Geosynthetics 2013 addresses water and energy challenges

The Geosynthetics 2013 conference and trade show, co-locating with the Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference and featuring the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s GRI-25 Conference, will be held April 1-4, 2013, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.

The conference theme is Geosynthetics for Water & Energy Challenges, presenting a large array of major new developments in geosynthetics engineering and technologies through short courses, technical sessions, panel discussions and papers, plenary lectures and exhibiting hall. Attendees can earn up to 26 Professional Development Hours. Some key features include:

  • Energy/Shale Gas Fracking, an in-depth discussion of geosynthetic opportunities and solutions.
  • A plenary session presented by Mark Smith, PE, GE, SE, RRD International Corp., on the Emerging Issues in Mining Containment, including the current use of geosynthetics, the latest advancements and future of the industry.
  • A variety of full-day short courses, covering a variety of topics from an Introduction to Geosynthetics, to their use in road construction, landfills and ponds, containment facilities, testing procedures and material specifications.

The full schedule and registration is available online. Discounts apply for early bird registrations received before March 8, 2013; for groups of three or more from the same organization; students and government employees.

For more information, contact Bonnie J. Hanson at or +1 651 225 6923.

Geosynthetics 2013 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), and supported by the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).