GeoAfrica 2017 - IGS

GeoAfrica 2017 - IGSUpdate on South African Geosynthetics ActivitiesGeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals to discuss and get more involved in Africa’s growing infrastructure.
The theme for the event is “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Development.” Organizers are particularly keen to find geosynthetic solutions to water scarcity, poor availability of suitable soils for various constructions, inadequate infrastructures, and flooding.


The official call for abstracts ends October 20, but as with most events an extension or grace period may be announced. The online submission window remains open.
Suggested topics include:

  • Standards, specifications, and applications for various geosynthetics
  • Geosynthetics in hydraulic structures
  • Infrastructure case studies
  • Agricultural engineering with geosynthetics
  • Environmental protection

All sessions will take place at the 380-room Kenzi Farah Hotel in Marrakech
The previous editions of GeoAfrica (South Africa 2009, Ghana 2013) featured a vibrant influx of attendees from across the continent.
The location (Marrakech) will draw conference participants from all African countries and heavy participation from other world regions, as Marrakech is strategically accessible through its international airport. Furthermore, the conference and accommodations are all in one place for easy access to sessions and great networking.
Visit the event website for more information.