EuroGeo 6 Preview

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EuroGeo 6 is nearly here! The quadrennial European Geosynthetics Conference, which was last convened in Spain (2012), will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana is a fantastically relevant host location for a geosynthetics conference: the city is the European Green Capital of 2016. The circumstances by which the event landed in Slovenia were not ideal. The Turkish ... »

After Istanbul, IGS Rallies Members for EuroGeo 6

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) continues to rally its individual and corporate members around the Turkish Chapter of the IGS. After the June 28 attack at Istanbul’s international airport, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) made the extraordinary decision to move the September event to another country. The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Ce... »

EuroGeo 6 Announces Move to Slovenia

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It was only on June 30 that the organizers of EuroGeo 6 announced the conference would move out of Turkey, following the deadly bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Less than a week later, a new city in another country has been named: Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Erol Güler, Chairman of the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and EuroGeo 6, identified the capital of Slo... »

EuroGeo 6 to Relocate following Latest Istanbul Attack

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The organizers for EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics, have made the difficult decision to relocate the event to a new country, but they will keep the same dates for the event: 25 – 28 September 2016. The June 28 coordinated suicide bombings at Istanbul’s international airport—an attack which focused on foreign travelers—was the third major attack in the city in the past... »

Geomembrane Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting Special Session

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During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016, Istanbul), Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging and Ballasting During Geomembrane Liner Installation.” The session is one of seven Specialty Sessions to be held at the conference, which is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Presentations for the geomembrane wrinkles session include: Managi... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings Now Available

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The GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings have been released to the engineering community. The conference, which was the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, was held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami. More than 1100 participated in the event, which featured 200+ presentations, 95 exhibitors, multiple high-level sponsors, 49 technical sessions, and 4 keynote addresses. The GeoAmericas 2016 Proceedings h... »

Daniele Cazzuffi to Deliver Inaugural LMNS Lecture

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (... »

Pan-American Mining Opportunities

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3rd Pan-Americ... »

Mine Engineering Presentations at GeoAmericas 2016

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. THE LIST BELOW details a number of the... »

Mining Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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When GeoAmericas 2016 convenes in April in Miami, one of its cornerstone topics will be mining engineering. The scale of mines has increased dramatically in the past decade, which has elevated the need for geosynthetics. The many ways in which geosynthetics help provide safer, stronger yields while enabling more cost-effective approaches—including for some staggering engineering—will be on full di... »

Final Extension for EuroGeo 6 Abstracts – December 20

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In response to multiple international requests, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics have offered a final extension for EuroGeo 6 abstracts.  All submissions to be considered must be submitted by December 20. EuroGeo 6 will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul and hosted by the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Abstracts of up to 500 ... »

CLI Opens Geomembrane Fabrication Facility in California

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Colorado Lining International has opened a new geomembrane fabrication facility in California. The strategic location—Colton, California—will serve customers in the western United States even more efficiently, with excellent access to major roadways. The new facility is also less than two hours from four major ports: Long Beach, Hueneme, Los Angeles, and San Diego. “The additional fabricatio... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Extended to November 30

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul. With multiple IGS events having important deadlines in near proximity and other events happening around the world right now, organizers have extended the EuroGeo 6 abstracts deadline for submission to November 30. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’s online ... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Due October 30

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The technical committee of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) remind readers that the window for submission of abstracts will close 30 October 2015. Please remind your colleagues of this opportunity to network with the global geosynthetics community in the dynamic city of Istanbul, 25 – 28 September 2016. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’... »

CLI Brands Hydro-Cap(TM) Floating Cover System

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Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) is giving its well-established floating cover system a new brand: Hydro-Cap™. The system has been used in a broad range of environmental conditions for more than a decade in water conservation, evaporation control, oil and gas, and anaerobic digester installations. In a release on the brand update, CLI Regional Manager Andre Harvey noted, “We have been des... »

EuroGeo 6 Issues Call for Abstracts

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event organizers have just issued the Call for Abstracts. Submissions are due by October 10. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE Sessions of interest at the event include: Agricultural Applications Coastal Protection Direct and Life-cycle Cost Savings Drainage and Filtration Durability Embankm... »

November Webinar: Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Structures

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Live and on-demand education for engineers has really taken off. The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) ran a successful webinar series in 2014. The online site Geo-U.com has been delivering geosynthetics-related on-demand presentations from international experts. And the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) hosts monthly webinars. On November 12, Dr. Robert Koerner will continue the series with ... »

Layfield Awarded Los Angeles CSPE Floating Cover Project

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SAN DIEGO – Layfield Environmental Containment, a worldwide leader in floating cover technology, is pleased to announce the recent award of a contract to fabricate and install a new Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) floating cover system for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Eagle Rock Reservoir. The scope of the project includes demolishing the existing cover, furni... »