In th first half of 2023, I delivered lectures at the USA Geosynthetics Kansas City event and a Keynote lecture at the IGS Morocco chapter event held in Marrakesh. Both focused on barrier materials and advanced usage techniques. The Morocco event was held immediately following an Educate the Educators event held to instruct 21 Moroccan professors on how to add geosynthetic content to their universities curriculum.
Flight CO2 emissions were offset with the appropriate donations, but I continue to worry that this is not a sufficient balance and encourage more video conferencing and less physical travel. I realize that there is less impact via video than by “being there” but environmentally it may be “worth it”.