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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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 […]

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IGS offers introductory geosynthetics videos

March 2nd, 2022

IGS offers introductory geosynthetics videos for students/educators to learn more about/to learn to teach about geosynthetics. Installation of geocells. Photograph courtesy of BTL Liners The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) released online videos aimed at exposing undergraduate civil engineering students to geosynthetics and at providing tools for geotechnical/civil engineering professors to teach about geosynthetics. An introduction […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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