Conferences and Teaching Courses

Instructor 2015-2017 for State of California Water Board related to the design and construction review of containment liner systems for major lined facilities including landfills, ponds, and building underliners.  Instructed included 2-day courses, webinars, and individual consultation.

Instructor, 2001 to present, for ASCE 2-day Short Course on Design of Waste Containment Liner and Final Closure Systems presented 2-4 times per year at major cities across the nation.

Instructor, 2013, 1-day course at IFAI “Geosynthetics 2013” Conference in April 2013, Long Beach, CA.  Course subject: the Design of Waste Containment Systems.

Instructor, 2012, 1/2-day course at Geoamericas Conference in Lima, Peru (on behalf of CETCO) May 2012.  Also member of GM Seam discussion lead by Ian Peggs.

Instructor, 2011, 1/2- day course for the Landfill Interest Group in South Africa, October 2011, Durban, South Africa.  Course subject: the Slope Stability of Lined Containment Systems.

Instructor, 2011, 1-day course at IFAI/ASCE “Geofrontiers” Conference in March 2011, Dallas, TX.  Course subject: the Design of Waste Containment Systems.

Instructor, 2010, 1-day course at 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics in May 2010, Guaruja, Brazil.  Course subject: the Geosynthetics in Mining.

Instructor, 2010, 1/2- day course at 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics in May 2010, Guaruja, Brazil.  Course subject: the Slope Stability of Lined Containment Systems.

Instructor, 2009, ½-day course at IFAI Geo ‘09 Conference in Salt Lake City,  Feb 2009.

Instructor, 2008, 1-day course at IFAI Geoamericas Conference in Cancun, March 2008.

Instructor, 2008, 1-day course at IFAI Geosynthetics Conference in January 2008, Washington, DC.  Course subject: the Design of Waste Containment Systems.

Instructor, March 2006, 1-day course at University of Nevada-Reno on the Design of Waste Containment Systems.

Instructor, 2004, 1-day course at Boise State University (0.8 CEUs) on the Design of Waste Containment Systems.

Instructor, GSE Seminar Geosynthetics for Advanced Solutions, Seattle, Oct. 2000

Instructor, GSE In-house training seminar, Spearfish, WY May, 1999

Instructor, IFAI short course on Design of Liner Systems, Geo ’03, February 2003, Atlanta.

Instructor, CETCO GCL University, presented Dec 2003 for CETCO in-house training in Chicago; June 2004 Madison; Nov 2004 Sacramento; May 2006 Atlanta; May 2010 Phoenix (for DEQ); Jan 2011 Reno; April 2012 Wash DC, August 2012 Costa Mesa CA.

Instructor, TENAX drainage course, Concord, CA Nov 2003; Irvine Dec 2003.

Technical Co-Chairman for "Geosynthetics '97" held in Long Beach, CA March 1997.

Chairman for “Geosynthetics ‘99” held in Boston, MA  in April 1999.

Chairman for “Geosynthetics 2001” held in Portland, OR in February 2001.

On the technical organizing committees for “Geo ‘07” held in Washington DC, Jan 2007, and “Geoamericas ‘08” held in Cancun, March 2008.