Solmax, IGS Photo Contest Winner
Solmax took home the grand prize of the latest IGS Photo Contest. The winning photo and others are presented in IGS News, Volume 31, Issue 1

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has just release Volume 31, Issue 1 of its IGS News. Published three times per year in support of the often-updated news on its website (, IGS News combines event reports, chapter updates, education opportunities, society business, case studies, industry profiles, and more. The first issue of 2015 has a significant focus on international engineering events.
The year 2016 will be a big year for the IGS. During it, three major regional conferences will take place:

  • GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami, Florida, USA)
  • EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • GeoAsia 6 (8 – 11 November 2016, New Delhi, India)

This issue of IGS News includes reports from these regions, up-to-date abstracts submission dates for the major 2016 events, and affiliated event opportunity information.
IGS News Vol 31, Issue 1 also includes multiple items of great importance to the society’s business and future. These articles derive from the 16th IGS Council Meeting, which was held in Berlin, Germany in September 2014 during the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG).
The substantial growth of the IGS from 2010 – 2014 is detailed as are goals for the IGS through 2018’s 11th ICG, which will be hosted by the Korean Chapter.
The IGS today has more than 40 international chapters, 160 corporate members, and roughly 4000 individual members. It is an extraordinary achievement at a time in which many professional societies are in decline.
The reports from the 16th IGS Council Meeting underscore the activity that characterizes the IGS membership and the reasons for the group’s enormous growth and influence in civil engineering.
Other items of interest in the IGS News include the results of the most recent IGS Photo Contest, reports from RemTech in Italy, news from the Peruvian Chapter of the IGS, announcement on the 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (15ARC, November 2015 in Japan), Educate the Educators™ Program in Portugal, the historic move to Young IGS Member involvement on GIGSA’s (South Africa)council, an article on electro-kinetic geosynthetics, and much more.
Read the IGS News, Vol. 31, Issue 1 today (PDF)
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