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Geosynthetics International Volumes 1-9, 1994-2002 now available online

gs_thumbnailThe International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and ICE Publishers recently reached an agreement to mount the first nine volumes of the journal Geosynthetics International on the ICE website. Geosynthetics International is an official journal of the IGS.

These early volumes were originally published by the Industrial Fabrics Association International in hardcopy only, with copyright of these volumes passed to the IGS when the journal was taken over by ICE Publishing in 2003. Since that time these volumes have been accessible only through the IGS website and only to IGS members. Thus knowledge of these valuable papers was limited to this audience.

These earlier papers now appear on the Geosynthetics International website ( with all other volumes and are free to download by all IGS members by going through the IGS website. Importantly, these papers now appear in searches using Google Scholar.

We invite IGS members to visit the journal website either directly, using the URL above, or through the IGS website. There are more than 200 peer reviewed papers in Volumes 1 – 9, which cover a wide range of topics and whose contents are as valuable today as they were when first published.

R.J. Bathurst
Editor, Geosynthetics International