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Final Programme


17 September

Morning
08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENT SUBMISSION
09:00 – 09:30 INAUGURATION
09:30 – 10:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Experiencia española en el uso de geomembranas sintéticas en obras hidráulicas

Manuel Blanco y Ángel Leiro
Spain
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 13:15 TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Hydraulic Structures and IV International Symposium on Water Reservoirs

Chairpersons:
Daniele Cazzuffi. CESI SpA (Italy)
José María González. TRAGSATEC; ATEBA (Spain)
Ian Peggs. I-CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc (USA)

Presentations:

Long-term performance of the "Laguna de Barlovento" reservoir waterproofing using a PVC-P geomembrane.
M. Blanco, J. Zornberg1, E. Aguiar2, G. Rico3, L. Pargada3, A. Leiro, J. Soriano, M. A. Crespo
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1Universidad de Texas, USA
2BALTEN, Spain
3Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Large floating covers on 4 brine ponds in Viriat (France)
D. Fayoux, D. Rannaud1, J. Saintot2, N. de Walque3
Appligeo,France
1Sogreah, France
2ECE, France
3Renolit Ibérica, Spain

Problems associated with structures through embankment in reservoirs waterproofed with geomembranes. Design and recommendations.
J. J. Ferrán, C. Ferrer, M. Pérez1, M. Redón, F. J. Sánchez, J. B. Torregrosa, F. Zapata2
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
1Vaersa
2Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentación y Agua. Generalitat Valenciana, Spain

Monitoring of geomembrane lining systems with a fibre optics sensor-enabled geotextil
O. Artières, G. Dortland1, L. Exbrayat
TenCate Geosynthetics, France
1TenCate Geosynthetics, The Netherlands

Long-term durability assessment: Evaluation exposed HDPE geomembrane performance after 17 years in service in a water reservoir in Spain
S. Baldauf, C. Tarnowski, B. Weiss
GSE Lining Technology GmbH, Germany

Evolution of HPDE polymeric geosynthetic geomembranes installed in reservoirs
M. Blanco, E. Aguiar1, F. Castillo, J. Soriano, F. García, R. Norniella2, P. García3, B. Mateo
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1BALTEN, Spain
2Navarro Generación S. A., Spain
3Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

Light weight, thin film, flexible photovoltaic attachment solution for geomembranes
A. Filshill, J. Tomlinson1
InterGEO Services, USA
1rTerra, USA

Using of water tight techniques to design pools for building up drinkable water tanks
J. Montero, R. Prieto, F. González1
Ingeniería Civil Internacional, S. A. (INCISA), Spain
1Ingeniería y Control 2005, S. L. (INGECONTROL), Spain

Mechanical behaviour of polyethylene/clay nanocomposites
S. Yeom, S. Cheng, C. Li, Y. G. Hsuan
Drexel University, USA

A mixed Reservoir (Concrete-Earth) waterproofed with Polypropylene Geomembrane in Relleu Township.
J. J. Ferrán, C. Ferrer, M. Pérez1, M. Redón, F. J. Sánchez, J. B. Torregrosa, F. Zapata2
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
1Vaersa
2Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentación y Agua. Generalitat Valenciana, Spain

Ageing of geotextiles in drainage systems- Experimental site of Roissard (Isère, France)
G. Veylon, M. Barthe, Y. H. Faure1, P. Meriaux, A. Bernard, R. Gallo
Irstea, France
1LTHE, France

The influence of geosynthetics colour on the UV resistance performance under natural and lab test conditions
H. Ehrenberg, C. Recker1
NAUE GMBH & Co. KG, Germany
1SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norway

El Saltadero: An experimental field to check the behaviour of synthetic geomembranes under weathering exposure
E. Aguiar, M. Blanco1, T. Vara, F. García1, J. Soriano1, F. Castillo1, A. Martín1, C. García1
BALTEN, Spain
1Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain

COLLOQUIA
13:15 – 14:30 LUNCH
Afternoon
14:30 – 16:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Chairpersons:
Fernando Pardo de Santayana. CEDEX (Spain)
Margarida Pinho Lopes. Universidad de Aveiro (Portugal)

EDUCATIONAL SESSION

An introduction to geosynthetics: descriptions and applications

Russell Jones
United Kingdom

16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 18:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSION

Geosynthetics in reinforced soil structures

Martin Ziegler y Gerhard Bräu
Germany
COCKTAIL


18 September

Morning
08:30 – 9:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Geosynthetics: a remarkable discipline with great achievements in the past and exciting challenges for a bright future

