IECA Field Tours at Environmental Connection 2017

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One will offer a number of field tours at Environmental Connection 2017, the annual conference and exhibition from the association. Learn-in-the-field opportunities include: Research Showcase at the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Facility (Pre-conference Session) – Learn proper design/installation techniques on various eros... »

IECA Offers Holiday Discount on Conference Registration

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is offering a special $100 discount on registration towards Environmental Connection 2017. The holiday discount is available through January 6. The conference will be held 21 – 24 February 2017 in Atlanta. Environmental Connection is a long-running, well-known show. The 2017 edition will feature a strong program of keynote speakers, technical ed... »

Environmental Connection 2017 Offers Much to Look Forward to

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The annual Environmental Connection conference and exhibition from the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) is a long-running, well-known show, but it’s history isn’t stopping evolution. With Environmental Connection 2017, the organizers have modified the format, as well as have formed a strong program of keynote speakers, technical education, networking opportunities, and c... »

Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas

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In its latest financial results, Concrete Canvas Ltd has revealed another record year of growth for the South Wales-based manufacturer. Its international presence for its primary “concrete on a roll” geosynthetic product has grown significantly. Material has been supplied to more than 50 countries in the past year, including throughout Latin America and in high-profile projects (e.g., LNG facility... »

Jim Cantore, Craig Zeller to Deliver Environmental Connection 2017 Keynotes

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 The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has officially announced its keynote speakers for Environmental Connection 2017.  Renowned meteorologist Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel will deliver opening  remarks. The conference will also feature Craig Zeller, PE, Senior Regional Project Manager with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Zeller has the honor of deliverin... »

TenCate’s Water and Environment Website Uses Client-Led Redesign

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By Elizabeth Peggs – TenCate Geosynthetics has been working to up their digital media presence and strategy, and the effort is yielding great results. The company has just launched a revised water and environment website zone. The redesigned segment of their primary www.geotube.com portal is dedicated to geotextile tube technology and solutions. Christopher Timpson, who serves as a Technical Servi... »

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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By Ian D. Peggs, P.E. – In 2014, shortly after being placed in service, one of two geomembrane-lined and covered anaerobic digesters generated extensive whales—“bubbles” in the lining system. Attempts to remove the apparent gas from under the cover were made unsuccessfully until it was realized that the cover was being uplifted by gas under the liner. Within two or three days, there were whales se... »

Jerry L Hatfiled Wins IECA 2017 Technical Paper Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of the 2017 Most Distinguished Technical Paper award: Dr. Jerry L Hatfield. Hatfield is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His paper, “Enhancing Soil Begins with Soil Biology and a Stable Soil Microclimate,” will be presented at Environmental Connection 2017, 21 – 24 F... »

A Chemically Resistant Geomembrane on a GCCM

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When EuroGeo 2016 opens in Ljubljana, Slovenia this month, Concrete Canvas® will showcase its new barrier material: CC Hydro™. The product features a chemically resistant geomembrane backing. EuroGeo 2016 is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Concrete Canvas® is a Silver Sponsor of the September 25 – 28 event. Nick Kastoumis will present a paper on this new class of containment material... »

Additive Packages, Resins, and Geomembrane Performance

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How do additive packages, resins, HPOIT and OIT testing, and other components and quality control measures to geomembranes affect material durability and performance? Solmax engineer Mathieu Cornellier led a webinar on these topics earlier this month. The company has posted the presentation on its YouTube Channel. Cornellier focuses on polyethylene (PE) geomembranes, including high-density (HDPE) ... »

IGS India Ready for GeoAsia 6 in New Delhi

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Nearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. The theme for GeoAsia 6 is “Geosynthetics for Infrastructure Development.” Roads, hydraulic structures, reinforcement, ground improvement, and geosynthetics test... »

Cartagena 2016: Changing Infrastructure, Changing Soils

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Changing infrastructure changes soils, and our responses to the geotechnical challenges of our soils—the solutions we choose—determine the sustainability and long-term economics and successful performance of our infrastructure. This is a central point to Cartagena 2016. This 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (VIII CICES – Cartagena 2016) will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 an... »

