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Geosynthetics Event at the ICID Congress and Irrigation Australia Conference on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Center

Enhancing the performance of Canals, Reservoirs and Dams with Geosynthetics

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in collaboration with Irrigation Australia (IAL) and the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) have agreed to host a one-day workshop at the ICID 24th Irrigation Congress and Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday 4 October 2022 on enhancing the performance of canals, reservoirs and dams using geosynthetics.

International Geosynthetics Society ICID workshop program

Geosynthetics offer cost-effective and durable solutions for seepage control, drainage, surface erosion control, stabilization of weak subgrades and soil-reinforcement. This series of presentations is intended to demonstrate the use of geosynthetics to the engineering community specializing in water storage, transport and distribution.

Geosynthetics are used in large canals as well as in medium to small canals, and in other water retaining structures: to control seepage, avoid erosion, stabilize banks, or ensure structural integrity. They have been used successfully in thousands of kilometres of canals in all parts of the world: the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.

A group of experts were selected by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics and the Technical Committee on Barriers of the International Geosynthetics Society to present this series of presentations on the use of geosynthetics in canals as a side-event leading up to the ICID conference in Adelaide in October 2022. Attendees will get the opportunity to be exposed to an overview of the use of geosynthetics for water containment, water transport, erosion control and bank stabilization. Case studies from various parts of the world, and using different geosynthetic materials, will be presented. The contribution of geosynthetics to the implementation of durable infrastructure, with a very low carbon footprint, and often reduced costs to traditional lining methods will also be explored.

About the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS): The IGS is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. The purpose of the IGS is to provide the understanding of and promote the appropriate use of geosynthetics throughout the world.

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Oct 04, 2022


8:45 am - 6:00 pm