Looking back on Geosynthetics in Land and Water, as the Magazine Ends

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By Chris Kelsey – In mid-2006 I was providing freelance editorial services for Geosynthetica. At the time, the publication was owned by the geosynthetics engineering consultancy I-CORP International. The consultancy’s founder and president, Ian Peggs, encouraged me to write an article for Land and Water. He was working on a story for Land and Water too. In discussion with Geosynthetica’s Dir... »

The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

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Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the facility owner; it’s also because ... »

IECA’s Free Photo Contest Opens

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Photo Contest (sponsored by Land and Water Magazine) offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase erosion and sediment control solutions to the large civil and environmental community.  Entries to this free photo contest will be displayed on the IECA Facebook page. The top six from each category will be enlarged and showcased at ... »

Erosion Control News: ESCN Update

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The latest broadcast from Land and Water magazine's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. The current broadcast finds anchors Tamara Forlanski and Lucas Starbuck back in the studio. ESCN (and Land and Water's) Shanna Egli contributes a piece on Japanese Knotweed. She interviews Cody Peterson, a roadside vegetation expert, on this invasive plant. The episodes top stories focu... »

ESCN Update

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The latest episode of Land & Water's Erosion and Sediment Control Network (ESCN.tv) is available. This week's broadcast includes stories on canal restoration in Illinois; Tencate's upgrading of UV resistance; an interview with Jerry Bohannon; IECA's appointment of Lee Johnson, CPESC, to administrative vice president; and a tip from Jerry Fifield. ESCN also has a nice new website design with more f... »