Geosynthetics Event at the ICID Congress and Irrigation Australia Conference

Enhancing the performance of Canals, Reservoirs and Dams with Geosynthetics


The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in collaboration with Irrigation Australia (IAL) and the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) have agreed to host a one-day workshop at the ICID 24th Irrigation Congress and Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday 4 October 2022 on enhancing the performance of canals, reservoirs and dams using geosynthetics.

Geosynthetics have been used successfully in construction for decades. They offer cost-effective and durable solutions for numerous applications in geotechnical engineering. Sealing products are used in dams, reservoirs and canals to control seepage, avoid erosion, stabilize banks, or to ensure structural integrity. Additional benefits include a reduction of the carbon footprint of construction and a lowering of the long-term costs associated with their maintenance. 

The full-day workshop offered by the Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will focus on how geosynthetics reduce water losses in irrigation and agriculture-related applications, canals, water reservoirs, and dams.

The IGS is a learned society dedicated to engineering education in the proper use of geosynthetic materials to improve infrastructure and support sustainability measures.

Attendance at the Geosynthetics event is included for all conference delegates who confirm their attendance when registering via the Australia registration site. International delegates can register via the USD registration site here.  Manufacturers and distributors of geosynthetics related products are also invited to participate at the large exhibition – see here for more details