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Geosynthetics mobile app nearing 12,000 downloads

February 1st, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile app in January 2023 and by early November the app had garnered close to 12,000 downloads. Trinette Ballard, FHWA Local Aid Support program manager and mobile app developer, tells me […]

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Landfills and erosion control

October 1st, 2023

FIGURE 1 Aspen excelsior erosion control blankets (ECBs) protect a landfill cap shortly after installation. The ECBs control soil erosion caused by wind and water and hasten revegetation. Erosion control, sediment control and revegetation are common at landfills. Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and […]

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Mining and erosion control

August 1st, 2023

Erosion control, sediment control, revegetation and dewatering activities are common at mining sites. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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Tensar wins B2 In-House Agency of the Year Award 

June 16th, 2023

Tensar, a division of CMC, the leading provider of soil stabilization and earth reinforcement solutions, has won the 2023 Association of National Advertisers 2023 B2 In-House Agency of the Year Award. The award is for one single team within a brand or company that plans and executes creative B2B marketing focused on internal/external communications or […]

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Watershed Geo works with Shaw Industries to install innovative solar technology

June 14th, 2023

Shaw Industries has installed innovative solar technology for steep slope applications at its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Adairsville, Ga., known as Plant T1. The half-acre installation will generate approximately 300 kW of power once it goes live later this year. That’s enough to power more than 45 homes’ electricity, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The PowerCapTM solar […]

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Erosion-stable road embankments: Design and selection of system solutions

May 19th, 2022

Motorway embankment in construction stage. Photo courtesy of Naue GmbH & Co. KG. Erosion often occurs on road embankments when there is a strong and constant impact of precipitation due to local weather phenomena. Likewise, dry periods cause the soil to hold together no longer in agglomerates due to a lack of cohesion of the […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 short course lineup announced

April 1st, 2022

Jie Han, the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas, delivers the Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecture at GeoNashville in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography The Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo., will host six half-day short courses on […]

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IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers

March 14th, 2022

IECA recognizes erosion control/stormwater achievers by announcing its Awards of Excellence during the IECA Annual Conference and Expo 2022. Western Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, winner of the IECA Environmental Excellence Award, will open in 2026. Architectural illustration courtesy of Western Sydney Airport The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) recognized winners of its Awards of […]

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New erosion control venture combines companies

March 1st, 2022

Clearwell Group's new erosion control venture combines four erosion control services businesses under Valor Environmental. A geosynthetic silt fence for erosion control from Erosion Compliance LLC at a housing construction site. Erosion Compliance is one of the four companies in a new erosion control venture. Photograph courtesy of Erosion Compliance LLC Clearwell Group, an investment […]

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Western Green’s WattleFence launches

January 11th, 2022

Western Green's WattleFence combines the best features of wattles (aka, logs and sediment retention fiber rolls [SRFRs]) and silt fences. Western Green's WattleFence for erosion control. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Geosynthetics Western Green's WattleFence has launched; it is designed for treatment of sediment-laden flows, quickly and cost-effectively replacing more traditional technologies for perimeter control, slope interruption, […]

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