IGS-NA cosponsors Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference

October 1, 2020

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 on geosynthetic applications in mill tailings and mine waste. The Tailings and …

IGS-NA holds workshop at Geosynthetics Conference 2020

June 1, 2020

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: Boyd Ramsey of Boyd Ramsey Consulting, Professor Michael Pluimer of the …

Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1, 2020

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 sponsoring organization of the Geosynthetics Conference 2020: CASE STUDIES, …

IGS-NA news: Educate the Educators 2019 a success

February 1, 2020

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 materials to equip university instructors to offer effective geosynthetics content as …

$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16, 2019

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 nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals and businesses to make one-off …

McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

August 1, 2019

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 of directors on geosynthetics in …

McCartney letter and IGS-NA happenings

June 1, 2019

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), Bruno Herlin (vice president), Tim Stark (vice president), John …

Public to choose winners of IGS photo contest, vote now

August 16, 2018

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 photos at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YVCWT8Q. Voting closes on August 31.

IGS releases new edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’

August 9, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the “Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.” The objective of this document is to be a generic guide and aid to those writing geosynthetic specifications. The guide will provide information that is useful to those who use specifications, buyers of geosynthetics and installers. The …

IGS-NA focuses on the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, service award and webinars

August 1, 2018

In this edition of the IGS-NA News column, the board of directors gives a special thank-you to John Allen for putting together a strong list of speakers for our educational webinars this year. IGS-NA supports Geosynthetics Conference 2019 The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) supports the next edition of the long-running …