Geosynthetic Institute announces Fellowship Awards

July 29, 2013

Four recipients for the 2013–2014 academic year The GSI Board of Directors has made its selections for the 2013–2014 GSI Fellowship Awards. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are studying geosynthetics. Requests for proposals (RFPs) for the 2014–2015 seventh year of the program will be announced this winter. To be eligible, students …

South Africa geosynthetics, waste management groups present ‘Landfill2013’

July 24, 2013

George Koerner to keynote and also conducts a one-day short course. The Geosynthetic Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and Landfill Interest Group (LIG) of the Institute of Waste Management of South Africa (IWMSA) Central Branch are co-hosting Landfill2013 Oct. 16–17 at the Misty Hills Conference Centre in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, S.A. The theme of the …

IFAI launches website and digital publication dedicated to advanced textiles

July 23, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce the launch of Advanced Textiles Source, a website and digital publication devoted to the highly specialized technical textiles market. The website and digital publication launched July 2013. Advanced Textiles Source is the official publication of Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, and of the Safety …

EPA announces ‘fracking’ settlement with Exxon subsidiary

$100,000 fine plus $20 million for new wastewater plan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced in a July 18 press release a settlement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., to resolve an alleged violation of the U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA). At issue was …

Game changers: Five opportunities for U.S. growth & renewal

July 22, 2013

McKinsey report outlines prospects for economic growth. By Susan Lund, James Manyika, Scott Nyquist, Lenny Mendonca, and Sreenivas Ramaswamy The U.S. economy is struggling to find a new formula for vigorous growth. But all growth opportunities are not created equal. New McKinsey research pinpoints five catalysts—in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development—that can quickly …

FGI’s 2012 market shipment data is higher than estimated

July 18, 2013

Study shows 2.3 billion square feet installed The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) conducts an annual survey of its membership’s geomembrane shipments. In a July 15 press release, FGI president, Andrew Mills, said: “The market data study for year 2012 showed that the FGI membership represented (more than) 2.3 billion square feet of installed fabricated geomembranes.” …

Fiberweb investments now control Terram

July 17, 2013

$3m raises stake to 65% of India joint venture Fiberweb PLC has moved to take control of Terram India, the group’s geotextiles joint venture in Gujarat, according to a July 10 press release. Fiberweb Geosynthetics will invest £2m ($3m USD) to increase its stake from 26% to 65%, the release said. Terram India, based in …

10-ICG update for papers, exhibitors

July 16, 2013

The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics is Sept. 21–25, 2014, in Berlin Call for papers Potential presenters are invited to send in abstracts for the conference dealing with the use of geosynthetics in the topics below The deadline for Abstracts is July 31, 2013. Submission guidelines: Submission is possible until July 31, 2013. All abstracts …

Ribbon cutting marks landmark landfill closure

July 11, 2013

Crazy Horse Landfill project in Monterey County, Calif. A late June ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted at the Crazy Horse Landfill (CHLF) to celebrate final closure of the historic facility located just north of Salinas, Calif. The completion of this closure project will now allow the creation of a solar farm on the existing 66-acre landfill …

Tektoseal is Huesker’s new multi-component GCL

July 10, 2013

For groundwater protection, site remediation, hydraulic engineering. Geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) have been used for many years as a natural sealing option for groundwater protection, contaminated site remediation, landfill construction, hydraulic engineering, and road construction applications. Germany-based geosynthetics manufacturer, Huesker Synthetic, has now introduced a new industrially manufactured bentonite sealing system, Tektoseal. In a July …