INTRODUCTION

The International Geosynthetics Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geosynthetics and associated technologies. Geosynthetics are synthetic products used in civil engineering, such as fabrics (geotextiles), flexible membranes (geomembranes), etc. The IGS has 1869 individual members and 112 corporate members from 68 countries, as well as 126 student members. There are 27 national or regional chapters of the IGS representing 94% of the membership. The membership includes those who are involved in the teaching, design, manufacture, sale, use or testing of geosynthetics.

The IGS publishes a newsletter and promotes the dissemination of technical information on geosynthetics through its two official journals. The IGS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas through communications at IGS Conferences and IGS supported events. The IGS offers awards and student awards for excellence in achievement. Please see page 6 of the March 2006 issue of the IGS News - IGS Chapters are encouraged to make their student members aware of the opportunities offered for the Award period of 2007 to 2008.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND INVITATION TO JOIN
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Philippines would like to invite you to the
4th National Geotechnical and Geosynthetics Specialty Conference
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