GeoAsia 6 - India Geosynthetics in India, Strata IndiaNearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia  conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India, which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2013. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. Organizers have announced an extension to the deadline for abstracts.
Due date: 31 January 2016.
The theme for GeoAsia 6 is “Geosynthetics for Infrastructure Development.” Roads, hydraulic structures, reinforcement, and ground improvement are some of the key sub-topics.
Learn more on the event website about topics and abstracts submission.
GeoAsia 6 will be held 8 – 11 November 2016 in New Delhi, India.


India is a strong choice for the 6th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The country has embarked on an ambitious infrastructure development plan. The host city of New Delhi has grown quickly and is the site of one of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects, a massive industrial corridor construction to connect Delhi and Mumbai.
Also, the country has an emerging geosynthetics manufacturing community, one that is now as internationally interested as the decades of geosynthetic design and education expertise within the country has been.
Furthermore, multiple organizations are contributing significant support to connect geosynthetics professionals and information to government ministries. These organizations, adding to IGS India’s efforts, include the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) – India, and others.
All of it adds up to numerous opportunities for the geosynthetics industry to help establish a more durable, more economical, more sustainable infrastructure in the world’s biggest democracy.
As the practice of geosynthetics gains a firmer foothold in India, and as the push for geosynthetic materials to be adopted into regulations grows in the country’s transportation and waterways infrastructure, GeoAsia 6’s relevance grows. This is true both for its importance domestically and in its role within the region for spurring cross-border technology transfer and construction and engineering partnerships.
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Previous GeoAsia Events

  • Bangalore, India (1997)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2000)
  • Seoul, Korea (2004)
  • Shanghai, China (2008)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (2012)