Effective Education for Erosion and Sediment Control System Adoption

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Erosion and sediment control advances have produced enormously beneficial results, in infrastructure performance and economics; yet, rates of erosion and sediment control system adoption rates have lagged behind the research supporting them. Dr. Eve Brantley, an extension specialist and associate professor with Auburn University’s Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department in the renowned C... »

PODCAST: Leap Frog Ideas for Low Impact Development

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How do we create a more water-centric infrastructure? That’s a question LimnoTech senior engineer Dr. Daniel Medina, P.E., D.WRE addresses in his work. Low impact development strategies are very important to his work. It’s trickier than just saying “use LID,” though. Inequalities between cities and countries make is harder for some infrastructure strategies to get adopted. Priorities are different... »

Geosynthetics Events: 11ICG Abstracts Extended to Feb 28

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The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2018 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the city’s renowned Gangnam District. The organizing committee has announced an 11ICG abstracts extension to February 28. Conference  theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.” 11ICG ABSTRACTS ̵... »

Geosynthetics Events: 11ICG Call for Abstracts

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The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2016 in Seoul, Korea at the new COEX (Conference and Exhibition Center) in the city’s renowned Gangnam District. The organizing committee has issued the Call for Abstracts. Conference  theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.” Abstracts are due 30 December 2016. Key topic... »

Presto Geosystems and a LEED® First for Door County

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Wisconsin’s Door County is known for its natural beauty, with much of its economy tied to nature-related tourism and businesses. Despite its strong reputation, the area has not actually had a LEED® certified commercial building. That is changing, now that the 7,400 sq. ft. Ridges Sanctuary has been constructed with the support of Presto Geosystems’ porous pavement technologies and othe... »

Geosynthetics Middle East Drawing Strong Interest

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Now in its 7th edition, SKZ’s Geosynthetics Middle East (GeoME 2015) continues to develop as the region’s biggest conference dedicated to geosynthetic engineering. More than 400 participants attended the previous iteration, and another strong showing is expected for the 16 – 17 November 2015 event in Abu Dhabi. The organizers report that the limited exhibit space has sold quickly, with 75% of the ... »

Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 Extends Speaker Deadline

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2015 until September 30. The event is the biggest geosynthetics conference in its region and this 7th edition will once again be held under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality. The international conference takes place 16-17 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE SUBMIT SPEAKING ABSTRACT The conference seeks: Application Case Studies New Materials New Des... »

Peer-Reviewed Online Education from IECA

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By Laura Clark – Did you know that all of IECA’s online education and webinars are peer-reviewed? IECA is constantly striving to improve and grow its educational offerings. All courses, whether live or in person, are peer-reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance, and usefulness to attendees. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) offers balanced insight in an effort to guide IECA Education... »

Call for Speakers: 7th Geosynthetics Middle East

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SKZ is holding open its call for speakers for the 7th edition of Geosynthetics Middle East (GEOME 2015) for one more week. The event is the biggest geosynthetics conference in its region. It has steadily attracted support and will once again be held under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality. The international conference will take place 16-17 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate... »

GSI Asia and IGS Council Gather in Seoul

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Despite some anxiety over recent cases of the viral Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in some places in Korea, the geosynthetics community kept to its schedule and gathered for the long-anticipated 2nd GSI Asia conference from the Geosynthetic Institute. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) also took the opportunity to call together its IGS Council for high-level meetings. Korea, as... »

VIDEO: IGS Focuses on Sustainable Development

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It debuted in Berlin during a special session at the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) late last September. Now, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has started to distribute and promote its first major video project: “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development.” The project, which was led by the IGS Education Committee, has focused on the strong role of geosynthetic... »

GSI Asia 2015 Opens for Abstracts

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) international affiliate GSI Korea will host the GSI Asia 2015 Conference 24 – 26 June 2015 at the Textile Center in Seoul, Korea. This marks the 2nd GSI-Asia International Geosynthetics Conference. The event has launched a website and abstracts are invited for consideration through January 25. EVENT WEBSITE Key session topics: Stabilized and Reinforced Soil Structu... »

EMPLOYMENT: Presto Geosystems to Add International Business Development Manager

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Presto Geosystem, a leading manufacturer of cellular confinement, porous pavements and construction mats, is looking for a seasoned technical sales professional to add to their team. Candidates should possess industry expertise, a zeal for solving difficult soil and stormwater challenges, and a desire to lead a world-class distribution network. Interested candidates should contact the Presto Geosy... »

Low Impact Development in High Gear

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More than 800 attendees were on hand for the 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This was the sixth edition of this event. Dr. Avi Friedman of McGill University (Montreal) delivered an inspiring opening keynote that strongly encouraged collaboration among different disciplines. Environmentally responsible design connects everyone—and for it to succee... »

World Bank: Going from Brown to Green

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Three new reports focus on policies to fight climate change BRUSSELS, June 25, 2013 — The economic costs and social impacts of climate change threaten the prosperity of the Europe and Central Asia region. But well-designed climate action can bring numerous benefits, while also being cost-effective. A set of three World Bank reports launched today in Brussels with the European Commission focus on t... »