NAGS Voting on Name Change and Board Liaison Members

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After 28 years, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) may be on the verge of a name change. The organization, which is a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and which represents chapter members in Canada and the United States, is currently voting on proposed changes to its by-laws. It is also proposed to add non-voting board liaison seats. Voting opened to NAGS membe... »

REMINDER: July 9 Geocomposites Webinar with NAGS

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On July 9 (Wednesday), the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host a live webinar on “Composite Drainage Nets – Design and Testing.” The geocomposites-focused session will be hosted by NAGS President Robert Mackey, P.E., a veteran of the geosynthetics field with nearly 30 years of civil and environmental engineering experience. He is a long-time, active member of the International Ge... »

NAGS 2014 Webinar Series Opens with R. Kerry Rowe on GCLs

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On 19 March 2014, a new series of webinars from the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will debut. Tentatively scheduled to be quarterly installments, NAGS and the Geosynthetics Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) have tapped internationally-renowned geosynthetics expert Prof. R. Kerry Rowe to launch the series. His topic: “Recent insights on the performance of GCLs ... »

GeoRegina 2014 Extends Abstracts Deadline to January 31

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Organizers for the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s (CGS) 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference have extended the abstract submission window to January 31. GeoRegina 2014 (www.georegina2014.ca) will be held 28 September – 1 October 2014 at the Delta Regina Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. As of Januay 17, more than 215 abstracts had been submitted. To ensure the most comprehensive... »

CGS recognizes GeoEngineering Centre Members and Students

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OCTOBER 2013 – Several members of the GeoEngineering Centre and their students were recognized at CGS events held in conjunction with GeoMontreal, the 66th annual conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. PhD student Ryley Beddoe received the first prize for best Graduate Student Paper in 2013 for her paper titled “Physical modeling of rainfall induced landslides”. She gav... »

GeoMontreal 2013, “Geoscience for Sustainability”

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The organizers for GeoMontreal 2013 have released the latest updates for the event, including a reminder of the 31 July 2013 early-bird registration deadline. GeoMontreal 2013 will be held 29 September – 3 October 2013 at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is organized by the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the International Association of... »

GeoMontreal 2013: Accepted Abstracts Posted

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When the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) gathers for its 66th annual conference and exhibition, and the 11th in conjunction with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH/CNC) Groundwater Conference, it will be with a diverse range of papers representing state-of-the-art research, exemplary projects, and state-of-the-practice updates to bring the multi-disciplinary geotechnical fie... »