JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, PhD, PE, has been invited to present at GeoAfrica 2009, the first African regional conference on geosynthetic issues. GeoAfrica 2009, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, is being organized by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).
"Geosynthetics play major roles in waste containment, liquid impoundments, reservoirs, road and embankment construction, dams and reservoirs rehabilitation, mining, and a host of other applications, and, as such, have good potential for the development and environmental protection of Africa," said Kwasi. "This conference will provide African engineers, consultants, planners, universities, manufacturers, contractors, and others the opportunity to interact and network with the international community on the numerous applications of geosynthetics for the civil and environmental engineering disciplines."
Kwasi's presentation is entitled "Design and Construction of a Geosynthetic Containment System for the Vertical Expansion of a Closed Unlined Solid Waste Landfill." With over 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience, he specializes in landfill design and permitting, geotechnical investigations and recommendations, containment system design, resident engineering, and construction management.
Kwasi earned his BS in civil engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He earned his MS in geotechnical engineering from Arizona State University and PhD in geotechnical engineering from the University of Florida. He has published more than 30 papers on geotechnical and geosynthetic applications, landfill design, and solid waste issues.