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Transformation of wastewater impoundment into Qingjing Lake at Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city

February 1, 2013

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2012 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2013 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

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Traditional vs. exposed geomembrane landfill covers

October 1, 2012

The articles in this series encompass all types of geosynthetics and their applications viewed from the context of sustainability. Traditional solutions are compared with geosynthetic solutions from both cost and carbon footprint perspectives. (from the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s 24th conference, 2011) Cost and sustainability perspectives Abstract All municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills require a final …

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Geomembrane curtain improves salmon habitat

June 1, 2012

At the Whiskeytown Reservoir By Bob Gee, Greg Morris, and Stanford W. Slifer Introduction In California’s Central Valley, geomembrane temperature curtains provide an example of how geosynthetic materials can help stabilize environmental conditions along water diversion systems. Located in the Whiskeytown Reservoir, about 10 miles west of Redding in Northern California’s Shasta County, one of …

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Green roofs with geosynthetic materials optimize sustainability

Texas Case Study Introduction Green or vegetated roofs have proven an effective method of reducing the energy load requirements of buildings. Another way green roofs contribute to sustainability is by reducing carbon levels in the atmosphere through carbon sequestration or the removal and storage of carbon. Successful green roofs frequently use a variety of geosynthetic …

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The role of geosynthetics in the new New Orleans levees

October 1, 2011

By Angelle Bergeron Introduction Geosynthetic materials are playing a critical role in providing New Orleans with its best flood protections ever. “We couldn’t have delivered this work by 2011 without geosynthetics,” said Richard Varuso, deputy chief of the geotechnical branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District (USACE/NOD). “Geosynthetics save construction time.” …

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On the waterfront

A plan to rework the Don River Park near downtown Toronto uses geotextile-wrapped wick drains to remediate soil and drainage problems By Adam Regn Arvidson A new neighborhood is growing on 80 acres (32 hectares) of former industrial land near downtown Toronto. Called the West Don Lands, it will be home to 6,000 housing units, …

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Sustainable development using geosynthetics: European perspectives

June 1, 2011

By Russell Jones and Neil Dixon This paper was originally presented at GRI-24, March 16, 2011, in Dallas, Texas, USA. It has been edited for Geosynthetics magazine style and format. The articles in this series encompass all types of geosynthetics and their applications viewed from the context of sustainability. Traditional solutions are compared with geosynthetic …

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Nature takes its course at Mirimichi

February 1, 2011

Award-winning erosion control and revegetation aced this golf course renovation. Background In 2007, when Big Creek Golf Course was on the auction block and slated for redevelopment, its future was unknown. Today, the renamed Mirimichi Golf Course is greener than ever due to the vision of new owner, golf junkie, and pop star, Justin Timberlake. …

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Life after golf: The greening of Cheviot Hills

October 1, 2010

By Chris Kelsey Historic Cheviot Hills Golf Course opened in Raleigh, N.C., in 1930. But during the early 2000s, declining economic conditions and an abundance of golf courses in the region forced some course owners to make challenging decisions about whether to continue operations. Cheviot Hills’ ownership chose to shutter the course and put up …

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Geosynthetic protection in Hungary

Living Danube, a wastewater treatment plant project in Budapest, is currently under construction with a goal to aid the general recovery of the Danube River and to provide continued environmentally sustainable management of the river. According to a DuPont press release, an earlier stage of the project was completed this year, including a 10,0000m2 green …