Membrane Lined Water Storages

Mr Matthew Duthy

Geomembrane lined earth bank storages are a cost efficient and technically effective means of storing water in regional and remote areas, such as for country potable water supply, viticulture irrigation and for process water and potable water at mine sites. For potable water storages, a floating geomembrane cover is usually also provided. The presentation will give a general overview of the various components of a geomembrane lined earth bank storage, including earthworks, liner, cover, leakage collection and drainage, and inlet, outlet and overflow works. The design and construction of these works will be outlined, making reference to the presenter’s experience on various geomembrane lined water storage projects.

About the speaker

Mr Matthew Duthy Technical Director for Geotechnical Engineering, GHD

Matthew Duthy is a technical director for geotechnical engineering with GHD. He has over 31 years’ experience in civil engineering consulting, mostly in Australia but also including periods living and working in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Most of his experience has been in the areas of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering investigation, analysis, design and construction supervision for a wide range of infrastructure projects. Matthew has a particular interest in the geotechnical engineering of dams and related hydraulic structures, and is an associate member of ANCOLD. Matthew also has a keen interest in engineering education and professional development, and is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

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