IGS-NA elects new officers and board liaisons

June 1, 2021  |  IGS-NA

The latest IGS North America (IGS-NA) general assembly took place on Feb. 22 during the 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference.
Update from IGS-NA

April 1, 2021  |  IGS-NA

by John Allen The IGS North America (IGS-NA) board is working diligently on diversity within its membership and representatives. The organization is expanding the number of liaisons to the board to include all the major North American technical societies that influence geosynthetics. IGS-NA provides…
IGS-NA cosponsors Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference

October 1, 2020  |  IGS-NA

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) board is pleased to announce our cosponsorship of the virtual Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference, Nov. 15–18, 2020. This conference carries a strong geosynthetics short course and technical track focused…
IGS-NA holds workshop at Geosynthetics Conference 2020

June 1, 2020  |  IGS-NA

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) held a technical and social session at the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES in North Charleston, S.C. The chapter would like to express our sincere gratitude to our volunteers that made this session happen: Boy…
Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1, 2020  |  IGS-NA

The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) had a productive 2019, and we are looking forward to several exciting activities in 2020. We held the third installment of Educate the Educators in December 2019 in La Jolla, Calif.  In addition, IGS-NA was a sponsor…
IGS-NA news: Educate the Educators 2019 a success

February 1, 2020  |  IGS-NA

By John McCartney The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) held another successful Educate the Educators (EtE) event at the University of California in San Diego (La Jolla), Dec. 9–10, 2019. EtE is designed to provide specialized, hands-on training and lecture…
$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16, 2019  |  IGS-NA

Global geosynthetics research, education and training could receive an incredible uplift thanks to a new fundraising body. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a n…
McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1, 2019  |  IGS-NA

IGS North America (IGS-NA) welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board voted to add Kate Patterson of Klohn Crippen Berger as a co-opted board member. Patterson is a civil and water resources engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and brings a new perspective to the board…
McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1, 2019  |  IGS-NA, News

By John McCartney I am excited to start my two-year term as the president of IGS North America. I am joined by an active and engaged set of board members, including John Allen (president-elect), Ranjiv Gupta (treasurer), Ben Leshchinsky (secretary and vice president), Kate Patterson (vice president…
Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16, 2018  |  Events, IGS-NA, News

The public voting period for the inaugural Young Members Committee of the IGS Photo Competition is open. After a fantastic response from members all over the world, an independent judging panel have shortlisted eight finalists. Public voting will now decide the winner. Please vote for your favorite …