International Geosynthetics Society, IGS AwardsBy Fumio Tatsuoka – The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will grant IGS Awards in 2014 to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, or associated technologies through their scientific and technological achievements.
For example an award can be given for design and construction of a structure; publication of a technical document (paper, book, article, manual); completion of a research program; development of new products and techniques.
Nominations must be received by the IGS Secretary – Ms. Elizabeth Peggs no later than 18 February 2014.
The deadline for receipt of award candidate presentation packages is 31 March 2014.


  • The Young IGS Member Achievement Award
    This Award is for IGS Members who are less than 36 years of age on 31 December 2013.
  • The IGS Award


The full text of the IGS AWARDS RULES may be read here (PDF).  Rules are also available from the IGS Handbook located in the IGS website “Membership only” section.
Please submit nominations to:
Elizabeth Peggs, IGS Secretary
International Geosynthetics Society
1934 Commerce Lane, Suite 4
Jupiter, FL  33458
Fumio Tatsuoka is Chair of IGS Awards Committee. For information on IGS membership, awards, events, and other benefits (such as free access to the society’s journals), visit