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IGS NEWSLETTER – June 2020
Helping the world understand the appropriate value and use of geosynthetics
1 0 Questions With…IGS President Chungsik Yoo

IGS President Chungsik Yoo is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the IGS in collaboration with the Council and Members. We caught up with him fresh from attending the Soil Reinforcement and Barriers technical workshops in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this year, before the worldwide COVID-19 restrictions came into effect. READ MORE
EuroGeo7 Postponed To Next Year

Europe’s largest geosynthetics conference has been rescheduled to 2021. EuroGeo7 was due to be held at the historic Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, in September, this year. However, the impact of Covid-19 on travel and health and safety has prompted the Polish Chapter of the IGS to postpone the event to May 16-19, 2021. READ MORE
IGS Voting Ends 15 June, Cast Your Ballots Now!

The IGS, in accordance with its bylaws, will hold mid-term elections in 2020. IGS Members will have the opportunity to elect seven Council Members. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term. Voting instructions have been sent via email to each eligible Individual IGS Member and each designated representative from the IGS Corporate Membership (*IGS Student Members have no voting rights). Each member may vote once and all voting will be done electronically. Please make sure you have submitted an accurate email contact to the IGS.  READ MORE
IGS Young Members: Down to Earth – An interview with Edoardo Zannoni

IGS Secretary General Edoardo Zannoni shared his career story and his love of boats during a recent interview with our Young Members Committee. READ MORE
Activities in progress of CEN TC 189 on “Geosynthetics”

CEN TC 189, the technical committee for the European Standardization on Geosynthetics chaired by Daniele Cazzuffi , organized a convenor and leadership meeting on Friday 24 January 2020 at the EDANA premises in Brussels.  READ MORE
Case Study: Reinforcement Of Slopes Of The Moscow Ring Road With Weld-Free Geocell Geostep®

PRESTORUS, an IGS Corporate Member, submitted a case study for publication on the intersection of the Moscow Ring Road and Volokolamsk Highway in Moscow, Russia. READ MORE
IGS Corporate Member Pre-Sale Exclusive for GeoAsia7

The main theme of GeoAsia7 is Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. Hosted and organized by the IGS Chinese Taipei Chapter, GeoAsia7 offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals. The IGS Corporate Members exclusive pre-sale ends June 5, 2020 at which time non-IGS Corporate Members are eligible to submit their requests. READ MORE
Turkey Chapter Conference Adjourned

The IGS Turkey Chapter’s ISGPEG 2020 conference has been postponed to next year because of concerns around COVID-19. READ MORE
IGS Chile Launches Barriers Committee

The Chile Chapter of the IGS has created its first Technical Committee on Barriers. The new body will promote the use and specification of geomembranes, GCLs and other geosynthetics for containment applications. READ MORE
Calendar of Events
GEE2020***
Athens, Greece | June 24 – 25, 2020
***The GEE2020 event this month is going to be virtual 
Athens, Greece | September 20 – 24, 2020
Chengdu, China | September 23 – 27, 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | October 26 – 29, 2020
Arlington, Virginia, USA | November 15 – 18 2020
India Expo Centre, India | November 28 – December 3, 2020
Cartagena, Colombia | February 22 – 26, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan | March 1 – 4, 2021
Warsaw, Poland | May 16 – 19, 2021
Chicago, Illinois, USA | May 23 – 26, 2021
Lima, Peru | July 12 – 14, 2021
Cairo, Egypt | October 11 – 14, 2021
Rome, Italy | September 18 – 22, 2022
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. The core purpose of the IGS is to provide the understanding of and promote the appropriate use of geosynthetic technology throughout the world.

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