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XXIX Italian National Conference on Geosynthetics (Bologna, 18 October 2018)

The XXIX Italian National Conference on Geosynthetics was held on 18th October 2018 in Bologna, giving excellent results in terms of both number of registered attendees and quality of presented

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IGS Young Members: Down to Earth – An Interview with IGS President, Professor Chungsik Yoo, PhD

In this edition of the regular feature, the young members committee interviewed the recently elected president of the IGS. Name / Institution: Dr. Chungsik Yoo, PhD., Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.

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Two for a Few with Dr. Laura Carbone and Elizabeth Peggs

 During the 11ICG, Dr. Laura Carbone, Chair of the IGS Young Members Committee interviewed Elizabeth Peggs, the outgoing IGS Secretary (2010-2018) & retired Director of Geosynthetica (2000-2018).  

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Mercer Lecture Dates Announced

Dr Kerry Rowe will present the next Mercer Lecture at three major conferences in Iceland, South Africa and the USA, in 2019 and 2020. Dr Rowe will discuss the use

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15th meeting of ISO/TC 221 “Geosynthetics” and WGs 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 London 2-4 October 2018

The International technical standardization committee on Geosynthetics (ISO/TC 221) organised its annual meeting this year in London, at the BSI headquarters, on kind invitation of the British geosynthetics industry. The

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IGS Students Awards: 2018 to 2021

The success of the IGS Student Award program will continue, now with its 8th award period of 2018 to 2021. The Awards will be assigned in the years 2020-2021 and

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GIGSA Hosts Successful Education Week

The Geosynthetic Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), the South African Chapter of the IGS, hosted a successful Education Week from the 2nd to the 6th July 2018. The week

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Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Italian Translation

 The IGS is pleased to offer the Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development video in Italian. Translating the Sustainability Video into every IGS Chapter’s official language has been an initiative of

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Announcement of GeoAfrica 2021

During the IGS Council plenary session in Seoul, Korea, the newly formed Egyptian Chapter of IGS (IGSE) was selected to host GeoAfrica 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. GeoAfrica 2021, the 4th

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Student Award Paper Spotlight: Physical Modelling of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soils Spanning Voids

Talia S. da Silva presented a paper on physical modelling of geosynthetic reinforced soils spanning voids, and won the student award competition at EuroGeo 6. This paper presented an experimental