IGS North America: New board of directors, big agenda

February 1, 2023  |  IGS-NA

As this issue of Geosynthetics is released, IGS North America (IGS-NA) will be announcing its new board of directors. Elections took place in January 2023. The official passing of the gavel takes place at the in-person IGS-NA chapter meeting at Geosynthetics Conference in Kansas City, Mo. (February …
Virtual and in-person events 2022-2026

October 1, 2022  |  IGS-NA

IGS North America (IGS-NA) continues its extremely active period of development. We welcome the involvement of Geosynthetics magazine’s readership. If you are not already a member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and one of its chapters, we strongly encourage you to make 2023 the y…
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…