J. P. Giroud
USA
09:30 – 09:45 IGS AWARDS

Jorge Zornberg
USA
09:45 – 10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:15 – 13:15 TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Hydraulic Structures and IV International Symposium on Water Reservoirs

Chairpersons:
Daniel Fayoux. AppliGEO (France)
Grace Hsuan. Universidad de Drexel (USA)


Presentations:

Substitution of the geodrain without removing the geotextile or the geomembrane. A field study of the Bediesta Reservoir. Isla de La Palma
C. Soler, M. Hernández, M. Gracia1, H. Batista2
Dirección General de Aguas. Gobierno de Canarias, Spain
1COENSER, Spain
2Comunidad de Regantes de Los Sauces, Spain

Application of a ballasted geocomposite filter for the stabilisation of the seabed in the Venice Lagoon
D. Cazzuffi, V. Mainieri1
CESI SpA, Italy
1Officine Maccaferri, Italy

Twenty years monitoring the waterproofing of Barranco de Benijos reservoir.
M. Blanco, E. Aguiar1, G. Rico2, L. Pargada2, J. Soriano, A. Leiro, T. Vara1 A. M. Noval
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1BALTEN, Spain
2Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Resistance of polypropylene geotextile woven to acid and alkaline liquids
D. C. Urashima, M. G. A. Guimarães, T. L. C. Vidigal, V. M. Mendonça, C. A. Carvalho
Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Geosynthetic lining for fitting-out stream. Channeling of Culebro stream. Madrid
J. Montero, R. Prieto, F. J. González1
Ingeniería Civil Internacional, S. A. (INCISA), Spain
1Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo, Spain

Several problems connected with HDPE geomembranes when applied to slopes with intermediate berms: Pathologies observed in a specific site study.
J. J. Ferrán, C. Ferrer, M. Pérez1, M. Redón, F. J. Sánchez, J. B. Torregrosa, F. Zapata2
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
1Vaersa
2Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentación y Agua. Generalitat Valenciana, Spain

Centrifuge model tests on the connecting for between composite geomembrane of cofferdam and cutoff wall
B. Li, Y. Cheng, Z. Cheng
Key Laboratory Geotechnical Mechanics and Engineering of the Mechanics and Engineering of the Minister of Water Resources, Changjiang River Research Institute, China

Seam efficiency of polypropylene and polyester to acid and alkaline liquids
D. C. Urashima, M. G. A. Guimarães, T. L. C. Vidigal, V. M. Mendonça, C. A. Carvalho
Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Behaviour of EPDM geomembranes used in the waterproofing of reservoirs.
M. Blanco, E. Aguiar1, F. Castillo, F. García, T. Vara1, J. Soriano, G. Abad2, A. M. Noval
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1BALTEN, Spain
2Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

HDPE geomembrane destructive seam testing, cyclic stress cracking, and action leakage rates: a view from the other side of the pond
I. D. Peggs
I- CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc., USA

Base reinforcement of the provisional platform for the construction of piles screen on the Flix reservoir (Tarragona)
P. Amo, I. Diego, J. Santalla
Huesker Geosintéticos, Spain

Method of stabilization for upgrading of the retention dam of impoundment "Toranica" with geotextiles.
Lj. Dimitrievski, D. Ilievski1, D. Dimitrievski1, B. Bogoevski1, A. Straseski1
Faculty of Civil Engineering Skopje, Macedonia
1GEING Krebs und Kiefer International and others ltd. Skopje, Macedonia

Application of a mixture of soils to create a stable layer of support on the slope in ponds waterproofed with geomembranes. Application a specific case in the reservoir "Conseller Jose Ramon Garcia Anton" in Elche Township (Alicante).
J. J. Ferrán, C. Ferrer, M. Pérez1, M. Redón, F. J. Sánchez, J. B. Torregrosa, F. Zapata2
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
1Vaersa
2Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentación y Agua. Generalitat Valenciana, Spain

Phenolic stabilisers extraction constants of polypropylene geotextiles determination in alkali medium
F. Farcas, B. Fayolle, E. Richaud, M. Azouz
IFSTTAR; Materials Department , Physico-Chemical Behaviour and Durability of Materials Group, France
Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, Processes and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials Research Unit, France

Non woven geotextiles. Relevant parameters: is the weight important?
J. Aguilar
Geotexan, Spain

