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IGS NEWSLETTER – May 2020
Helping the world understand the appropriate value and use of geosynthetics
Watch: Nathalie Touze's Full Giroud Lecture

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. READ MORE
Geosynthetics: A Force For Good?

The Blue Planet effect, international newspaper campaigns and global climate change activists have accelerated the world’s focus on sustainability. Today, businesses, Governments and construction projects are under scrutiny like never before. The IGS has created a short eBook: Preparing the ground for a brighter future, which highlights the many, significant positives geosynthetics bring to society. READ MORE
10 Questions With...Ian D. Peggs

Materials scientist Dr Ian D. Peggs has been involved with geosynthetics for more than 40 years. His company I-CORP has been an IGS Corporate Member since 2006. In 1994 he received the IGS Special Recognition Award for his work on the influence of polymer microstructure on the performance of geomembranes. He was awarded IGS Honorary Membership in 2018. Dr Peggs has now decided to take a step back from corporate life, closing I-CORP to pursue a life of active retirement. We spoke to the “loose cannon” about his career. READ MORE
Geomembranes In The Spotlight At ACigs Events

The Australasian Chapter of the IGS (ACigs) brought the latest thinking on geomembranes to the fore at its first event of 2020. Two Australian cities hosted ACigs’ Geomembrane Workshop Series, on March 16 and 17 in Melbourne, and March 19 and 20 in Brisbane. They were held at the cities’ respective Engineers Australia office locations and met health guidelines at the time before the COVID-19 lockdowns were enforced around the world. READ MORE
GeoAmericas 2020 - It Will Be Awesome!

GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference has been postponed to 26-29 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new conference dates, some important deadlines have been extended. Come and take part in inspiring debates around exciting geosynthetic solutions for a fast-changing world. Together, in October we’ll celebrate the overcoming of this adversity in Rio de Janeiro. READ MORE
SAVE THE DATE: 7th Asian Regional Geosynthetics Conference (GeoAsia7)

The 7th Asian Regional Conference (GeoAsia7) will be held on March 01-04, 2021 at the Taipei International Conference Center (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan. The main theme of GeoAsia7 is Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. READ MORE
UK Chapter Symposium Postponed

The UK Chapter’s two-day conference exploring geosynthetics in Containment Engineering and Brownfield Remediation has been moved to next year. The disruption caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic prevents organizers going ahead with the event at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, on May 12 and 13. READ MORE
IGS Peru Postpones GeoIngenieria 2020

A unique three-day conference in Lima this August has been rescheduled because of the COVID-19 disruption. Health and safety concerns have led to the postponement of the inaugural GeoIngenieria 2020, from August 24-26, this year, to July 12-14 2021. READ MORE
Calendar of Events
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
Athens, Greece | September 20 – 24, 2020
Chengdu, China | September 23 – 27, 2020
India Expo Centre, India | September 26 – October 1, 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | October 26 – 29, 2020
Arlington, Virginia, USA | November 15 – 18 2020
Taipei, Taiwan | March 1 – 4, 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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