Societies
Sister Societies of the IGS
The IGS has a very well established and highly productive relationship and a strategic partnership with each of the societies listed below. Through Sister Society Agreements, possible collaboration in the areas of membership, publications, technical meetings, and various joint activities are promoted. If you are aware of sister society relationships that should be considered, or you would like to learn more about developing such a relationship, please contact the IGS Secretariat at IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.
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Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS)

Organized in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world’s largest international standards developing organizations. A not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM International volunteer members represent producers, users, consumers, government, and academia from more than 140 countries. ASTM International develops technical documents that are the basis of manufacturing, management, procurement, codes and regulations for dozens of industry sectors with an objective in geosynthetics to harmonize any future proposed changes in geosynthetic terminology and their associated definitions which will result in a better consensus between organizations and improve communication within the geosynthetics community and practice.

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International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 is the leading scientific, technical and not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). ICID, through its network of professionals spread across more than a hundred countries, has facilitated sharing of experiences and transfer of water management technology for over half-a-century. ICID supports capacity development, stimulates research and innovation and strives to promote policies and programs to enhance sustainable development of irrigated agriculture through a comprehensive water management framework.

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISO/TC 221 Geosynthetics: Standardization of all geosynthetic products including geotextlles, geomembranes, geocomposite clay liners and other geosynthetic related products.

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International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISO/TC 221 Geosynthetics: Standardization of all geosynthetic products including geotextlles, geomembranes, geocomposite clay liners and other geosynthetic related products.