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rosion control and reinforcement are two applications that geosynthetics are used for. Distantly related, the two applications form the
backbone of this publication. But looming large over this issue is the
passing of Robert M. "Bob" Koerner and Pauline "Paula" W. Koerner, a
couple who had a huge influence over the founding and development of
the geosynthetics world.
Bob wrote or co-wrote two columns for this issue before his passing,
the GSI News column on page 48 and The GMA Techline Answers All
on page 10. The original of the latter was several pages long, but Bob graciously agreed to shorten it to a page and a half to fit the column space and
to publish the original white paper online. The GMA Techline Answers
All includes the top five questions in terms of difficulty from the past 15
years of the Techline.
Bob's work on these columns and on numerous features have graced
the pages of Geosynthetics for many years. He also was always a phone call
away for advice, something I gratefully took advantage of.
There is an In Memoriam tribute to Bob Koerner on page 8 where
our Update column normally would be in this issue. This is also the show
issue featuring the Premier Product Preview, a look at new products and
services offered by geosynthetics manufacturers, distributors and service
providers. The preview will be handy for the upcoming Geosynthetics
Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, which will run March 8-10, 2020, in
North Charleston, S.C.
This issue is dedicated to the memory of Bob and Paula Koerner.

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