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GRI-21 Conference

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Geosynthetics in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Morning Session (10 a.m.–12 p.m.): Geosynthetics in Agriculture (George Koerner, moderator)

  1. Geosynthetic Use to Facilitate a Double Fruit Harvest inTaiwan—Wayne Hsieh of NPUST
  2. Geosynthetic Capillary Barrier for Increased Water Storage—John Allen of TRI/Environmental and John McCartney of the University of Arkansas
  3. Agriculture Bags and Bio-Digesters—George Koerner
  4. Animal Waste Lagoon Liners Using GCLs—Jim Olsta of CETCO
  5. Odor Control Floating Lagoon Cover—Roy G. McClintonof Huesker, Inc.
  6. Designer Additives for Geomembranes in Agriculture—Gary Kolbasuk of Raven Industries

Note: These are consecutive 10-minute presentations, followed by a coffee break, followed by a panel of all speakers for a Q-and-A session; lunch follows.

Afternoon Session (2–4:30 p.m.): Geosynthetics in Aquaculture (Grace Hsuan, moderator)

  1. Turbidity Curtains—George Koerner of GSI
  2. Inland State Fish Hatchery in South Dakota—Firestone andComanco Joint Presentation
  3. Wave and Current Loads on Fishnet Cages and Pens—Rich Weggel of Drexel University
  4. Anchored Geosynthetic Underwater Habitats—Ian Peggs ofI-CORP
  5. Shrimp Farm Liners in Indonesia—Boyd Ramsey of GSE
  6. Health Aspects of Fish Farms and Bacteria Removal—Wayne Hsieh of NPUST
  7. Geotextile Tubes as Artificial Reefs—Grace Hsuan of Drexel University

Note: These are consecutive 10-minute presentations, followed by a soft-drink break, followed by a panel of all speakers for a Q-and-A session with the audience.

  1. “The Need of Ongoing Research for the Health and Welfare of the Geosynthetics Industry”—Bob Denis ofSolmax International

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