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Best Geosynthetics International Paper for 2019

Geosynthetics International is an official journal of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and serves the mandate of the society to disseminate important technical developments to its members.

We are delighted to announce results of the competition for best paper in Volume 26 (2019) based on votes cast by the Editorial Board Members. In this annual competition, the Editor and Editorial Board Chairman are not eligible for this award and do not vote.

The “Best Geosynthetics International Paper for 2019″ award goes to two papers:

Abdelaal, F. B. and Rowe, R. K. (2019). Degradation of an HDPE geomembrane without HALS in chlorinated water. Geosynthetics International, 26, No. 4, 354–370.

AbdelRazek, A. Y. and Rowe, R. K. (2019). Performance of GCLs in high salinity impoundment applications. Geosynthetics International, 26, No. 6, 611–628.


The following two papers were selected as runner-up and thus receive honourable mention as “one of the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2019″:

Yang, K.-H., Thuo, J. N., Chen, J.-W. and Liu, C.-N. (2019). Failure investigation of a geosynthetic-reinforced soil slope subjected to rainfall. Geosynthetics International, 26, No. 1, 42–65.

e Silva, R. A., Negri, R. G. and de Mattos Vidal, D. (2019). A new image-based technique for measuring pore size distribution of nonwoven geotextiles. Geosynthetics International, 26, No. 3, 261–272.


We thank the members of the Editorial Board for participating in the best paper selection process and congratulate the authors of these excellent papers. Each paper reflects the high standards of the Journal and is an important contribution to our geosynthetics discipline. All IGS members have free access to these papers, as they have free access to all papers published in the Journal.

Geosynthetics International is published by ICE Publishing a division of Thomas Telford Ltd.


R.J. Bathurst, Editor

J.P. Giroud, Chairman of the Editorial Board