Kerry Rowe to Deliver Croce Lecture in Rome

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Renowned geotechnical engineering professor Kerry Rowe (Queen’s University, Canada) has been selected to deliver the prestigious Croce Lecture at the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI) annual conference. The society, which include the Italian Chapter of the IGS, will hold its event 13 December 2017 in Rome. Prof. Rowe has announced his lecture topic: “Envir... »

Geosynthetics Presentations at Sardinia 2017

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The preliminary schedule for Sardinia 2017 has been released. The Sardinia Symposium is a long-running international series of waste management and affiliated landfill-related. The biennial event is, in fact, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Geosynthetics will be found throughout the expansive program, but some of the immediate highlights are noted below. Sardinia 2017 will be held 2 – 6 October ... »

DEADLINE: Sardinia 2015 Abstracts Due January 31

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The 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2015) will be held 5 – 9 October 2015 at the Forte Village Resort in S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia. This biennial event from the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) has long brought together experts from the waste management and geosynthetics fields. In their Call for Abstracts, the organizer’s note: Abstracts must cle... »

In Memoriam: Professor Michele Maugeri

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On 1 November 2014, after a long battle with illness, Professor Michele Maugeri passed away. Prof. Maugeri was a long-time member of the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Despite his declining health, Prof. Maugeri continued working and even traveled to Berlin in late September to attend technical sessions at the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 IC... »

RemTech 2014 – The Future of Remediation

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It is very rich and prestigious the audience of stakeholders who will take part in RemTech Expo (www.remtechexpo.com), the most specialized event in Italy on the remediation of contaminated sites and the requalification of the territory, scheduled at Ferrara Fiere from 17 to 19 September 2014: the Regions and Municipalities, ISPRA and Arpa, the industry, the oil sector, Ports, Autostrade, Railways... »

In Memoriam: TENAX Group Founder Gianmario Beretta

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By Dr. Piergiorgio Recalcati – On Wednesday, 28 May 2014, Gianmario Beretta was killed in lightweight aircraft crash in Northern Italy. Mr. Beretta was the founder of TENAX Group, one of the world’s widest-reaching geosynthetics manufacturing companies, and served at the company’s helm for several decades. Gianmario Beretta was an outstanding pioneer in the plastic production sector. He deve... »