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FGI offers fabricated geomembranes short course
— The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) hosts “Constructing with Fabricated Geomembranes – Flexibility and Superior Performance,” its popular short course, on Oct. 15, 2010, in Denver. This course is ideal for those involved with the design, construction, operation, and closure of landfills, lagoons, secondary containment, ponds, decorative applications, and corrective action activities at closed sites. For more information, visit

Plastic Pipes conference expands scope and coverage
— The Plastic Pipes XV conference (PPXV), organized by the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA), will be held Sept. 20-22, 2010, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Because PPXV expects more attendees this year, the conference has increased from 2-1/2 days to 3 full days of concurrent session presentations. More than 500 delegates representing 45 countries are anticipated to attend this bi-annual event which is only held in North America every four years. Speakers will present on topics ranging from energy and irrigation, to installation practices and material advancements. For more information, visit

Dwayne Stenlund, MS, CPESC, CPRM, wins 2010 Presenter of the Year Award
— The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) awarded Dwayne Stenlund, MS, CPESC, CPRM, with the Presenter of the Year Award for his course “Concrete Management Best Practices in Minnesota” at Environmental Connection 2010 in Dallas. This award recognizes an outstanding presenter that demonstrates excellence in presentation skills, educational delivery, and content preparation. The winner is determined through the review of presenter evaluations received at IECA’s annual conference and expo. For more information, visit

Society of Women Engineers releases comprehensive review of engineering and technology literature
— As part of its yearlong 60th anniversary celebration, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) released a comprehensive review of the most impactful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related literature. The compilation spans the past nine years of SWE Magazine’s annual reviews of social science literature on women in engineering. For more information, visit

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