IGS elects leaders

July 19th, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North America has elected Sam Allen as new president of the IGS and Edoardo Zannoni as vice president, making him IGS’s first vice president from South Africa. Allen, Zannoni and eight newly elected council members will begin their terms this September and serve until 2026. Outgoing IGS President Chungsik Yoo […]

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Montreal to host 13ICG

April 25th, 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) chose Montreal to host 13ICG, to be held Sept. 13–16, 2026, in Canada for the first time. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced that Montreal, Que., Canada, has been selected to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13ICG) in 2026. The bidding process began last August, when IGS President Chungsik […]

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IGS-NA publishes call for applications for Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

November 15th, 2021

The North American chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS-NA) launched a new student fellowship program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to ASTM International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in the two professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), IGS-NA and the ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. […]

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USUCGER launches Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

October 15th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar Corp. The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) launched a new student Testing Innovation Fellowship Program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in our professional organizations. The fellowship program will be jointly supported by the […]

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IGS-NA elects new officers and board liaisons

June 1st, 2021

The latest IGS North America (IGS-NA) general assembly took place on Feb. 22 during the 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference. The society’s new president, John Allen, accepted the gavel that was passed from Dr. John S. McCartney, president, 2019–21. The new board and industry liaisons were announced and started their activities on the same date. The […]

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Update from IGS-NA

April 1st, 2021

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 the best vehicle for disseminating research on geosynthetics, as it connects […]

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IGS-NA cosponsors Tailings and Mine Waste 2020 conference

October 1st, 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 […]

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IGS-NA holds workshop at Geosynthetics Conference 2020

June 1st, 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 […]

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Letter from the IGS-NA chair

April 1st, 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, […]

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IGS-NA news: Educate the Educators 2019 a success

February 1st, 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 […]

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