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17th ARCSMGE – Abstract Deadline Extended to 31 January 2019!

In conjunction with the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa and ISSMGE, the IGS is pleased to announce the 17th African Regional Conference on

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Mercer Lecture Dates Announced

Dr Kerry Rowe will present the next Mercer Lecture at three major conferences in Iceland, South Africa and the USA, in 2019 and 2020. Dr Rowe will discuss the use

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15th meeting of ISO/TC 221 “Geosynthetics” and WGs 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 London 2-4 October 2018

The International technical standardization committee on Geosynthetics (ISO/TC 221) organised its annual meeting this year in London, at the BSI headquarters, on kind invitation of the British geosynthetics industry. The


IGS Students Awards: 2018 to 2021

The success of the IGS Student Award program will continue, now with its 8th award period of 2018 to 2021. The Awards will be assigned in the years 2020-2021 and


GIGSA Hosts Successful Education Week

The Geosynthetic Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), the South African Chapter of the IGS, hosted a successful Education Week from the 2nd to the 6th July 2018. The week

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Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Italian Translation

 The IGS is please to offer the Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development video in Italian. Translating the Sustainability Video into every IGS Chapter’s official language has been an initiative of

Message From Pres

Message From The President – Introducing Chungsik Yoo, Ph.D.

Dear IGS Colleagues I am truly humbled, delighted and privileged to assume the role of President of the IGS for the next four years (2018-2022). It is my greatest honor

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Announcement of GeoAfrica 2021

During the IGS Council plenary session in Seoul, Korea, the newly formed Egyptian Chapter of IGS (IGSE) was selected to host GeoAfrica 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. GeoAfrica 2021, the 4th


Student Award Paper Spotlight: Physical Modelling of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soils Spanning Voids

Talia S. da Silva presented a paper on physical modelling of geosynthetic reinforced soils spanning voids, and won the student award competition at EuroGeo 6. This paper presented an experimental

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IGS Announces Honourary Member and Service Awards Presented in 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society Awards were presented during the General Assembly held on 20 September 2018 at 11ICG. IGS Awards are granted to individuals or groups of individuals who have