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Welcome to the IGS Digital Library

Welcome to the IGS Digital Library – the hub for anyone who wants to learn more about geosynthetics, their applications and related technology.   Here you can find all official materials published by the IGS, available in several languages. We are also building up our content of non-IGS materials, to offer you a uniquely comprehensive resource.

Conference Proceedings

We offer access to thousands of high-quality peer-reviewed research papers presented at conferences dating back to 1977. You can search by year, author and keyword.

Recent Conference Proceedings

Educational Materials

Here you will find guidance, dissertations, case studies, and training materials.

Recent Educational Materials

Society Documents

Find out about IGS policies and practices from ethics, member benefits and chapter formation through to finance, events and communication.

Recent Society Documents

The IGS celebrates an incredible four decades advancing, developing and championing geosynthetics around the world. Download the IGS 40th anniversary logo files:
The IGS Handbook is a dynamic document that continues to grow and evolve. Initiated by founding Secretary Guy Masenaux and the then Vice President


Recent Photo Albums

We offer access to photographs that bring the richness and variety of geosynthetics and their applications to life. We are further developing this resource, to allow images and related information to be suitably referenced and used to help spread the word about this impactful technology.


Watch our purpose-made University Online Lecture series, interviews, webinar recordings and more.

Recent Videos

TC-Hydraulics Webinar: Recent Advances in Geotextile Filtration Design: Pore Opening Size Measurement using a Porometer or an Optical Test

Speakers: Sam Allen, Anne-Laure Backes, Eric Blond, Melissa Medlin This 90-minute webinar introduces techniques available to measure the opening size of a geotextile. The

Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – French Translation (Géosynthétiques Pour Le Développement Durable)

Geosynthetics have the ability to contribute to sustainable development in a broad variety of civil and environmental applications. In this video the International Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development – Turkish translation

Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma için Geosentetikler: Geosentetikler, çok çeşitli inşaat ve çevresel uygulamalarda sürdürülebilir kalkınmaya katkıda bulunma yeteneğine sahiptir. Bu videoda Uluslararası Geosentetikler Derneği, geotekstil, geomembran,

Retrofitting Irrigation Canals with Geosynthetics: Seepage Control

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) held a three-day workshop on Improving the Performance of Canals with Geosynthetics. Seen here,


Access copies of Geosynthetics International from 1994 onwards and Geotextiles and Geomembranes from 1984 to the present day, submit contributions and subscribe.