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Nov
28
Sat
88th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams and Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams and River (ICOLD) @ India Expo Centre
Nov 28 – Dec 3 all-day
88th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams and Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams and River (ICOLD) @ India Expo Centre

IGS is proud to announce that ICOLD, the International Commission on Large Dams, has included the IGS Keynote Lecture on the topic “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins using Geosynthetics” in the technical session under the theme Advances in the Rehabilitation of Dams and Appurtenant works of the ICOLD-2020 conference in Delhi on 26th September 2020.

IGS has designated Prof. K. Rajagopal to deliver the Keynote Lecture.

K. Rajagopal is Professor at the Geotechnical Engineering Division of IIT Madras, India, and is presently serving as Co-Chair of the IGS Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H).

The ICOLD-2020 conference, 88th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams, will be held at the India Expo Centre in India’s National Capital Region of New Delhi, on September 26 – October 1, 2020. More info at www.ICOLD2020.org

(Click here for the second bulletin of the ICOLD-2020 conference)

The Keynote Lecture that will be presented at ICOLD-2020 is part of the continuous effort of IGS aimed at increasing the technical interchange with Sister Societies.

ICOLD, the leading technical society in the field of large dams, has welcomed the possibility to show the applications of geosynthetics in the important sector of Dams and River Basins.

IGS invites all members to attend the ICOLD-2020 conference and the IGS Keynote Lecture that will be delivered by Prof. K. Rajagopal.

Jan
1
Fri
International Conference on “Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems” in Honour of Prof. Erol Guler (ISGPEG2021) @ Bogazici University, Istanbul - Turkey
Jan 1 – Jan 2 all-day
International Conference on "Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems" in Honour of Prof. Erol Guler (ISGPEG2021) @ Bogazici University, Istanbul - Turkey

++ ISGPEG 2021 was postponed due to Covid-19. New event dates will be released soon.

Dear Colleaques,

As the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on “Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems” in Honour of Prof.Erol Guler (ISGPEG2020)” at the Bogazici University in Istanbul-Turkey. This conference aims to gather a broad range of recent innovations in geotechnical engineering; testing, modelling, monitoring, field applications and risk analysis under the main topics of geotechnical engineering, geosynthetics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and environmental geotechnics.

During this conference we will be happy to honor the distinguished professor of civil engineering – Prof. Erol Guler which is known as the leading geosynthetics scientist in Turkey. Professor Guler has made valuable contributions to geotechnical engineering in general and to the use of geosynthetics specifically in Turkey and throughout the World. He was instrumented in both research and also in the design of many geotechnical projects.

We are looking forward to seeing academicians, students, manufacturers, practitioners and designers in the geotechnical field at the ISGPEG2020 Conference. We want to extend a special invitation to engineers in general contracting firms, who will widely benefit from the Conference by learning more about the innovative solutions in geotechnical engineering to provide extraordinary financial and technical advantages.

We can guarantee that the ISGPEG2020 Conference will be an opportunity for all who attend to experience a valuable technical program, a magnificent city, and the essence of warm Turkish hospitality. The ISGPEG2020 will be valuable to geotechnical researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

We are looking forward to meet you in Istanbul on June 11-12, 2020 to discuss creative and cost effective innovative solutions to geotechnical problems.

Ayşe Edinçliler
Conference Chair

Apr
8
Thu
3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG (3rd EUROENGEO2020) @ Aegli Zappiou
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day
3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG (3rd EUROENGEO2020) @ Aegli Zappiou

UPDATE: The 3rd EUROENGEO conference has changed dates! The new dates for the event are: 8-12 April 2021.

The gathering marks the 3rd European Regional Conference of IAEG. It will be hosted in Athens, Greece, by the IAEG National Group of Greece. This European regional conference of IAEG will be the first in almost 12 years (the last being in Torino). Considering that almost half of the members and National Groups (NGs) of IAEG are from the European region, it was decided that a regional conference initiative could succeed with such a strong scientific and professional community in the same area.

More details about the 3rd European Regional Conference are available on the event website: http://euroengeo2020.org

HIGHLIGHT: The next Richard Wolters Prize competition will be presented by IAEG at the conference.

May
16
Sun
EuroGeo 7 – 7th European Geosynthetics Congress
May 16 – May 19 all-day
EuroGeo 7 - 7th European Geosynthetics Congress

We are pleased to invite you to the 7th EuroGeo conference, to be held in Warsaw, Poland in 2021. Poland is a country with more than a thousand years of recorded history and has a strong European identity. The country was first to free itself from communist domination in 1989 and is now fully democratic and a member of the European Union. Poland is a leader in infrastructure development in the region, which has resulted in many extraordinary projects. Warsaw, with its central location, is an ideal base for exploring the country. Today, the city is a dynamic cultural and business centre, with strong links not only to Western Europe but also to the East. PSG-IGS, a Polish Chapter of IGS is young but thriving organization successfully cooperating with several chapters within Central Europe. It is an honour to host such a prestigious conference in Warsaw and We sincerely believe that the sessions will prove to be a success. Come to Warsaw, bring your family and enjoy your stay in our capital and help us to make this Conference not only scientifically profitable but also an unforgettable event.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Dr. Jacek Kawalec – Chairman

Jakub Bryk – Vice Chair

Dr. Jolanta Dąbrowska – Secretary General

 

May
23
Sun
4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG)
May 23 – May 26 all-day
4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG)

The 4th ICTG 2020 is organized as a specialty conference of ISSMGE TC 202 on Transportation Geotechnics with the member society support and sponsorship of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute, Transportation Research Board (TRB), International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), and through efforts of the local organizing committee at UIUC.  The 4th ICTG 2020 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, 301 E North Water Street, in Chicago, Illinois on August 30–September 2, 2020. 

