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EDITORIAL

Geosynthetics
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Logistical drama

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Todd R. Berger
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'm writing this from my living room, my office for now during mandatory
telecommuting for all Industrial Fabrics Association International staff
due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been an experiment, thus far successful, in putting together a magazine without face-to-face meetings and with
no hard copies of proofs to review. Despite the behind-the-scenes logistical
drama, we have put together a magazine with original geosynthetics research,
the GMA Techline, insightful columns and more. It is exactly what you are
accustomed to seeing in this magazine.
James L. Hanson and Nazli Yeşiller, in their feature "Assessment of
Condition of an Uncovered Geosynthetic Landfill Bottom Liner System,"
investigate the condition of a geomembrane-geosynthetic clay liner composite bottom liner after 12 years of exposure, with some fascinating results.
Sanat Pokharel, Timothy Yii, Marc Breault and Meisam Norouzi describe a
"High-Strength Geocell and Geogrid Hybrid Reinforcement," built in Alberta,
Canada, with short construction seasons and a limited budget playing roles
in the selection of the solution they illustrate. René B. Laprade and John M.
Lostumbo introduce readers to an enhanced lateral drainage geosynthetic
(ELDG) in "Enhanced Moisture Management of Pavement Systems through
Capillary Suction."
George R. Koerner's GSI News column addresses a "Test Method for
Determining Leakage through Imperfections in GMs of a Composite Liner
System." His extensive column is like a fourth feature. Andrew Aho continues
his Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) history begun in the April/
May 2020 issue of the magazine.
As COVID-19 peaks in the United States, some things stay the same.
Geosynthetics magazine keeps its high standards.

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
Melody A. Adams | Waste Management, USA
Andrew Aho | IFAI, USA
Sam R. Allen | TRI/Environmental, USA
Richard J. Bathurst | Royal Military College, Canada
Malek Bouazza | Monash University, Australia
Daniele A. Cazzuffi | CESI S.p.A., Italy
Archie Filshill | INOVA, USA
Ronald K. Frobel | R.K. Frobel & Associates, USA
Stephan M. Gale | Gale-Tec Engineering Inc., USA
John M. Gardner | Smith Gardner Inc., USA
Han-Yong Jeon | INHA University, Korea
Robert E. Mackey | S2L Inc., USA
Kent von Maubeuge | NAUE GmbH, Germany
Dhani Narejo | Narejo Inc., USA
Jim Olsta | HUESKER Inc., USA
Ian D. Peggs | I-Corp International, USA
Robert Phaneuf | N.Y. State DEC, USA
Marco A. Sánchez | ML Ingeniería, Mexico
Mark E. Smith | RRD International Corp., USA
L. David Suits | LDS Geosynthetic Consulting Services, USA
Richard Thiel | Thiel Engineering, USA
Gary L. Willibey | ESP/SKAPS Industries, USA
Aigen Zhao | AGZ International LLC, USA
*The Editorial Advisory Committee reviews selected
papers, case histories and technical editorial copy in
its areas of expertise. Individual advisors do not review
every submission. Statements of fact and opinion are
the author's responsibility alone, and do not imply
the viewpoints of Geosynthetics, the Editorial Advisory
Committee, the editors or the association.

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