Layfield to distribute Western Green in Canada

September 1st, 2021

Layfield Group LLC and Western Green announced Layfield to distribute Western Green geosynthetics products in Canada. Headquarters in Edmonton, Alb., Canada, for Layfield Group LLC's Geosynthetics and Industrial Fabrics divisions. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Group LLC Layfield Group LLC of Richmond, B.C., Canada, and Western Green of Evansville, Ind., announced a new partnership, allowing Layfield […]

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, local officials pitch $60 billion proposal to restore western forests, watersheds

August 30th, 2021

By Chase Woodruff, Colorado Newsline Reporter Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, right, and Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead discuss the Outdoor Recreation Partnership Act at Denver’s Confluence Park on Aug. 24, 2021. Photograph by Chase Woodruff; courtesy of Colorado Newsline Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet visited Denver’s Confluence Park on Aug. 24 to launch a multistop tour in […]

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Long-term HPTRM solutions for climate change resilience

August 26th, 2021

By Kathryn Grant, Marketing Manager, GeoSolutions, Propex Operating Co. LLC The University of Arizona Solar Zone at Tech Park, Tucson, Ariz. Photography courtesy of Propex Operating Co. LLC In August 2021, the Biden administration released more than $3.46 billion to support climate change resilience. The funds, which will be distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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IECA and Storm Water Solutions offer webinar on exploring sediment control during inclement weather events

August 24th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the City of Pacific Grove, Calif. The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and Storm Water Solutions will host a free webinar, “Exploring Sediment Control During Inclement Weather Events,”on August 26 at 1 p.m. CDT. In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of how different modes of sediment control affect the discharge […]

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IECA releases design standards for silt fences and sediment basins

August 12th, 2021

Silt fence. Photograph courtesy of WINFAB USA The standards and practices committee has been convened by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) board of directors to develop standards for the construction stormwater industry. The board recognizes local and regional differences in terminology and design of erosion and sediment control practices. The board also recognizes that […]

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Bluff repair in seismically active zone

August 1st, 2021

Q: I am doing a bluff repair on the West Coast in a seismically active zone. Can you direct me to where I can get some design guidance? A: The following references are excellent in regard to your question. National Concrete Masonry Association. (2009). “Guidelines for the design and analysis of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) […]

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Coastal protection solution with geotextile sand containers

July 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE Due to climate change, storm surges are becoming more frequent. The coast in the seaside resort of Lubmin, Germany, was exposed to several storm surges over a short time. In case of an additional storm surge, the existing coastal protection dune was in danger of breaking. In 2017 and 2019, a […]

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Core & Main signs agreement to acquire L & M Bag & Supply

June 25th, 2021

St. Louis-based Core & Main LP, a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage, fire protection products, and related services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of L & M Bag & Supply Co. Inc., and certain of its affiliates. The acquisition will mark Core […]

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Machine-learning model doubles accuracy of global landslide “nowcasts”

June 15th, 2021

Every year, landslides—the movement of rock, soil and debris down a slope—cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damages. Because terrain, characteristics of the rocks and soil, weather and climate all contribute to landslide activity, accurately identifying the areas most at risk at any given time can be an uphill battle. Early warning […]

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Geotextile under articulated systems in slope armoring

June 1st, 2021

Q: I have a question about the geotextile placed under articulated systems in slope armoring. Based on my understanding, a drainage layer is recommended between the geotextile and the armoring structure, but, since the armoring structure has some spaces in between the armoring blocks, won’t the particles of the drainage layer be washed out through […]

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