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Hong Kong Landfills Webinar

Discover the challenges involved in lining some of the world’s largest landfills at a talk hosted by the UK Chapter of the IGS next week.

John Cowland, who introduced the first liner into solid waste landfills in Hong Kong in 1986, will speak on ‘Geosynthetics in Hong Kong Landfills’.

The 20th Invitational lecture, jointly hosted by the IGS UK Chapter and British Geotechnical Association (BGA), will explore the work involved in lining steep slopes and using large geogrid reinforced fill structures to increase void space. Hong Kong landfills are some of the biggest in the world and are located in steep valleys.

Mr Cowland, of Geosystems Ltd HK, is an independent geotechnical engineering consultant based in Hong Kong. He has advised more than 60 government and private sector clients throughout the Asia Pacific region on geotechnical, environmental and geosynthetic projects. He was an IGS Council Member from 2000 to 2014 and has published more than 50 technical papers on geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering.

Join the webinar on Tuesday, March 9, at 5pm GMT, by clicking here and entering the password BGA1.

Find out more about the UK Chapter on its website.

* The next IGS UK Chapter webinar will be on April 22 at 6pm GMT. Henning Ehrenberg will talk on ‘Comparative life cycle assessment of geosynthetics versus conventional construction materials’.