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Sustainability In Geosynthetics Webinar

The role of geosynthetics in reducing carbon reduction will be explored at a forthcoming webinar from the UK Chapter of the IGS.

Four high profile speakers will discuss ‘Geosynthetics for sustainable development’ at the joint IGS UK and Institution of Civil Engineers North West (ICE NW) event on May 17.

Hear the latest from panellists including IGS Vice President Natha

lie Touze, IGS Executive Director John Kraus, Director at Arup Tim Chapman, and Chief Engineer at ABG Geosynthetics, Ltd David Shercliff.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and how geosynthetics can contribute to meeting them
  • The IGS global vision
  • The current status on sustainability from the global and European commissions
  • UK and EU governance towards carbon reduction in the construction industry
  • The history of progress in the UK to reducing CO2 in civil engineering
  • Challenges in reaching net zero

Geosynthetics case studies will be discussed with practical and quantifiable solutions for reducing CO2, and the event will conclude with an audience Q&A.

The webinar runs 5.30pm-7pm UK time. To register, click here.

Discover more about IGS UK by visiting its website here.


*** IGS UK is hosting the 6th IGS UK Symposium on June 28, 2022, this year themed ‘Containment Engineering’. It will be an in-person all-day event at the Tunnel Club, Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK.