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Joel Sprague and Grace Hsuan Receive Awards at ASTM Committee D35 Meetings in Toronto
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Congratulations, Joel Sprague and Grace Hsuan

Two of the geosynthetics field’s most respected figures, Joel Sprague and Grace Hsuan, were honored on Thursday, June 15, at the ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics meetings in Toronto. JOEL SPRAGUE TRI Environmental‘s Senior Engineer Joel Sprague received the ASTM Award of Merit, a prestigious honor that earns him the title of Fellow. In a release from ASTM, Committee D3... »

IGS Technical Committee Organizes November Hydraulics Events in NOLA

IGS Technical Committee Organizes November Hydraulics Events in NOLA

Two hydraulics events are coming to New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2017 thank to a technical committee of the International Geosynthetics Society. The engineering professional development gathering will consist of two independent but complementary hydraulics events: a full-day think tank (November 7) followed by two days of technical presentations on coastal and river protection (November 8 &#... »

Photo: Eutrophication in Lake Water. Photo from Shutterstock, license *7451
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Custom Nonwoven Geotextiles Fight Lake Eutrophication

Can nonwoven geotextiles prevent the suffocating damage of eutrophication in waterways? That is a question Titan Environmental Containment‘s Sam Bhat, M. Eng., is helping answer in a collaborative project with environmental engineering professor Catherine Milligan and Concordia University (Canada). An NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant has been awarded for 2017-19 for the tea... »

12 ICG Bids, 2018 Award Nominations from IGS News
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12 ICG Bids and 2018 Award Nominations Lead IGS News Vol 33, Issue 1

The first of 2017’s three issues of IGS News—the official newsletter of the International Geosynthetics Society—has been released. Two of the highlights include the 2018 call for award nominations and the invitation for chapters to submit bids to host the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics, which will be held in 2022. While both of these items take a long-term view, they epitomize one ... »

NAUE Asia Achieves SAMM Testing Accreditation for Geosynthetics
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NAUE Asia Achieves SAMM Accreditation for Testing Geosynthetics

When the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG founded NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (NASB) in Malaysia in 2011, it did so to serve infrastructure markets in Asia and Oceania—and to do so with the same high-quality standards it employs at its renowned facilities in Germany. Now, the NAUE Asia testing laboratory has achieved SAMM accreditation for testing geosynthetics, in accordanc... »

IGS Educate the Educators

IGS North America Selects Kingston for Educate the Educators Event

The International Geosynthetics Societey’s non-commercial Educate the Educators program was created in the 1990s to address the knowledge gap about geosynthetics in civil engineering practice. The program used a short course format to deliver practical geosynthetics engineering information to professors, who returned to their colleges with strategies for incorporating geosynthetics into their less... »

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