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IGS Leaflets Now In New Languages

A range of IGS educational resources are now available in Spanish, Chinese, and German. Translated leaflets on the following topics have been added to the IGS Digital Library: Geosynthetics in Embankments of Soft Soils Geosynthetics in Slopes Over Stable Foundations Geosynthetics in Walls: Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Applications and Benefits Geosynthetics in Railways: Applications and Benefits Geosynthetics in Seismic Applications Geosynthetics in Unpaved Roads  Geosynthetics Functions Students Hongyu Wu and Lucia Moya translated the leaflets into Spanish on behalf of the IGS Pan-American Regional Activities Committee. Committee chairman Tim Stark said: “Spanish is the dominant language in South and Central America so it is important to translate information to facilitate the proper use of geosynthetics in infrastructure projects.” He added: “The Pan-American Regional Activities Committee now
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1st Annual Photo Contest Winners to be Recognized at the 9th ICG

Grand Prize Winning Photo Submitted by Gary Ng titled “NENT Landfill Extension” from the city of Hong Kong – Sha Tau Kok area Gary Ng submitted the Grand Prize Winning Photo – Congratulations! Thank you to all of IGS Members who participated in the 1st Annual IGS Photo Contest. We are thrilled to acknowledge that approximately 140 photos were submitted to the contest. And the quality was really outstanding! The judging was conducted electronically by a panel of IGS Members from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, South & North America. The photos were given points in each of 3 categories: the clarity and technical quality of the photo, the photo’s demonstration of “geosynthetics in action” and the aesthetic quality of the photo. Please look for
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IGS General Assembly to be held at the 9th ICG

The 7th General Assembly of the IGS is scheduled to be held at the 9ICG in Guarujá, Brazil, on Wednesday May 26 at 4 PM in the Sofitel Guaruja – please refer to the conference program for meeting room details. All members of the IGS are encouraged to attend. The meeting is only open to IGS Members and invited guests of the IGS Council and Officers. Members desiring to attend must be fully paid members by May 11, 2010 (15 days prior to the General Assembly). In Guarujá Brazil on Wednesday May 26 at 4 PM the 7th General Assembly of the IGS will be held during the 9th ICG in the year 2010. A member in attendance can carry the proxy of no
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March 2010 President’s Corner

This is the last issue of IGS News in which I write an article as the IGS President. During the last four years, as well as many years before, the IGS has been steadily growing up. Corresponding to the above, the immediate past president, Dr Daniele Cazzuffi. decided to strengthen and reform the activities of IGS. Among the measures to do so, he started holding full-one day meetings of the IGS committees on the occasion of respective IGS council meetings, which actually started at the first council meeting of the last term, which was held in Milano, his hometown, 26 – 28 March 2003 about six months after 7ICG in Nice, France, September 2002. It was a very successful and productive meeting, which would
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