The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. The core purpose of the IGS is to provide the understanding of and promote the appropriate use of geosynthetic technology throughout the world.
The vision of the IGS is that geosynthetics become indispensable to the point that they are regularly included in engineering curricula and relevant design standards.
The IGS is registered in the USA as a non-profit organization. It is managed by five Officers and a Council made up of 10 to 16 elected members and a maximum of five additional co-opted members. These Officers and Council members are answerable to the General Assembly of members, which elects them and decides on the main direction of the Society.
The IGS is composed of a variety of special interest committees. Refer to the IGS Operating Units to learn how the IGS Committees fit within the context of the society as a whole. The image also shows the Chairs for each of the IGS Council Committees, Task Forces, and Technical Committees.