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EDITORIAL

Geosynthetics
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eosynthetics are found in the strangest of places. But that just speaks
to how versatile and useful they are for a wide variety of applications. Dewatering, energy-site closure, erosion control, reinforcement
and stabilization are just a few applications that geosynthetics address in
this issue. In addition, many of the geographic areas discussed here are
sensitive natural areas, and geosynthetics help protect the environment
by doing their job.
This issue includes geotextile tubes being used to recover rare earth
elements while dewatering Appalachian acid mine drainage, a geomembrane/turf component system to close an Illinois coal combustion residual
pond and a capping system for a Communist-era eastern German uranium settling basin. It also digs into erosion control with research into
the effectiveness of two geotextile tube applications in dunes and bluffs
on the Massachusetts and New York coastlines, geogrids for the repair of
a landslide at a remote North Dakota Badlands oil well platform, and a
geosynthetic concrete composite mat for the trails and access roads in a
California natural area.
It is also time for putting together the 2020 Geosynthetics Specifier's
Guide, and the online form for submitting chartlines is available now.
Visit www.ifai.com/buyers-guide for more information.
Geosynthetics are uniquely suited for the applications featured in this
issue. Not steel, not cement, not asphalt, not glass-no other material
could handle the breadth of uses displayed in these pages.

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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
Jonathan Curry | GMA, USA
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 M. Koerner | Geosynthetic Institute, USA
Robert E. Mackey | S2L Inc., USA
Kent von Maubeuge | NAUE GmbH, Germany
Jacek Mlynarek | SAGEOS, Canada
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
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the viewpoints of Geosynthetics, the Editorial Advisory
Committee, the editors or the association.

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