Water Management

ITA Elects Brazil’s Tarcisio Celestino as New President

ITA Elects Brazil’s Celestino as New President

During the World Tunnel Congress in San Franciso, Brazil’s Tarcisio Barreto Celestino was elected President of the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA). Celestino is currently the President of the Brazilian Committee on Tunnels, part of ABMS (Brazilian Association of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). ITA represents and connects 73 countries and their affiliat... »

CQA Pyramid of Success - Geosynthetics Installations

The Geosynthetics CQA Pyramid of Success

In his latest Uncontained posting, geosynthetics CQA expert Glen Toepfer writes on the ways in which project partners work together. He writes about achievement in the field as a project and CQA pyramid, with layers of support and involvement bringing projects to their highest point of success. He writes: When you stop and think about the advancements in the waste containment/geosynthetics industr... »

2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit

India Ministry Leaders Join Geosynthetics Summit

The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India. A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular h... »

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

The geosynthetics field has lost one of its champions in the Americas. On April 8, consulting engineer and educator Rafael Rocha passed away. Rocha was a constant fixture at geosynthetics events in North America and an avid supporter of technology transfer and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). For more than 20 years, he worked hard to improve the availability of training seminars thro... »

Dwayne Stenlund Wins IECA Presenter of Year, Environmental Connection 2016
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Dwayne Stenlund Wins Environmental Connection Presenter Award

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of its Environmental Connection 2016 Presenter of the Year award. Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC has been honored for his presentation “Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees.” The talk was presented twice and with strong audience support during the annual Environmental Connecti... »

Panelists Sought for Liner Installation Session

Panelists Sought for Liner Installation Session

During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting during Geomembrane Liner Installation.” Interested contributors are encouraged to contact Dr. Peggs. The format for the session will involve six 5-minute presentations followed by an hour of group discussion with the audience. ... »

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