East Coast Erosion Control Looks West in New Partnership

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Erosion and sediment control materials manufacturer East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) is partnering with Valley Erosion Supply. The new venture gives the privately held, Pennsylvania-based company a manufacturing and distribution site in Montana for even more efficient service to markets in the Midwest and Western United States. “We are thrilled to partner wit... »

IAGI / GIGSA Lecture on Geomembrane Installations

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) will present a lecture on July 22. The topic: “Ensuring competent geomembrane installations and how the IAGI adds value to clients, consultants, and installers.” John Heap will lead the presentation. Heap brings experience from nearly 40 years of geomembrane inst... »

Jim Tanner Takes the Reins at Profile

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Jim Tanner is no stranger to the inner workings and business development success of Profile Products LLC. He has spent 18 years at the company, being part of its exceptional growth in providing in soil, water, and vegetation management solutions.  The company has announced that Jim Tanner has been named President. In his new role, he will also continue to serve at the company’s Chief Operating Off... »

Celebrating 10 Years and Looking More Like a Titan Each Day

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As Titan Environmental Containment celebrates its 10th anniversary, Geosynthetica’s editor caught up with Brett Burkard, co-founder and CEO. The interview and story are part of an ongoing project from Geosynthetica to profile geosynthetics industry companies, technologies, and historical developments. – Chris Kelsey, Editor ** Brett Burkard, founder and part owner of Titan Environmenta... »

Raven Launches 2-Step Oxygen Barrier for Ag Market

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The new 2-step oxygen barrier from Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has been inspired, in part, from the company’s extensive work in gas barrier geosynthetics. It represents another multi-layer polymeric innovation from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based company. The new material (SealFresh™) is designed for the agricultural market and will serve primarily for silage cover operat... »

GRI-GM30 Delivers a Woven-Coated Geomembrane Spec

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On May 24, Interwrap’s Jimmie Eloff was discussing a canal lining option with an engineer in Idaho. The next morning, Eloff contacted the engineer with a woven-coated geomembrane specification from the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI). The engineer told him he’d looked for that very type of standard specification from GRI but had been unable to find one. GRI had just officially approved... »

UNESCO and IECA Forge a Cooperative Agreement

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One Board of Directors have announced a cooperative agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The agreement has been approved with UNESCO Bureau of Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean through its International Hydrological Program (UNESCO IHP-LAC). “We are thrilled to work toget... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Program

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns to Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. The Waterproof Membranes 2016 program has been released. This edition is the conference’s 10th. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) The conference includes a mix of geotechnical/civil and architectural topics, such as membrane durability, water conservation, manufacturing innovations, market sta... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »

Canal Liner Webinar – June 7

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On June 7, HUESKER will offer a free canal liner webinar focused on the company’s unique Canal3® barrier. The session, led by veteran engineering Roy McClinton, will focus on water conveyance, containment, and conservation performance. Date: June 7 (2:00 pm EDT) Length: 20 minutes (with Q&A time available afterwards) REGISTER ONLINE Canal3®is a composite barrier. Top and bottom layer hig... »

Environmental Connection 2017 Call for Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) will hold Environmental Connection 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual Environmental Connection gatherings are billed as the world’s largest soil and water conference and exhibition. IECA has issued its call for presentations. Abstracts due: May 31 Key Topics for Environmental Connection 2017 ... »

Raven Industries Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (NASDAQ:RAVN) has made its mark with polymeric films and sheets, including well-known geomembrane lines. The company has steadily invested in material development and increased its manufacturing capabilities. Recently, it announced the installation of a 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line. The new line is housed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where the ... »

8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control

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Cartagena, Colombia will host the 8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (CICES) 14 – 18 August 2016. The conference theme is “Embracing the Soil.” This gathering, also known as VIII CICES, is the most important educational event in Latin America related to erosion control, sediment management, and rivers. It raises awareness of the importance of protecting, repairing, stabiliz... »