The Zero Leaks movement continues to gain momentum with a feature article in Geosynthetics Magazine, which I had the honor of co-authoring with Abigail Gilson-Beck.
I had no idea the article would be featured on the front page, nor that Todd Berger would use his editorial column to further highlight the Zero Leaks movement and debate that is raging in the industry.
Todd correctly identifies Zero Leaks as a “minefield” in his editorial, which can be found here.
In recent years, Zero Leaks has been one of the hottest topics of discussion in the geosynthetics industry. There have been multiple professional papers and panel discussions at industry conferences touting (and debating) this subject.
Many of us in the industry have been saying for years now that Zero Leaks is not only possible, it should be the standard. There have been plenty of arguments against this, with budget being one of the primary considerations.
In our article, Abigail and I present not only a sample budget that includes the tools required to achieve Zero Leaks, but also the value of incorporating these tools.
Not only has Zero Leaks been done, it has been repeated. I believe there is no debate about whether achieving Zero Leaks is valuable to our communities; the debate is simply how to get there.
I encourage you to pick up a copy of Geosynthetics Magazine and read the article for yourself – and send me your feedback!