A new name and other exciting changes

October 1st, 2022

As fall and winter approach, so do the many expos and conferences Advanced Textiles Association and Geosynthetics participate in. In mid-October our very own IFAI Expo, co-located with Sun Shading Expo North America, will take place October 12 through 14 in Charlotte, N.C. GMA Fall 2022 Lobby Days in Washington, D.C., follows on November 15 […]

Read More

IGS offers response to European Commission on microplastics, geosynthetics

May 24th, 2022

Photos courtesy of Ace Geosynthetics and IFAI’s IAA The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) calls on the European Commission to fully understand the enormous sustainability benefits of geosynthetics when considering how to reduce microplastics in the environment. Geosynthetics are part of the solution. The IGS submitted its response to a European Commission public consultation on microplastics last week. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

Read More

Geosynthetics support circular economy

March 18th, 2022

Geosynthetics support circular economy by helping to reuse and recycle waste materials, and by reducing the carbon footprint of sites Geogrids at a sewage treatment plant help reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. The circular economy is an essential response to the growing scarcity and cost of natural resources, and […]

Read More

International Geosynthetics Society announces call for candidates for IGS Council and officers

December 24th, 2021

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold elections in 2022. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect nine council members, a president and a vice president. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 3, 2022. The council is the governing body of the IGS, […]

Read More

International Geosynthetics Society launches Young Member Competition for 12th ICG

December 9th, 2021

Colosseum Amphitheater in Rome, Italy. Photograph courtesy Ank Kumar. Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Member Committee has set in motion the prestigious Young Member Competition for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG), Sept. 17–21, 2023, in Rome, Italy. Ten of the world’s best young researchers […]

Read More

4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics moved to 2023

June 23rd, 2021

The International Geosynthetic Society in Egypt (IGSE) is pleased to announce that the 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics shall take place in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 20–23, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference dates have been postponed from the original dates in October 2021. As a newly formed chapter of IGS, IGSE is […]

Read More

IGS launches university lecture series

June 9th, 2021

Students can hear from some of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS’s) most eminent experts via new university lecture series videos. The 30- to 60-minute recorded talks aim to widen access to and understanding of geosynthetics for those at the start of their engineering careers, particularly senior undergraduates and graduate students. The content has been developed […]

Read More

IGS offers webinar on geomembrane behavior in mining

May 7th, 2021

Learn about the effects of acidic and alkali conditions on geomembrane performance in mining solutions at an upcoming IGS webinar on May 26 at 9 p.m. EDT. The IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) is set to host Dr. Fady B. Abdelaal, who will talk about “Long-Term Performance of Different Polymeric Geomembranes in Extreme High […]

Read More