Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development

Event Type
4 Apr 2023, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Add to Calendar 2023-04-04 14:00:00 Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development ACIGS Webinar - Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development ACIGS Australia/Melbourne public

The United Nations has set up 17 goals on sustainability which came into effect in 2016 as a guidance for nations/organizations in the next 15 years. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) understand the role of geosynthetics in sustainability and has dedicated a committee specifically on this topic. We believe that the proper application of geosynthetics makes a significant contribution in the protection of our environment. They are alternative materials used to minimize impact from human activities/developments.

Geosynthetics are used in various applications from infrastructure through to mining applications. They are used to strengthen the road, prevent contamination, erosion control, etc. and have been in continuous development for decades, yet still undergoing substantial growth. In this discussion, we will be talking about:

  • How should we be thinking about geosynthetics?
  • Positive emphasis on sustainability contributions
  • Current issues we face globally
  • Benefits and application of geosynthetics in various applications

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The Speakers

Boyd Ramsey and Preston Kendall - IGS Sustainability Committee Co-chairs

Guest: Jonathan Shamrock - IGS TC-B Chair

IGS Sustainability Statement

The International Geosynthetics Society believes that geosynthetics and associated technologies make a significant contribution to the achievement of sustainable development.

The IGS is committed to complying with applicable legislation and maximizing the positive sustainability contribution of geosynthetics, while minimizing the environmental impacts of our operations, including events organized or endorsed by the Society. 

We will engage with, and communicate to, our employees, members, suppliers, and other stakeholders on the importance of sustainable practices. We will support them in improving their own sustainability performance. In order to lead by example, we will regularly report on our environmental performance against the objectives and targets we set, and we will seek to continually improve.

Read the full statement here. [PDF]