IGS NEWSLETTER – May 2021
Helping the world understand the appropriate value and use of geosynthetics
The IGS has launched a new ‘Did You Know…?’ campaign to drive awareness about sustainability. Bitesize facts about the green credentials of geosynthetics are being shared on the IGS website and social channels including LinkedIn. The series will show how using geosynthetics supports many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The social posts contain a link to a longer form article on the IGS website explaining issues in more detail.

The ‘Did You Know…?’ series, which has an eye-catching question mark and light bulb design, has already covered key topics. CLICK TILES BELOW to learn more!
Due to the continuing health and safety concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions to travel and large gatherings, the organizers of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics have made the difficult decision to postpone the international conference. The new dates are 17 – 21 September 2023.
The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics and the 2022 IGS ACC Young Engineers Conference have been postponed. The GeoAsia 7 conference is now scheduled for April 11th – 15th, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. 

The abstract submission portal has been reopened and the new deadline is July 31st, 2021. READ MORE

The IGS Foundation (IGSF) has published its first annual report.

Formed in 2019, the IGSF has already attracted more than $100,000 of donations. It aims to support the IGS’s efforts to widen the understanding and use of geosynthetics worldwide. READ MORE



The Indian National Committee on Large Dams (INCOLD) went ahead with a symposium on ‘Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins’ in New Delhi as a hybrid physical and virtual event on February 24-27, this year.READ MORE

Welcome to the first in a series of Q&As with young IGS member engineers at the start of their geosynthetics careers.

Here, Tondani Nevhutalu shares her path to becoming a civil engineer. READ MORE



As part of the Project “IGS Brazil em Rede”, the IGS Brazilian Chapter created an Instagram account @igs_brasil to involve Young Members in chapter activities. The account has attracted more than 1000 followers in 9 months!


A paper co-authored by members of the IGS Technical and Sustainability Committees features in an open-access online journal. Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes’ by Pietro Rimoldi, Jonathan Shamrock, Jacek Kawalec and Nathalie Touze has been published in a special issue of the journal Sustainability. READ MORE
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