Optical and scanning electron microscopy as advanced analysis methods to determine the condition of synthetic geomembranes.
J. Soriano, M. Blanco, M. A. García, E. Aguiar1, A. Leiro, M. Rubín de Célix2, B. Mateo, J. Burgos
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1BALTEN, Spain
2Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

Ponds in the Spanish Technical Safety Standards.
S. García-Wolfrum, J. B. Martín
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

COLLOQUIA
13:15 – 14:30 LUNCH
Afternoon
14:30 – 16:00 EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Chairpersons:
Gerhard Bräu. Technische Universität München (Germany)
Isabel Pinto. Universidad de Coimbra (Portugal)

EDUCATIONAL SESSION


Geosynthetics in environmental engineering: applications and design methods

Philippe Delmas
France


16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 18:15 EDUCATIONAL SESSION

Geosynthetics in hydraulic and coastal engineering

Krystian W. Pillarczyk y Adam Bezuijen
The Netherlands

CONGRESS DINNER


19 September

Morning
08:30 – 09:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Performance of geosynthetics for environmental protection in landfills

N. Touze-Foltz
France

09:30 – 10:30 TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Hydraulic Structures and IV International Symposium on Water Reservoirs

Chairpersons:
Juan Carlos de Cea. SPANCOLD (Spain)
Bernat Amat. Firestone Building Products (Belgium)
Juan Bautista Torregrosa. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

Presentations:

Comparative study of three different kinds of geomembranes (PVC-P, HDPE, EPDM) used in the waterproofing of reservoirs.
M. Blanco, N. Touze-Foltz1, L. Pargada2, G. Rico2, E. Aguiar3, F. Castillo, J. Soriano, A. M. Noval
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1IRSTEA, France
2Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
3BALTEN, Spain

Geocomposite drainage applications for RCC armoured earthen dams
A. T. Özer, L. G. Bromwell1
Okan University,Turkey
1AMEC-BCI Inc, USA

Rigid lining systems versus flexible lining systems used in reservoirs and water storage tanks.
J. J. Ferrán, C. Ferrer, M. Pérez1, M. Redón, F. J. Sánchez, J. B. Torregrosa, F. Zapata2
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
1Vaersa
2Consellería de Agricultura, Pesca, Alimentación y Agua. Generalitat Valenciana, Spain

The certainty of total tightness in subject to the quality of waterproofing works
A. Moreno
Siverune-104 S.L., Spain

Comparative study of hydraulic behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners exhumed from a landfill cover and from a dam after several years of service
C. Barral1, N. Touze-Foltz, D. Croissant, E. Loheas
Hydrosystems and bioprocesses Research Unit, Irstea, France
1CNAM, France

Study of the properties of bentonites for their use in clay geosynthetic barriers
A. Leiro, B. Mateo, H. García, M. Blanco, S. Llorente1
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1CETCO, Spain

Waterproofing of walls of concrete dams
G. García, M. A. Solano, P. García
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

COLLOQUIA
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Monitoring of synthetic geomembranes used for waterproofing in hydraulic works
M. Blanco, F. Castillo, F. García, J. C. de Cea1, B. Mateo, S. García-Wolfrum1, R. Solera, C. García
Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales (CEDEX), Spain
1Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Spain

Developments in test methods for the assessment of the long-term performance of cushion geotextiles for liner protection application
W. P. Hornsey, E. M. Gallagher1
Geofabrics Australasia (Pty) Ltd., Australia
1Coffey Geotechnics Ltd., United Kingdom

Geosynthetic application for hydrological and environmental adaptation
J. Montero, J. Picazo, R. Prieto
Ingeniería Civil Internacional, S. A. (INCISA), Spain

Advantages of the use of drainage geocomposites in landfills and water storage ponds
J. Ramírez
Grupo Terratest, Spain

Degradation of bentonites used in geosynthetic clay liners under sulphuric acid condition
Y. Liu, W. P. Gates1 , A. Bouazza
Monash University, Australia
1 Smectech Research Consulting, Australia

Geosynthetics as concrete liner solution for erosion protection of dikes and river and canal Banks against wave attack and flowing water
P. Amo, J. Santalla, E. Gómez
Huesker Geosintéticos, Spain

COLLOQUIA
12:00 – 13:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Geosynthetic-reinforced pavement systems

J. Zornberg
USA
13:00 END OF CONFERENCE

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