Geosynthetics: An extraordinary handler of water

April 1st, 2020

Most geosynthetics deal with water in some shape or form. Geosynthetics are an extraordinary handler of water, whether the project involves erosion control, water storage, wastewater, stormwater, seawater or mining. This issue of Geosynthetics looks at water applications in several forms. Drainage, leak detection layers, potable water storage, a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall at […]

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Senators and House members introduce bill to spur use of innovative infrastructure materials, GMA plays key role

August 3rd, 2018

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; and Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced on Aug. 2 the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects nationwide. Investing in these new techniques and materials would help […]

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Reviving the Palos Verdes Reservoir—Part 2

April 1st, 2018

The October/November 2016 issue of Geosynthetics published Part 1 of this series on revitalizing the Palos Verdes Reservoir in Los Angeles County, California. That article described the approach to revitalizing the site, as well as the five-month-long geosynthetic manufacturing and fabrication phase. In Part 2, we continue to explore more of the inner workings for […]

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Geosynthetics and erosion control

February 1st, 2018

Terra firma often does not morph in ways that modern society appreciates. Erosion from stormwater, snowmelt, long-term water flow and unrelenting waves sweep away soil and rock from steep slopes, riverbanks, ditches, channels, shorelines, building foundations and much more. To understand the power of erosion, simply think about the Grand Canyon, which was formed by […]

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HUESKER webinar on conservation of irrigation water

January 16th, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Conservation of Irrigation Water,” on Jan. 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Engineers use geocomposites for water conveyance, containment and conservation. HUESKER Canal3® provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades and is available in several styles. This webinar will […]

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Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan Council awards green infrastructure grants

October 4th, 2017

The Metropolitan Council in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn., voted Sept. 27, 2017, to award $1 million to five Twin Cities Metro Area communities looking to improve water quality and encourage conservation. The awards are part of a pilot project to support local efforts addressing issues in communities related to water quality, quantity and wastewater treatment. The […]

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