Short Course – Geosynthetic barriers in containment facilities

Short Course – Geosynthetic barriers in containment facilities


Organizers & Speakers

Abdelmalek Bouazza
Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia

Kerry Rowe
Barrington Batchelor Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada


Course Description

This course is designed to provide the most recent findings from research and the state of practice to both expert practitioners/researchers and novices and equip them with updated knowledge on geosynthetics barrier systems. The course is offered by a team of world-class experts that will provide a unique combination of experiences from research, engineering practice, installation and material specifications. Following an overall introduction, the course material then focuses on geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) interaction with fluids typically encountered in landfills, mining and other settings. Significant new findings will be presented on the performance of composite liners, leakage rates, geomembrane service life, and GCL hydraulic performance. The course finishes by discussing how contaminants of emerging concern, such as Per and Poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), interact with geomembranes and GCLs and how they potentially affect the hydraulic performance of composite liners.

Registration required – Additional fee applies

The Fee for the registration to Short Course is 280 €. Signup to the event by completing the application form provide below. The short course will take place under the condition that at least 10 participants will sign up. Once the minimum participation is reached you will be notified by email to confirm your registration by completing your payment.

Short course application