Queens University

Malek Bouazza Lecture

Keynote Title

Geoenvironmental Implications of PFAS in landfill


A professor and Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and past president of the IGS, Rowe served for 25 years as editor of the journal Geotextiles and Geomembranes. He has published extensively, including two books and has 40 years of research into geosynthetics and barrier systems. He has consulted on over 180 containment projects including landfills and remediation projects from the Arctic to the Antarctic.  A recipient of numerous awards, he has given the most prestigious lectures in the field including the Giroud, Rankine, Karl Terzaghi and Mercer Lectures.  His contributions to environmental geotechnics have been recognized by the ISSMGE R. Kerry Rowe Lecture and his contributions to barrier system engineering by the IGS Kerry Rowe Lecture.