Workshop Report

The Indian Chapter of IGS is promoting the applications of the geosynthetics as important and relevant to India’s need for infrastructure development, for the last more than two decades. Beginning with the first workshop in the year 1985, numerous activities to disseminate the information regarding use of geosynthetics in civil engineering, are being organised by the Indian Chapter in various parts of India.

View of dignitaries on dais during Inaugural Session (L to R) – Mr. G.N. Mathur; Member Secretary; Indian Chapter of IGS, Mr. A.B. Mandavia; Director (Civil); Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. and Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session, Dr. G.V. Rao; President, Indian Chapter of IGS and Mr. A.C. Gupta; Treasurer; Indian Chapter of IGS.

As part of its activities, the Indian Chapter in association with the Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP), organised a Workshop on “Applications of Geosynthetics – Present and Future” during 20-21 September 2007 at Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

Inauguration of the workshop by lighting of Lamp, the Indian Tradition.

85 participants from all over India, and Malaysia participated in the workshop. The workshop was supported by Garware-Wall Ropes Limited, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd., Skaps Industries India Pvt. Ltd., TenCate Geosynthetics Asia Sdn Bhd, Charankattu Coir Mfg. Co. (P) Ltd., Coir Board, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and Techfab India.

A view of the workshop attendees.

20 papers were presented and discussed during the workshop on the following topics:

• Applications of Geosynthetics in Water Resources Projects
• Testing of Geosynthetics
• Applications of Geosynthetics in Pavements
• Applications of Natural Fibres (Jute, Coir and allied Fibres)
• Applications of Geosynthetics in Landfills

Mr. G.N. Mathur; Member Secretary; Indian Chapter of IGS addressing the gathering.

The proceedings of the workshop containing 15 invited lectures/case studies are available on sale from the Secretariat of the Indian Chapter. 10% discount is being offered to the members of the IGS. For any other information, please contact at