Holiday Message from the IGS President

Chungsik YooDear IGS Colleagues and Friends,

As 2019 draws to a close, the holiday season is upon us once again. As always, it’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and a new year is about to begin. Time surely flies and I cannot believe that it has been a year and half since I took on the role of the IGS President during the 11ICG in Seoul.  

I believe that the holiday season is a very special time of the year as it gives people a break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday working schedules. The holiday season also provides many of us with some time to enjoy the company of family and friends that is all too often missing during the rest of the year. While keeping with the spirit of this joyous time, it is equally important to take time to help those in need and to give thanks.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the IGS family for the support that you have given throughout the year. Special thanks are extended to the Officers, Council Members, Committee Leaders, and IGS Chapter Leaders who have made tremendous efforts and their dedication to the society. I am also grateful to the IGS Secretariat who has provided support and services to keep our society running. Thank you.

Next year will be a busy year for the IGS as there will be two IGS Regional Conferences taking place. In April, the Pan-American Regional Conference, GeoAmericas 2020, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, followed by the European Regional Conference, Eurogeo 7, in Warsaw, Poland in September. The importance of these regional conferences cannot be overemphasized as these conferences have been the premier outlets of recent advances in geosynthetics. I look forward to your strong support and participation in these IGS Regional Conferences next year.

It has been an honor and a pleasure for me to serve as the IGS President this year. I hope that your holidays and the New Year be filled with much health, joy and success.

Yours sincerely!

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Chungsik Yoo, Ph.D.

President – International Geosynthetics Society

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