The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (25 – 28 September 2016).
Daniele Cazzuffi, a former president of the International Geosynthetics Society, will speak on “Evolution in design of geotextile filters. ”

The LMNS Lecture will continue as a IGS Regional Conference keynote.
The event now recognized as 1 ICG was held 20 – 22 April 1977 in Paris. It was called the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics, and among the watershed moments from the gathering was Dr. J.P. Giroud coining two terms that have become central to the field of geosynthetics: “geotextile” and “geomembrane. ”

The Paris conference introduced many new users to the fast-developing field of geosynthetics—a field which had yet to give itself a name—and, perhaps even more importantly, connected many companies, universities, and individual engineers who had already been furthering understanding of the materials. These connections helped identify current and needed characteristics, manufacturing potential, applications for adoption, design methodologies, and group needs that helped officially establish the field.
Many of these same professionals returned to Paris in 1983 to formally found the International Geosynthetics Society.

Daniele Cazzuffi, LMNS Lecture, International Geosynthetics Society


Professor Jean‐Pierre Gourc and Professor Philippe Delmas
“The Behaviour of “Alive” Earthworks with Geosynthetics after Several Decades”
Professor Nicola Moraci
“Geosynthetics Interface Properties under Static and Dynamic Loads”
Professor Chungsik Yoo
“Geosynthetics in Underground Constructions”
Professor Martin Ziegler
“Geosynthetic Reinforcement Applications”
Daniele Cazzuffi (LMNS Lecturer)
“Evolution in design of geotextile filters”


Papers for the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics are being finalized. The topics of interest are diverse and represent the large range of geosynthetic materials and applications.

  • Agricultural Applications
  • Coastal Protection
  • Direct and Life-cycle Cost Savings
  • Drainage and Filtration
  • Durability
  • Embankments on Soft Soils
  • Environmental Benefits
  • Geosynthetics as Formwork
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Innovations and New Developments
  • Landfills
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Mining
  • Monitoring
  • Pavements
  • Physical and Numerical Models
  • Polymeric and Clay Geosynthetic Barriers
  • Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Roads, Railroads and Other Transportation Applications
  • Seismic Applications
  • Sustainability
  • Unpaved Roads
  • Wastewater and Fresh Water Storage

EuroGeo 6 is being hosted by the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and chaired by Prof. Erol Guler. The European Conference on Geosynthetics is held every four years, with the last being 2012 in Valencia, Spain.
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