IGS News

IGS News, Issue 1, 2013The first 2013 issue of the International Geosynthetics Society’s IGS News has been published.
This issue features a look ahead to this year’s GeoAfrica 2013 (Accra, Ghana, 18-20 November 2013), calls for IGS Awards nominees, the 10 ICG call for papers (Berlin, Germany, 21-25 September 2014), reports from recent events, forthcoming IGS and IGS Auspices events, new chapter profiles, and much more. The IGS has grown considerable in recent years; this first issue of the IGS News for 2013 underscores that growth and international activity.
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* “Because of the significant Ghanaian and African growth in infrastruc-ture, GeoAfrica 2013 will attract top decision makers from the gov-ernment and the private sector….” – From IGS President Jorge Zornberg’s opening column
* “As the Baugrundtagung expects 1200 participants, great synergy and inter-action is expected between these events, especially in the co-organized, co-located exhibition. The overlapping of lectures from both events will also attract many additional experts from the geotechnique and geosynthetics professions.” – From a preview of the 10th International Congress on Geosynthetics, which will be co-located with the German Geotechnical Society conference (Baugrundtagung)
* “This year, IGS-Colombia plans to organize its first colloquium that will, among other things, help develop a diagno-sis and inventory of relevant professionals, associations, public and private entities, and research projects that will paint a better picture of the current state of the geosynthetics industry in Colombia.” – From an article on the launch of IGS Colombia, one of four new chapters of the International Geosynthetics Society
* “Dredged material was used to fill the geotextile containers which acted as a barrier to prevent outgress of dredged material into the sea.” – From the project story “Shore Protection Works at Hazira, Gujarat,” which is part of the new case studies section to IGS News


IGS News is published three times per year by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Learn more about IGS and its activities at www.geosyntheticssociety.org.