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rom the Panama Canal to coal ash containment in West Virginia to
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet piling in several U.S. states, geosynthetics
solve problems. The versatility of the different types of geosynthetics makes
them useful in many situations.
In "Innovative Geosynthetics Solution Saves 106-Year-Old Panama Canal
Structures," geotextile bags solve an interesting underwater erosion control
problem that threatens the canal's Gatun Locks. "CCR Landfill Final Cover
Test Pad-Part 1" discusses an in situ cover test pad at a coal combustion
residual (coal ash) storage pond. Part 2 will be in the October/November
2020 issue of Geosynthetics. "PVC Sheet Piling for Cutoff and Containment
Barriers" provides several case studies using PVC sheet piling, which proves
itself well-suited for marine environments.
In this issue's Update column, Richard Thiel, Hesham Eldesouky and
Richard Brachman bring readers up to speed on research into whales or
bubbles in geomembrane pond liners, something Thiel wrote extensively
about in 2016 and 2017 in the pages of Geosynthetics. The Geosynthetic
Material's Association (GMA) new executive director, Fred C. Chuck,
introduces two new officers on the GMA executive council and highlights
GMA activities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the GMA News column.
George R. Koerner writes about developing a benefit/cost analysis for projects involving geosynthetics.
Geosynthetics is proud to play a prominent role in publishing articles that
expand the knowledge about the use of geosynthetics.

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
Melody A. Adams | Waste Management, 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
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