Carolina Beach dredging sediment to fill geotextile tubes for stable, natural shoreline

June 9th, 2023

Carolina Beach, N.C.’s lake dredge and stabilization project has started. The dredge will improve stormwater capacity and increase water quality, while providing a healthier ecosystem and improving aesthetics of the lake. Officials said the goal is to keep park amenities open during the dredge, as most construction will happen on the water side of the […]

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FEMA Dune Enhancement Project includes buried seawalls with geotextile tubes

January 17th, 2023

While crews finish final details of a widespread St. Johns County beach repair project in St. Augustine Beach, Fla., county officials are considering work next year to undo erosion from tropical storms Ian and Nicole. “In five to six months, we could see construction happening,” said Stephen Hammond, a coastal environmental project manager for the county, although he stressed that key […]

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Cook Islands weighs up geotextile bags and containers options to prevent coastal erosion

December 12th, 2022

Avana Harbour on the eastern side of Rarotonga has been in the spotlight recently as residents are witnessing a pilot program in action. It is the first of its kind in the Cook Islands, and the program has been extended as a small stretch of coastline in the harbour continues to suffer from the effects […]

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GSI Webinar – Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes – September 7

August 25th, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on September 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports for introduction of the infilled material, […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 workshop lineup announced

June 1st, 2022

The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the workshop and panel discussion program for the conference, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Workshops are two hours long and feature in-depth instruction without a full-day commitment. Panel discussions are 90 minutes long and promote lively discussion with audience interaction. Workshops and panel […]

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Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1st, 2021

TenCate Geotube dewatering solutions offers substantially lower energy consumption. Photograph courtesy TenCate Geosynthetics When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the energy required is a decisive factor when it comes to the operation’s carbon footprint. Over the years, and because of its distinctive and proven specific […]

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HUESKER introduces new geotextile bag product and provides coastal protection with geotextile container systems

September 17th, 2021

Large-format tubes and bags as effective erosion protection for banks, coasts and harbors Coastal protection with geotextile SoilTain Tubes in Ayamonte, Spain. Photograph courtesy of HUESKER Group In the era of climate change, sea level rise and an increasing number of extreme weather events, not only new strategies and solution concepts are required but also […]

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Dewatering of sludge from a sewage treatment plant with geotextile tubes

June 1st, 2021

Water is an important resource for people’s quality of life and is indispensable for several uses, including desedentation. However, this resource is finite and available in small quantities in the quality of fresh water, at liquid state and on the surface. Therefore, rivers and lakes, providers of surface water resources, must be treated and kept […]

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Geosynthetics in action

June 1st, 2021

This issue of Geosynthetics magazine will focus on three distinct applications of geosynthetics. As the first feature, “NPA Geocell for a Railway Line Repair in a Permafrost Region,” describes, it took more than two years to come up with a workable, economical solution for repairs to the deteriorating railway line to Churchill, Man., Canada, the […]

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Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17th, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. […]

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