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Workshop – Enhancing the Performance of Canals, Reservoirs and Dams with Geosynthetics – October 4

News | September 21, 2022 | By:

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in collaboration with Irrigation Australia (IAL) and the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID), will host a one-day workshop on Enhancing the Performance of Canals, Reservoirs and Dams with Geosynthetics. The workshop will take place at the ICID 24th Irrigation Congress and Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on October 4, 2022 and you can register here.

This one-day program is included for all conference delegates who register for the event via either the Australia / NZ registration site or the international site. Registration also includes entry to the large exhibition which will be open October 5 – 7 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Manufacturers and distributors of geosynthetics-related products are also invited to participate at the exhibition

Geosynthetics offer cost-effective and durable solutions for seepage control, drainage, surface erosion control, stabilization of weak subgrades and soil-reinforcement. This series of presentations is intended to demonstrate the use of geosynthetics to the engineering community specializing in water storage, transport and distribution.

Geosynthetics are used in large canals as well as in medium to small canals, and in other water-retaining structures to control seepage, avoid erosion, stabilize banks, or ensure structural integrity. They have been used successfully in thousands of kilometers of canals in all parts of the world: the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.

A group of experts was selected by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics and the Technical Committee on Barriers of the International Geosynthetics Society to present this series of presentations on the use of geosynthetics in canals as a side-event leading up to the ICID conference in Adelaide. Attendees will get the opportunity to be exposed to an overview of the use of geosynthetics for water containment, water transport, erosion control and bank stabilization.

Case studies from various parts of the world, and using different geosynthetic materials, will be presented. The contribution of geosynthetics to the implementation of durable infrastructure, with a very low carbon footprint, and often reduced costs to traditional lining methods will also be explored.

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