IGS NEWSLETTER – August 2020
Helping the world understand the appropriate value and use of geosynthetics
GeoAmericas 2020 - Anywhere and Everywhere!

Since the announcement of the Covid-19 pandemic, the GeoAmericas 2020 Organizing Committee has worked intensively to evaluate alternative solutions to safely proceed with holding the Conference. Due to ongoing restrictions on group gatherings and increasing difficulties in assuring pubic health, the 4th edition of the GeoAmericas Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics will be held online! READ MORE
Nominations Invited For Renowned Giroud Lecture

One of the IGS’s most prestigious lecture opportunities for talented individuals in the geosynthetics industry is now open for nominations.Nominations are being invited for consideration to deliver the flagship IGS Giroud Lecture at the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome in September 2022. READ MORE
Introducing the 19th IGS Council

The IGS is pleased to announce the 19th IGS Council. Following the conclusion of the mid-term election, the IGS Council co-opted and invited members in order to better represent the diversity of the IGS membership within the council. READ MORE

FedIGS Launches New Website
The Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) has launched a newly revamped website that aims to create a user-friendly browsing experience and enhance awareness of the society. The Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) is a collaborative endeavor that brings together four major geotechnical societies. FedIGS facilitates interaction between these learned societies’ members, promotes common interests, and mobilizes collective action on key issues. READ MORE
Watch: IGS Brazil Hosts Geothermals Webinar

The use of geosynthetics in geothermal heat exchange applications was explored during a recent webinar. IGS North America President John McCartney presented his insights as part of IGS Brazil’s webinar series. READ MORE

10 Questions With… Terry Ann Paulo

The IGS’s Secretariat Manager Terry Ann Paulo is at the heart of IGS members’ engagement and helping the society achieve its aims. Here Terry Ann, who is based in Port St Lucie, Florida, USA, shares her journey with the society so far. READ MORE
IGS Young Members Committee Change Leadership

The IGS Young Members Committee (YMC) unanimously elected Dawie Marx as Chair and Ian Scotland as Vice-Chair. Dawie and Ian succeeds Laura Carbone and Preston Kendall. READ MORE
IGS Endorsed Event: LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation (LARAM) School

LARAM is an International School on "LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation" of the Geotechnical Engineering Group (GEG) of the University of Salerno. READ MORE
Share Your "Living in Lockdown" Photos!
2020 is filled with unprecedented chaos - COVID-19, politics, human rights - the world is crazy. The effects of especially COVID-19 is staggered across the world, some are feeling the brunt of the first infection, others are recovering and unfortunately some are ready for round number two. The IGS Young Member Committee invites you to share your photos and videos (drones!) of how you are thriving in your home office or your socially distant desk back at work. No matter where you are, or how bad things are looking, we are in this together.

If you have any suggestions on how the IGS Young Members can stand together in these times, please contact them at: youngmembers@geosyntheticssociety.org.
#livinginlockdown #lockdown #workingfromhome #geosynthetics #IGS
***By submitting your photos, you authorize the IGS Young Members to feature it on the IGS Young Members Social Media Accounts***
Calendar of Events
Online | September 7 -18, 2020
Chengdu, China | September 23 – 27, 2020
Anywhere and Everywhere! | October 26 – 31, 2020
Arlington, Virginia, USA | November 15 – 18 2020
India Expo Centre, India | November 28 – December 3, 2020
Cartagena, Colombia | February 22 – 26, 2021
Athens, Greece | April 8-12, 2021
Warsaw, Poland | May 16 – 19, 2021
Chicago, Illinois, USA | May 23 – 26, 2021
Lima, Peru | July 12 – 14, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan | November 22 – 26, 2021
Cairo, Egypt | February 21-24, 2022
Rome, Italy | September 18 – 22, 2022
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