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Giroud Lecture Takes A Trip To London

IGS Vice President Dr Nathalie Touze will be sharing her thoughts on how geosynthetics can help mitigate some of the world’s biggest challenges when she brings her ideas to the UK.

Dr Touze’s talk, ‘Healing the World: A Geosynthetics Solution’ will be given at the annual meeting of the UK Chapter of the IGS on December 3 at The Geological Society in Burlington House, Mayfair. It is part of the UK Chapter’s joint meeting with the Engineering Group of the Geological Society.

The talk will be based on Dr Touze’s prestigious Giroud Lecture, which explores ideas of how geosynthetics could ameliorate the impact of a range of global socio-economic, environmental and resource problems.

Dr Touze said: “I am very much looking forward to sharing my thoughts at the session next month. It is the first time I will be speaking at The Geological Society.

“Over 2019 I’ve enjoyed bringing the Giroud Lecture to audiences around the world, including Chile and Brazil, and London will mark the last outing on a ‘world tour’. I hope the analysis, ideas and suggestions from my lecture will inspire how we use geosynthetics for a more sustainable future.”

Dr Touze’s Giroud Lecture ‘Healing the World: A Geosynthetics Solution’ debuted at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics in Seoul, Korea. It was dubbed “absolutely outstanding” by geosynthetics pioneer Dr. JP Giroud, after whom the lecture is named and awarded.

The IGS UK annual meeting runs from 6pm to 8pm.

For more about the UK Chapter, click here.