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Improving the performance of Canals with Geosynthetics, November 15-17, 2021

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Many parts of the world experience water scarcity caused by climate change. On the other hand, a constantly increasing population stresses the global food demand. One of the paths forward is to put in place better water management strategies to reach better yields and ensure food security.

This series of webinars is intended to present the use of geosynthetics to the engineering community specializing in canal design and restoration. Renowned experts were selected by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics of the International Geosynthetics Society to present this series of webinars on the use of geosynthetics in canals.

Geosynthetics have been used successfully in construction for decades. They offer cost-effective and durable solutions for numerous applications in geotechnical engineering. They are used in large canals as well as in medium to small canals: to control seepage, avoid erosion, stabilize banks, or ensure structural integrity. They have been used successfully in thousands of kilometers of canals in all parts of the world: the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.

About the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS): The IGS is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. The purpose of the IGS is to provide the understanding of and promote the appropriate use of geosynthetics throughout the world.

Review the detailed program:

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Full recording and pdfs of all presentations available on the IGS TC-H web page

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