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in Geosynthetics

For Women in Geosynthetics

Women in Geosynthetics MISSION is to promote the advancement of women in the geosynthetic industry through EDUCATION, NETWORKING and MENTORING opportunities.

Member Spotlight

Isabel Perez

Isabel Perez

National Category Manager - Subgrade Improvement
Terrafix® Geosynthetics Inc.

Isabel Perez is a Product Manager of Subgrade Improvement at Terrafix Geosynthetics, which is a role that gives her the opportunity to be involved in the design stage up to project completion. Remarkable contributions of her role: deliver Value Engineering designs, address site challenges, and provide technical assistance, tests, and site visits.

WIG News


We're so excited to announce the awesome group of women that will be leading our Women in Geosynthetics Round Table Discussion in February. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting about each individual so you can learn a little bit more about each panelist! Discussion Moderators: Fabiana Arriaga with Geosyntec Consultants, Jordan Wiechmann with IPG - Intertape Polymer Group. Panelists: Tina Oliver with Seaman Corporation, Maya Innis with International Cover Systems, Roxalana Dobransky with Layfield Group, Kristin Sample-Lord with Villanova University. We can't wait to see you all there!

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Monday, Feb. 6, 2023:
1:30-3 pm - Women in Geosynthetics Round Table

3:15-4:30 pm - Technical Session 1 - Applications of Fabricated Geosynthetics:
• PVC Geomembranes in Agricultural Uses
• Carbon Footprint Calculator
• Liner Payment Bases
• Case Study: Lake Forest Reservoir Relining & Floating Cover Fabrication & Installation
• Evapotranspiration v. Engineered Turf Covers for Landfill Final Closure
• EPS Geofoam Done Right: Saving Time and Money

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023:
1:30-3 pm - Panel Discussion 1: How to Write a Good Geomembrane Specification

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023:
8-9:30 am
- Technical Session 2 - Fabricated Geosynthetics for Water Retention Projects:
• Designing & Constructing Geosynthetic Floating Covers for Municipal Water Storage & Treatment
• Operation and Maintenance Guideline for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs
• Case Study: Netherlands Motorway Underpass
• Case Study: Chambers Dam Reservoir Remediation
• PVC-EIA Alloys: Best Choice in Prevention and Protection of Water Resources

9:45–11:15 am - Panel Discussion 2: O&M Manuals for Geosynthetic Lined Water Reservoirs

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Meetings and Events  

WIG Meeting September 2023
September 26, 2023
Shannon Oelker's Presentation
September 26, 2023
WIG Meeting April 2022
April 25, 2022
Women in Geo Round Table Discussion
March 9, 2020
WIG December 12, 2019 Agenda
December 11, 2019
WIG Teleconference September 2019
September 18, 2019