The main objective of the 4th ICTG conference in 2020 will be to apply broad engineering to bridge the gap between Pavement/Railway Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering and to promote co-operation and exchange of information and knowledge about the geotechnical aspects for addressing challenges in design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and upgrading of roads, railways, airfields and harbor facilities and other ground transportation infrastructure with the goal of providing safe, economic, environmental, reliable and sustainable infrastructures.

The 4th ICTG 2020 Conference Themes

  • Mechanistic-empirical design (road, railways, airfields and harbor facilities)
  • Optimized geomaterial (including hydraulically bound materials and asphalt mixtures) use, reuse and recycling in road embankments and structural layers
  • Sustainability in transportation geotechnics
  • Rail track substructures, including transition zones, and transportation geodynamics
  • Stabilization and reinforcement of geomaterials and its implications in pavement and rail track design
  • Geosynthetics in transportation applications
  • Subsurface sensing for transportation infrastructure
  • Smart and connected transportation infrastructure, including Macro and Nanotechnology applied to transportation geotechnics
  • Intelligent construction in earthworks technology and management
  • Climatic effects on geomaterial behavior related to mechanics of unsaturated transportation foundations
  • Slope stability, stabilization, and asset management
  • Effect of climate change
  • Harbor geotechnics
  • Case histories

Jun
22
Tue
13 International Symposium on Landslides @ Las Americas Hotel Convention Center
Jun 22 – Jun 26 all-day
13 International Symposium on Landslides @ Las Americas Hotel Convention Center

In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society (CGS) cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in XIII ISL:  http://www.scg.org.co/xiii-isl/index.html

Jul
12
Mon
GeoIngenieria @ Delfines Hotel & Convention Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
GeoIngenieria @ Delfines Hotel & Convention Center

The IGS will be one of three organizations holding parallel conferences at the congress in Peru, with APGEO (Peruvian Association of Geotechnics) and COPEGP (Peruvian Committee of Large Dams), together creating a fascinating forum to further the understanding and discussion of Peruvian engineering.

Oct
17
Sun
10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10)
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day
10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10)

The 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10) will be held in Arlington, Virginia, USA on November 15-18, 2020. It’s under the auspice of ISSMGE TC-213 committee on scour and erosion. It is sponsored by the ASCE Geo-Institute and organized by the Geo-Institute’s Geotechnics of Soil Erosion committee. The conference occurs biannually and the theme of the ICSE-10 is “Understanding scour and erosion processes and improving countermeasure design through integration of hydraulics and geotechnics.” The 4-day conference will include short courses, keynote lectures, technical sessions, panel discussion, and a technical trip to FHWA’s hydraulic laboratory and geotechnical laboratory. Detailed conference information can be found at the ICSE website: https://www.2020icse.org.

Nov
22
Mon
GeoAsia 2021 – 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Taipei International Conference Center (TICC)
Nov 22 – Nov 26 all-day

Dear Friends,
It is my great happiness to inform you that the 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAsia7) will be held on November 22-26 2021 at the Taipei International Conference Center (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan. The main theme of GeoAsia7 is Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. Several subjects on modern geosynthetic technologies and activities will be covered to encompass the main theme. GeoAsia7 is organized by the Chinese Taipei Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society.

As the Chairman of the GeoAsia7 Organizing Committee, I cordially welcome your participation and kind support at this coming event in 2021. As to the technical programs, social events, and other available information of the conference, please visit the conference website (http://www.geoasia7.org/), we will keep it frequently updated.

Taiwan, the hosting country, is located in the geographical center of East Asia. With frequent flights, it is conveniently reached from most of the Asian cities. During the conference, all the guests can experience some of the finest Chinese cuisine, bustling nightlife (24-hour convenient stores, Internet cafes, restaurants, bars and night markets), efficient transportation that brings visitors exploring the beauty of nature within a short time. Taiwan is one of the safest places to visit. Taiwanese are friendly, kind-hearted and helpful. Taiwanese are always ready to welcome you with great hospitality. In the end, with our open arms and warmest regards, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to experience this great event and enjoy the dynamics of Taiwan.

Professor Chiwan Wayne Hsieh, Ph.D.
Chairman, Organizing Committee of GeoAsia7

Do not miss out on the largest conference of geosynthetics in Asia!

Feb
21
Mon
GeoAfrica 2021 – 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
GeoAfrica 2021 - 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics

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 in 2022. As a newly formed chapter of IGS, we are excited to initiate our activities with this important regional conference as a seed for future activities of IGSE. We are eager to host this event and look forward to regional and international participation from academics, consultants, producers, contractors, and project owners. The main aim of the conference is to engage regional and international experts to raise awareness of technical advances, participate in joint activities, exchange experiences, and build bridges. The event shall be held at one of the most inviting locations along the river Nile in Cairo. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the conference dates have been postponed from the original dates in October 2021 to 21-24 February 2022.

The use of geosynthetics in infrastructures and mega projects has immensely increased in Egypt and the region in recent years. Projects including major expansions of highways and railroads in challenging soil conditions, new cities and urban centers, industrial and commercial zones, ports, tank farms, landfills, mine tailings, and major utilities have seen extensive use of geosynthetic products in various applications. We have therefore chosen a conference theme to be “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructures and Mega Projects”.

We are pleased to announce that abstract submission is open. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November, 2020.

Stay tuned for further updates. We look forward to hosting you in February 2022. 

Conference Steering Committee

Prof. Fatma Baligh
Prof. Rami El-Sherbiny
Prof. Marawan Shahin
Eng. John Eriam