McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1st, 2019

IGS North America (IGS-NA) welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board voted to add Kate Patterson of Klohn Crippen Berger as a co-opted board member. Patterson is a civil and water resources engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and brings a new perspective to the board of directors on geosynthetics in […]

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McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1st, 2019

By John McCartney I am excited to start my two-year term as the president of IGS North America. I am joined by an active and engaged set of board members, including John Allen (president-elect), Ranjiv Gupta (treasurer), Ben Leshchinsky (secretary and vice president), Kate Patterson (vice president), Bruno Herlin (vice president), Tim Stark (vice president), John […]

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IGS introduces the Zornberg Lecture

April 11th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced the creation of the “Zornberg Lecture,” established in recognition of IGS past president Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major contributions to the geosynthetics discipline, of his leadership in conceiving and organizing the first IGS GeoAmericas conference, and of his continued fostering of the IGS presence across the Americas. Jorge Zornberg. Photograph […]

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Safe storage of mining waste focus of report

August 1st, 2018

In December 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and GRID-Arendal, an organization that supports environmentally sustainable development in partnership with UN Environment and other collaborators, published “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident.” The report recommends mining companies adopt simple steps to reduce environmental destruction and death by changing the way they store […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens makes a strategic acquisition in Brazil

July 25th, 2018

Headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, Fibertex Nonwovens, a subsidiary of Schouw & Co., acquired all activities in the Brazilian-owned, nonwovens manufacturer DUCI. “For many years Fibertex Nonwovens has consolidated itself as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized nonwovens,” said Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO of Fibertex Nonwovens. “Now we have obtained a unique opportunity for […]

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