Entries by Boyd Ramsey

Ramsey to speak on Geosynthetics Sustainability at Delft University

In conjunction with an IGS Foundation Board of Trustees meeting I will be speaking at a symposium at Delft University in the Netherlands on May 14, 2024. My topic is ” Sustainable use of geosynthetics in landfill and hydraulic applications world-wide”. I am honored by the invitation and hope that this will help to move […]

Sustainability performance 2023

So how did I do last year?…well, better, but still not good enough. On a personal basis, I am relatively content. I dramatically reduced automobile usage in 2023, converting to train for several trips that I would have driven prior, as well as reducing the overall volume of travel. Lots of video conferencing and only […]

12th International Congress on Geosynthetics – Rome

In September, I attended the 12th International Congress on Geosynthetics, the flagship event of the International Geosynthetics Society. In addition to presenting a paper – “White Polyethylene Geomembrane: Forensic and Laboratory Evidence for Superior Durability” , co-authored with Adam Maskal of Solmax, I received an IGS Service Award, recognizing my contributions to the IGS. It […]

Ramsey was to deliver Ethics lecture

I was scheduled to deliver my sixth ethics lecture and discussion at an FGI webinar in June. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled as I refused to accept edits to my presentation….well, shit! Convicted? No, I was never convicted….

2022 Sustainability review – Boyd Ramsey

At the end of 2022, I feel compelled to spend some time and words on my personal sustainability progress this year.  A bit of good news is that this topic tends to be in the forefront of my thoughts and my conscious decision making, at least more so than in the past years.  I still […]

Sustainability update #5

I continue to extend my efforts in personal (and industry) sustainability.  I have made a second trip to Australia and again offset my CO2 emissions.  I write this from a hotel in the USA on my third and likely final trip of the year.  I continue to struggle with the conflicting need to “physically see […]

Ramsey Australia travel and GeoANZ #1

I was very pleased to be in Australia for 2 months this year in June and July. The initial focus of my trip was my participation in GEOANZ #1, which was held in Brisbane. It was a very good event. In addition to the strong technical content, it was wonderful to see colleagues in person […]