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IGS NEWSLETTER – March 2020
Helping the world understand the appropriate value and use of geosynthetics
2020 IGS Membership Renewals

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to renew your IGS membership for 2020! Invoices for Individual and Corporate Membership were sent out this month. Individual-in-Chapter memberships are handled through IGS national chapters. If you have any questions about your membership, please e-mail the IGS Secretariat Manager at  IGSsec@geosyntheticssociety.org . READ MORE
Chapters: Don't forget to submit your 2019 Chapter Report!

Chapter Leaders – Don’t forget that your chapter is required to submit your Annual Chapter Report by Friday, March 20th ! The principal objective is to collect and disseminate information about the status, activities, and needs of IGS Chapters. This information is then summarized to the IGS Council to provide an overview of the Chapters and is also utilized in the form of individual Chapter data.  READ MORE
Calling on all GeoAmericas Young Members!

*Young Members are conference delegates 36 years old or younger.
The Young Members Committee (YMC) has created a vibrant schedule of events for young delegates to share ideas, present papers and socialise at   GeoAmericas 2020  in April! READ MORE
GeoAmericas 2020: Rio de Janario Awaits You!

Do not miss out on the largest Geosynthetics Conference in the Americas! 23 Technical Sessions, 12 Trainning Lectures, 7 Keynote Lectures, 12 Discussion Sessions. More than 50 companies at the Technical Exhibition. Numerous social events and tourism options. Nearly 1,000 participants from 30 countries are expected at GeoAmericas 2020. READ MORE
Inspiring Program at EuroGeo7

Discover the latest thinking in geosynthetics with the lecture and short course series at EuroGeo 7. The largest geosynthetics conference in Europe arrives in Warsaw, Poland, on September 6-9, and will be held in the historic Palace of Culture and Science. A packed program includes a fascinating line-up of speakers discussing the latest developments in the industry, as well as a range of short courses guaranteed to inform and inspire. READ MORE
IGS Chapter Focus: United Kingdom

Invitational lectures, technical symposiums and annual golf days are just some of the activities organized by the thriving UK chapter of the IGS. Formed in 1987 as the third national chapter of the IGS, the group continues to go from strength to strength under the leadership of Chairman Andy Belton and Vice Chair Patricia Guerra-Escobar. READ MORE
We're Hiring!

With the 2018 geosynthetic market reaching $13.2b and forecasted to grow to over $20b by 2025, the opportunity for further growth and increased influence is both real and required to ensure potential is maximised and the greatest level of value add is delivered to the members and to the market. As such the IGS now seeks to appoint its first full time executive to lead the organisation as Executive Director. READ MORE
Deadline for IGS Council Nominations is 1 March 2020!

The call for nominations for IGS Council: Term 2020 to 2024 will close 1 March 2020 – Don’t miss this opportunity to serve. 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...

Calendar of Events
Tangier, Morocco | March 5 – 7, 2020
India Expo Centre, India | April 4 – 10, 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | April 26 – 29, 2020
Manchester, UK | May 12 – 13, 2020
Chengdu, China | May 27 – 31, 2020
Cartagena, Colombia | June 15 – 19, 2020
Cartagena, Colombia | June 15 – 19, 2020
Athens, Greece | June 24 – 25, 2020
Chicago, Illinois, USA | Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2020
Warsaw, Poland | September 6 – 9, 2020
Taipei, Taiwan | March 1 – 4, 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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