Use of Geosynthetics for More Resilient Infrastructure

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Natural catastrophes, e.g. extreme weather conditions or destructive seismic events, can cause enormous damage or the collapse of infrastructure objects, resulting even in heavy losses of human lives. Typically, engineered slopes and bridges are a very sensitive part of the infrastructure, particularly exposed to climate-change. Geotechnical damage with multiplying effects is normally caused by heavy rainfalls and storms leading to floods and consequent scouring of infrastructure objects.