Worldwide, the disposal of waste materials is an increasing problem which demands greater landfill capacity. It is important to recognize that a landfill is not just a ‘dump’ for waste, but a living organism, bringing constantly changing engineering challenges. Construction of landfills is an important activity to ensure proper disposal of waste materials.
Climate change is causing Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, creating huge glacial lakes that could burst their banks and devastate mountain communities. Imja Tsho a glacial lake located at 5010m altitude was identified as potentially hazardous, and one of the six lakes in danger of bursting.
The use of Geomembrane MacLine SDH HDPE has been recommended.
The slope, as well as bed of the pond, was lined with a geomembrane solution.