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Geosynthetics International Reveals Best Papers For 2022

The IGS’s official journal has announced its best papers for last year, featuring in Volume 29.

Geosynthetics International’s (GI) ‘Best Geosynthetics International Paper for 2022’ went to two papers:

  • ‘Factors affecting geotextile filter long-term behaviour and their relevance in design’ by N. Moraci, S. Bilardi, and M.C. Mandaglio (2022). You can read this in Geosynthetics International, 29, No. 1, 19–42.
  • Factors affecting multicomponent GCL-geomembrane interface transmissivity for landfills’ by R.K. Rowe and F. Jabin (2022). It can be found in Geosynthetics International, 29, No. 5, 476–494.

Honorable mentions, regarded as among the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2022, were given to two runners-up:

  • A quantification of the short-term reliability of HDPE geomembrane seaming methods’ by A. Gilson-Beck and J.P. Giroud (2022). This can be found in Geosynthetics International, 29, No. 4, 337–341.
  • ‘Influence of backfill type on the load-bearing performance of GRS bridge abutments’ by K. Hatami, and J. Boutin (2022). Read this in Geosynthetics International, 29, No. 5, 506–519.

Votes were cast by the Editorial Board Members, excluding the Editor-in-Chief and Editors who do not vote in this annual contest.

GI’s editor-in-chief Richard J. Bathurst said: “I speak on behalf of myself and  Editors Ennio M. Palmeira and Patrick J. Fox to 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.”

IGS Members can gain free access to Geosynthetics International by first logging into their online IGS account at and clicking on Account > Journals. All other individuals can access the journal here: