IGS says geosynthetics make significant contributions toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 29th, 2021

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) are a call to action for countries to unite to improve lives and protect the environment, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) said. Its remit is bold—from tackling climate change to supporting gender equality, from responsible production to championing peace and justice worldwide. The IGS […]

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IGS announces Educate the Educators events for 2021

March 25th, 2021

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) announced it had allocated funding in the society’s 2021 budget for Educate the Educators events in the following countries: EgyptSouth AfricaColumbiaChileHondurasVietnamMalaysiaRomaniaItalyGermanyUK While not all events can take place in person, the IGS hopes virtual initiatives will continue to educate, inform and inspire. Alongside this, the recently-formed IGS Foundation (IGSF) continues […]

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IGS launches Sustainability Committee

December 3rd, 2020

A new International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) committee has been created to further the understanding and use of geosynthetics in making a more sustainable world. The IGS Sustainability Committee was formed during a recent virtual meeting of IGS officers and Council Committee members. Chaired by IGS Vice President Nathalie Touze, the new body aims to improve […]

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IGS sets plans for 2021

November 16th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) officers and council committee members met online recently to confirm developments and set priorities for the year ahead. Highlights during the virtual meetings included official confirmation of the IGS’s new charitable body, the IGS Foundation. The organization aims to improve the learning and adoption of geosynthetics worldwide. It will build on […]

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IGS invites nominations for renowned Giroud Lecture

August 13th, 2020

One of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS’s) most prestigious lecture opportunities for talented individuals in the geosynthetics industry is now open for nominations. Nominations are being invited for consideration to deliver the flagship IGS Giroud Lecture at the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome in September 2022. Established in 1994 and first awarded […]

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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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Call for Candidates for IGS Council open

January 7th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold midterm elections in 2020. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect seven council members. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 5, 2020. The IGS encourages any IGS member who is interested in furthering the IGS […]

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$1 million to boost geosynthetics education?

October 16th, 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 […]

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IGS announces 2020 Chinese geosynthetics conference and expo

September 6th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society announced the 10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics and 2020 International Exhibition on Geosynthetics Products and Equipment will be held in Chengdu, China, May 27– 31, 2020. The meeting is organized by Southwest Jiaotong University under the auspices of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics and Chinese Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society. […]

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IGS to host workshops on stabilization and hydraulics in Prague

August 9th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will sponsor two workshops, “The Stabilization Function of Geosynthetics” and “Relationship between Testing and Design for Hydraulic Functions,” Nov. 10–13, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic. IGS invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals everywhere to participate in its next set of high-level technical workshops. Organized by the IGS Technical Committee on […]

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