2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit - IndiaThe 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India.
A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular highlighting of roads and bridges, railways, and coastal and river protection.
Speakers for the 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit include:

  • Rashmi Verma, IAS – Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
  • Sanjay Mitra, IAS – Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
  • S N Das – Director General & Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India
  • Knut Oberhagemann – Principal, Rivers & Geosystems, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
  • Shahrokh Bagli – Chief Technical Officer, Strata Geosystems (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • M D Kudale – Additional Director, Coastal Engineering, Central Water & Power Research Station
  • Dr M Madhav –Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru, Technical University Hyderabad
  • Dr K Rajagopal – Professor, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras
  • Dr V Sundar – Professor, Ocean Department, IIT Madras


  • Take stock of existing guidelines, code provisions, and accreditation processes for adopting geosynthetics in the event’s infrastructure sectors of focus.
  • Gather key stakeholders to deliberate on mechanisms for encouraging geosynthetics as an innovative solution.
  • Identify the hurdles faced by agencies in adopting geosynthetics solutions and how their concerns can be addressed.
  • Review available product specifications, design guidelines, existing publications and the extent of their implementation
  • Discuss how available resources or new guidelines could mandate the implementation of geosynthetics in infrastructure.
  • Adapt international guidelines to Indian conditions.
  • Develop a larger accredited geosynthetics testing laboratory network in India.
  • Encourage life-cycle cost analysis method for evaluating the real economic cost of the project.
  • Assess carbon foot print of infrastructure projects.
  • Make use of geosynthetics mandatory for all road and railway projects to the extent of a minimum percentage of the total project costs.

Learn more and register at http://geosynsummit.in.
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