS)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

Video on Improved QA/QC of Double Lined Ponds for Processed Water Containment using Conductive Multi-liner Drainage Geocomposites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbcPbwPXHRo

GEOMEMBRANES

Contaminant Diffusion through a Novel Coextruded Vapor Barrier Geomembrane
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0002379

EPA Introduces Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) Model
A quasi-two-dimensional hydrologic model of water movement across, into, through and out of landfills
https://www.epa.gov/land-research/hydrologic-evaluation-landfill-performance-help-model

Study of an Exhumed HDPE Geomembrane Used in an Industrial Water Pond (Physical and Thermoanalytical Testing)
https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/bitstream/10216/129034/2/415780.pdf

GCLs

Webinar Q & A Transcript Part 1: Designing Composite Liners on Slopes : GCL
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/webinar-q-a-transcript-part-1-designing-composite-liners-on-slopes-gcl/

Suction and Crack Propagation in GCLs Subjected to Drying and Wetting in CaCl2-Solutions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300777

GEOGRIDS

Webinar: Cost Effective Solutions to Shallow Embankments over Soft Soils – Thursday 5th November
http://info.tensar.co.uk/soft-soils

Interface Shear Stress Properties of Geogrids with Mixtures of Fly Ash and Granulated Rubber
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003496

Video StrataGrid Biaxial (SGB) – A High Performance Pavement Reinforcement Geogrid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTjbJOtoMc

GEOTUBES

Ocean City Wants to Fortify Beaches With Geotubes
https://ocnjdaily.com/ocean-city-wants-fortify-beaches-geotubes/

Geosynthetic Containers are the Flooding Solution for Low Lying Islands and Coastline (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpyBhzPMTJU


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• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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September 2020 Vol. 5

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NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Barry Christopher * ExcelPlas * FGI * GNA * GSI * GeoAmericas 2020 * Levee Lock * Sioen * TenCate * Tensar

BREAKING NEWS

GNA Announced as Strategic Partner of GeoAmericas 2020 Online
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/

NEW PRODUCTS

AGRU Develops New High Temperature PP Liner (PP-HTR) (Breaking News)
https://www.agru.at/en/applications/lining-systems/innovative-geomembrane-for-hot-water-tanks/

New Sioen Geomembrane E15 Saves the Planet 
Sioen Puts Itself on the Map in the Field of Geomembranes
https://sioen.com/en/news/new-geotextile-e15-save-the-planet

Levee Lock – A Breakthrough in Geosynthetic Barriers
https://sbdc.siu.edu/sbdc-success-stories/Levee-Lock.php
https://www.leveelock.com/how-it-works

Levee Lock Awarded New US Patent for Geomembrane-Lined Wall
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200277749.pdf

A Hidden Gem in Geotextiles – Sioen
https://www.andritz.com/resource/blob/304772/aa429dea2a351e9ca4864b073e1e4761/spectrum39-fontana-data.pdf

UPCOMING GEOAMERICAS 2020 ONLINE

Lessons Learned: An Adventure in 4 Decades of Geosynthetics Engineering
By BARRY CHRISTOPHER (Independent Consultant, USA)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

Geosynthetics in Mining (Keynote Lecture)
By DENYS PARRA  (Anddes Consultores, Peru)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

Lessons Learned from Physical Modeling of Geosynthetic Systems
By RICHARD BRACHMAN (Queen’s University, Canada)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

LANDFILL ENGINEERING

Stability of Extended Earth Berm for High Landfill
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/18/6281/pdf

Investigation and Modeling of Odour Release from Geomembrane Holes in daily Cover in a Landfill
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-020-10793-1

Effects of Landfill Soil Gases on the Events of Subsurface Landfill Fires or Elevated Temperature
Subsurface combustion in landfills can cause severe damage to the leachate collection and liner system
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/18/6401/pdf

FREE PRESENTATIONS

Bryan Gee of Tensar – Introduction to Geosynthetics – Functions and Applications
https://info.tensarcorp.com/professional-education?wchannelid=vym42qa19g&wvideoid=r9918rd0o2

GSI to Host Webinar on Lifetime Predictions of Geosynthetics (OCTOBER 7, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/17/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-lifetime-predictions-of-geosynthetics/

GEOTEXTILES

Spunbonded Needle-punched Nonwoven Geotextiles for Filtration and Drainage Applications: Manufacturing and Structural Design
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452213920302096

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

TenCate Geotube® Coastal Protection Case Study in Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R5sSr9Zkic

GEOGRIDS

Bearing Capacity of Shallow Footings Reinforced with Braid and Geogrid Adjacent to Soil Slope
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-020-00226-x

Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Strip Footing Resting on Soil Bed Strengthened by Wraparound Geosynthetic Reinforcement Technique
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300741

Numerical Modelling of Unreinforced and Geosynthetic-Reinforced Sandy Soil Cover over Large-Diameter HDPE and PVC Pipes
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10706-020-01548-3

Geosynthetics as a Strengthening Material for Brick Masonry Walls
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785320360624

