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Geosynthetics for Water & Energy Challenges

News | February 12, 2013 | By:

Register now for Geosynthetics 2013. This year’s conference is co-locating with the Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference and features the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s GRI-25 Conference. Early bird registration and best hotel rates apply until March 8, 2013.

The event includes five short courses, 142 papers within 26 technical sessions, geotechnical products and services exhibits, student poster competition, networking events, and will feature three highly anticipated General Sessions that you won’t want to miss.

These three General Sessions are open to all registered attendees:

Opening Session—April 1, 2013
“The Coming Urban Water Crisis”
Jerry Yudelson, P.E., and a LEED Fellow
Principal at Yudelson Associates

April 2, 2013
Energy/Shale Gas Fracking,
Panel Discussion

Carla Suszkowski, director of regulatory affairs, Atlas Energy
Don Siegel, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences at Syracuse University
(Invited)–environmental issues
staff member from the U.S. House of Representatives
Robert Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., director emeritus of the Geosynthetics Institute

April 3, 2013
Emerging Issues in Mining Containment

Mark Smith, RRD International Corp.

Exhibit Show Floor

April 2-3, 2013
As part of the four-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to view geotechnical products, applications, and services. Exhibitors include manufacturers and service providers showcasing geotechnical solutions.


Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be earned by attending Geosynthetics 2013 short courses and technical sessions. It is recommended that professionals regularly check with their state registration boards for specific continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction that affect professional engineering licensure and the ability to renew licensure.

Short Courses

  • Introduction to Geosynthetics
  • Design of Geosynthetic-reinforced Unpaved and Paved Roads
  • How to Specify a Planar Drainage Geocomposite
  • Geosynthetic Test Procedures and Material Specifications
  • Design and Construction of Bottom Liner and Cover Systems

Conference Events

A welcome reception and two networking lunches take place on the exhibition show floor. And an award ceremony, showcasing industry achievements, will round out Geosynthetics 2013.

Please visit for a full list of exhibitors, course schedules, and to register online. Geosynthetics 2013 is the premiere industry event of the year.

The conference is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of IFAI. Supported by NAGS, GSI and is conducted under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

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