Technical Committees

The IGS’ Technical Committees (TCs) promote the knowledge, design and methodologies related to geosynthetics and their associated technologies. The TCs are at the heart of IGS member engagement and are a platform for influence in the wider geotechnical engineering community.

The Committees are organised around four core specialisms:

Barrier Systems:

  • seepage loss, preventing infiltration, improving the flow of fluids, protecting groundwater and isolating contaminated soils

Hydraulic Applications:

  • drainage, erosion control and coastal protection

Soil Reinforcement:

  • reinforced soil walls and abutments; reinforced soil steep slopes; basal reinforcement of embankments on soft soil, on piles, and on voids; veneer reinforcement of shallow soil layers on slopes


  • improved performance of bases and subbases of roadways, railways, airfields, and working platforms

All IGS members can apply to join a TC relevant to their expertise and sign up for emails from the TCs. Simply visit your personal profile page and select the TC membership link.  

If you wish to establish a new TC, please contact Russell Jones, Chair of Technical Committee Coordination.

Technical Committees