It is with great sadness the Mexican Chapter of the IGS reports the passing of member Mr. Rafael Rocha Vargas on Friday, 8 April 2016.
Rafael was always enthusiastic, he participated actively in the Foundation and creation of the Mexico Chapter of the IGS, as well as in many other forums, bringing vitality, knowledge and always promoting what was one of his greatest passions in his life: the use of geosynthetics. Raphael was an active member of the GeoAmericas 2008 organizing committee, helping to establish the current series of GeoAmericas events. The many who were lucky enough to have known him certainly recognize the valuable contribution that Rafael Rocha gave to the development and evolution of the geosynthetics industry, not only at the national but also international level.
Rest in peace Mr. Rafael Rocha Vargas.