IGS Vice President Nathalie Touze’s celebrated Giroud Lecture is now available to view in its entirety.
Recorded at the UK Chapter’s annual meeting in London in December last year, Dr Touze shared her talk, ‘Healing the World: A Geosynthetics Solution’, with members.
The lecture is an inspiring and eye-opening exploration of our symbiotic relationship with the world, and how geosynthetics can be a key driver in tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.
The 6th Giroud Lecture debuted at the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics in Seoul, Korea, in 2018. It was dubbed “absolutely outstanding” by geosynthetics pioneer Dr. J P Giroud, after whom the lecture is named and awarded.
***You can also view Dr Touze’s ‘Two For A Few’ chat with Dr Giroud here.
***To find out more about the huge potential of geosynthetics in creating a sustainable future, download our eBook Preparing the ground for a brighter future here.
About the Giroud Lecture
The Giroud Lecture recognizes exceptional achievement and influence in the field of geosynthetics. It is delivered every four years during the opening of the International Conferences on Geosynthetics. First awarded in 1998, the Giroud Lecture on Geosynthetics is one of the International Geosynthetics Society’s highest distinctions. Previous lectures have been given by Dr. Robert Koerner (1998), Dr. R Kerry Rowe (2002), Chris Lawson (2006), Prof. Heinz Brandl (2010), and Dr. Richard Bathurst (2014). Dr. Giroud developed many of the design methods and originated many of the applications used in geosynthetic engineering, including many of those pertaining to landfills, liquid impoundments, and dams. He holds the status of Honorary Member of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been named a ‘Hero’ of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, has delivered major international geotechnical lectures such as the Mercer and Terzahgi Lectures, and has been recognized by the Order of the Legion d’Honneur in France. He remains very active in the field.