PODCAST: Improving Waterways and Coasts with Geosynthetics

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Waterway health and coastal resiliency are some of the most highly debated topics in infrastructure, as work or lack of addressing an issue in one locality can greatly impact another further down the river or coast. This complicates permitting and finalizing solutions. Joe Little of Little Environments PLLC spent some years working in Australia, where geosynthetics have frequently been deployed in... »

Controlling Coastal Flooding with Geocontainers

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By Geofabrics Australasia – The ferocious storms which pounded the NSW and Southern Queensland coasts in early June brought into focus the Climate Council’s 2014 report Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal Flooding. Download a copy of the report here (PDF) The report predicts that more than $226 billion in commercial, industrial, road and rail, and residential assets around Austral... »

Coastal Engineering Opportunities at GeoAmericas 2016

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Geosynthetic materials are used extensively in coastal engineering and protection projects. The modern geotextiles industry, in fact, emerged in the 1950s in response to flooding in the Netherlands and tropical storm damage in the United States. Since then, a large industry and innovative designs have come along. Geosynthetic tubes and containers provide dewatering and solids separation for large-... »

Latest Geofabrics Journal Focuses on Oil and Gas

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), coal seam gas, containment ponds, and access road stability are just a few of the oil and gas issues profiled in the latest issue of Geofabrics Journal. DOWNLOAD THE ISSUE (PDF) Published in late January 2014 by Geofabrics Australasia, the new issue provides a broad view of the various ways in which geosynthetics are being utilized in the Australian oil and gas field. ... »

Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection – Video Series

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Geofabrics Australasia and Monash University have posted a two-part (two "chapter") educational video series on geosynthetics in coastal protection applications. Part 1 (above) looks at the history and properties of the materials used; Part 2 (below) looks at installation. The series takes full advantage of the longer video capability now allowed on video-hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. T... »