Geosynthetics restore Gulf Coast
Specialty Fabrics Review | September 2012
A new Duke University study, “Geosynthetics: Coastal Management Applications in the Gulf of Mexico,” details how the emerging geosynthetics industry can create jobs benefitting nearly 200 employee locations in 36 states, including more than 72 in the five gulf states and 24 in Louisiana.
Increased investment in ecosystem restoration, flood prevention and erosion control is expected through the recently approved RESTORE Act, which will stimulate more local projects using geosynthetic materials. The report, funded by the Environmental Defense Fund and The Walton Family Foundation, is a study of 84 firms involved in the geosynthetics supply chain.