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EDITORIAL

A breadth of applications
in one directory

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Todd R. Berger
Senior Editor
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here are numerous types of geosynthetics, including geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control products. Each has its own applications.
Geotextiles are used for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage and
protection. Geomembranes are utilized for containment, lining and capping.
Geogrids are exploited for reinforcement, asphalt overlay, waterproofing,
separation and stabilization. Geosynthetic clay liners are applied for surface
impoundment, secondary containment and landfill lining. Drainage materials
are wielded for drainage. Geocells are employed for improving the structural
and functional behavior of soils and aggregate infill materials. Erosion control
products handle erosion protection.
With so many applications in a wide variety of materials, it's a wonder
that these products can fit into a single category called geosynthetics. They all
qualify, though, because they all are in the earth (geo) and are human-made
(synthetics). And, conveniently, all these applications are represented here in
this annual Geosynthetics Specifier's Guide.
The range of these applications also justify three arms of the Industrial
Fabrics Association International in Geosynthetics magazine, the Geosynthetic
Materials Association (GMA) and geosynthetics conferences.

Geosynthetics magazine
Geosynthetics is an international, bimonthly publication for civil engineers,
contractors, geosynthetic companies and government agencies in need of
expert information on geosynthetic engineering solutions. The magazine offers
articles from field professionals showing innovative, exemplary practice. The
magazine also produces the Geosynthetic Specifier's Guide. Visit the magazine
online at www.GeosyntheticsMagazine.com.

Geosynthetic Materials Association
The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) serves its member companies,
advancing geosynthetics knowledge on many fronts. The association develops
technical standards; partners with federal agencies; advocates for geosynthetics on local, state and national levels; and supports educational programming
about geosynthetics. To learn more, see the GMA article on page 113.

Geosynthetics conferences
The geosynthetics world will gather online Feb. 22-25, 2021, for the colocated Geosynthetics Conference 2021 and the International Erosion Control
Association (IECA) Annual Conference, featuring plenary lectures, numerous speakers and much more. Over the years, IFAI's geosynthetics conference
has become a world-class gathering place for ideas, innovation and conversations about geosynthetics. See page 116 for more information or visit
www.GeosyntheticsConference.com for the latest updates.

Geosynthetics is an international, bimonthly publication for civil engineers, contractors and
government agencies in need of expert information on geosynthetic engineering solutions.
Geosynthetics presents articles from field professionals for innovative, exemplary practice.
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
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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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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Geosynthetics December 2020/January 2021

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Geosynthetics December 2020/January 2021 - GeoConf Brochure 1
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