About IGS

What We Are

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. We are registered as a non-profit corporation.

Who We Are

IGS is a global community of 4,000 members including corporate, individual and student members, with a shared passion for what geosynthetics can achieve. With 45 chapters worldwide, it’s easy to connect with us locally.

What We Do

We provide greater understanding of geosynthetic technology and promote its appropriate use throughout the world.

What We Believe

We believe that geosynthetics can make a fundamental contribution to meeting societal challenges through sustainable technological and engineering solutions.

How We Are Run

We are run by our members for the purpose of greater scientific and technological understanding, and promoting responsible practices, which ultimately benefit our membership, the industry and the communities they serve.

Early Beginnings

We can trace our roots back to 1977 and the first International Conference on Geotextiles in Paris.

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