Evaluating the Efficiency of a Composite Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Container Yard Pavements via Laboratory Plate Load Test
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10298436.2020.1817449?journalCode=gpav20

Study on the Influence of Recycled Material on the Tensile Strength of HDPE Products
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/916/1/012119/pdf

An Investigation of the Effects of Specimen Gripping Systems on Shear Stress at the Geosynthetic–Geosynthetic Interface
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-6086-6_33

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• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
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September 2020 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * ATC Williams * Atlantis Tubes * CSU * ExcelPlas * FGI * GSI * Geosynthec Consultants * Layfield * Marc Amtsberg * TenCate * Tensar * TSF

LANDFILL LINERS

Stability Failures of Lined Landfills (Special Feature)
Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills: Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/yD8Wd9VlQUYpDxH#pdfviewer​

Seismic Response of Bentonite Enhanced Soils to be Used as Fabricated Liner in Engineered Landfills
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-51350-4_34

Tensile Behaviour of HDPE Including the Effects of Processing Technique, Thickness, Temperature, and Strain Rate
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/12/9/1857/pdf

GCLs

Shear Strength and Failure Mechanism of Needle-Punched Geosynthetic Clay Liner
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300820

Effect of Organic Matter on Index Swell Properties of a Conventional and Bentonite–Polymer GCL
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-51350-4_36

Operational and Construction Impacts on GCL Performance in TSFs
https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/89/71/13ANZ_139.pdf

Impact on Bentonite Due to the Presence of Various Concentrations of Lead and Copper Solutions
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-51350-4_33

CSU: Proposed Laboratory Investigation into Electroosmotic Dewatering of Mine Tailings
https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/212026

GEOGRIDS

Effect of Geogrid on Deformation Response and Resilient Modulus of Railroad Ballast Under Cyclic Loading
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820326957

Geogrid Performance and Design by Tensar
http://info.tensar.co.uk/blog/geogrid-performance-and-design-0

GEOTUBE

Atlantis Tubes Used to Construct Long Dam in the Netherlands
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/od0hAo9E9hZi0pY​

Geotextile Dewatering Bags for Desludging Wastewater Ponds Made Simple
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/09zG7gi7tMHoXHC/download


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• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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September 2020 Vol. 3

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NEWSMAKERS: * After-Texel * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * FGI * GSI * GCCM * Layfield * Microplastics * Solmax * Tensar * Queens Uni

Solmax New “F3″ Foldable and Factory Fabricatable Geomembranes
https://www.solmax.com/uploads/tech-paper-document-en-files/f3-series-brochure.pdf

GCLS

Effect of Specimen Preparation on the Swell Index of Bentonite-Polymer GCLs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300753

Shear Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) Interfacing with Manufactured Sand
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-51350-4_32

GEOGRIDS

Evaluation of Layer Coefficient Ratios for Geogrid-Reinforced Bases of Flexible Pavements
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2020.1812424?journalCode=trmp20

Geogrid Reinforcement Optimal Location Under Different Tire Contact Stress Assumptions
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42947-020-0145-6

Effectiveness of Geogrids in Roadway Construction by Large-Scale Laboratory Tests 
https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9266&context=etd

UPCOMING LECTURES

Effect of Contact Variability on Interface Transmissivity and Implications for Mine Waste Covers and Ponds  (16 September 2020)
By Farah Barakat, Queen’s University
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id-2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Innovative Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Geotextile Geocells  (16 September 2020)
By Stephan Fourmont (Afitex-Texel)
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Multi-axial Geogrid Stabilized Working Platform for Crane Operation  (16 September 2020)
By Dr. Lois Schwarz (Tensar International Corp)
https://venuewest.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/geocalgary-2020/program/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id-2e35512d-8604-4fc6-a602-5dacc71c308a

Improved QA/QC of Double-lined Ponds for Processed Water Containment Using Conductive Multi-linear Drainage Geocomposites (22 September 2020)
https://acigs.cmail20.com/t/i-l-xukktjl-jduiujiikj-j/

JOBS

Fabtech seeking HDPE Geomembrane Welding Technicians
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50527553?type=standard

ENVIRONMENT

Conversion and Removal Strategies for Microplastics in Wastewater Treatment Plants and Landfills
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894720328436

UPCOMING WEBINARS

CONCRETE CANVAS® 101—EXPLORING THE 5W’S (September 15, 2020)
https://webinar.titanenviro.com/concrete-canvas-101

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar  (September 16, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/12/geomembranes-in-hydraulic-applications/

Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (September 17, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4893243864489565451

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining  (September 23, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetic-applications-used-in-heap-leach-mining/

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard™, GeoFlex™, and VaporFlex™ Premium by Rohit Sati  (September 23, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dp64dQWfR2KKALrX34j1Ag

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (October 7, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_woFUeoChSfO4rOpB1Lk-kg

GSI to Host Webinar on Landfill Covers (October 7, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/02/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-landfill-covers/

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (October 23, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

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