All members of IGS except the President of the IGS and the members of the Awards Committee are eligible for IGS awards. All nominated award candidates must be members of the IGS.
All award winners are presented with a certificate to commemorate their award. In addition, the IGS Award winners receive a specially commissioned medal. Awards are generally presented at, or in connection with, the IGS General Assembly or at a Regional IGS Conference. On a case by case basis, the IGS Council may decide to organize an award ceremony at another time
This is the most prestigious of all the IGS Awards and recognizes advances in the scientific and engineering development of geosynthetics products and associated technologies. This award is given out every four years in concert with the IGS General Assembly and the International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG). The IGS Award will be presented to individuals or groups of individuals who made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geosynthetics, related products or associated technologies, through their scientific and technological work. For example an award can be given for design and construction of a structure; publication of a technical document (paper, book, article, manual); completion of a research program; development of new products and techniques
The IGS Award
Honorary Membership may be bestowed by Council upon a limited number of persons on the basis of distinguished position, scientific achievement, outstanding service to the Society, or major contributions to the promotion of geosynthetics and their applications.
The Giroud Lecture
The Giroud Lecturer is chosen by the IGS Council and the lecture is presented at the International Conference on Geosynthetics.
The Mercer Lecture
The Young IGS Member Award
This award is identical to the IGS Award but given specifically to members under the age of 36 years.
IGS Service Award
IGS Young Member Service Award
This award is given to IGS members who are under 36 years old on the last year of the four-year period considered for the award. This award is given in recognition of their commitment and dedication to the society and the greater good of the geosynthetics discipline.