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ORGANIZED BY:
IGS - SPAIN
International Geosynthetics Society Spanish Chapter
www.igs-espana.com

Under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)

EXECUTIVE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR EUROGEO5:

President:
Angel Leiro

General Secretary:
Pedro Abad
pedro.abad@igs-espana.com

IGS SPAIN CONTACT:
Pedro Abad (secretary treasurer)
+34 902 820 200

REGISTRATIONS AND TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC SECRETARY:
Tilesa Kenes Spain
Tel. +34 91 361 26 00
Fax: +34 91 355 92 08
E:mail: eurogeo5@kenes.com

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Spanish IGS Chapter

Programmes
Keynote Lectures


Jean Pierre Giroud

"Geosynthetics: a remarkable discipline with great achievements in the past and exciting challenges for a bright future "


Jorge Zornberg

"Geosynthetic-reinforced pavement systems"


Nathalie Touze-Foltz

"Performance of geosynthetics for environmental protection in landfills"


Manuel Blanco and Ángel Leiro

"Spanish experience in Geomembranes in hidraulic applications"

Speakers

Dr. J.P. Giroud
Dr. J.P. Giroud
Past president of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). He is a pioneer of the geosynthetics discipline with more than 41 years of continuous experience with the design and construction of geosynthetics applications. He coined the terms “geotextile” and “geomembrane” in 1977, he has authored over 390 publications, and he has developed many of the design methods used in geosynthetics engineering.



Dr. Jorge Zornberg
Dr. Jorge Zornberg
President of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Associate Professor and holder of the Fluor Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Engineering at the U. of Texas at Austin. He has over 20 years experience both in research and practice in geosynthetics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He has authored over 270 technical publications in these topics.



Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz
Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz
Member of the council of the French Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and of the IGS council. Researcher in Cemagref Antony, a public research institute in France. She has been conducting research on geosynthetics for the past 17 years, with particular emphasis on environmental applications. She has authored/ co-authored 80 papers.



Dr. Manuel Blanco
Dr. Manuel Blanco
Vice-president of the Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Head of the Materials Department of the Central Laboratory of Structures and Materials of the CEDEX, Ministry of Fomento. He has more than 40 years experience both in research and practice in geosynthetics discipline, especially in hydraulic works. He has authored over 200 publications both nationally and internationally about geosynthetics.



Ángel Leiro
Ángel Leiro
President of the Spanish Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS). Technical-Science Programme Coordinator of the Materials Department of the Central Laboratory of Structures and Materials of the CEDEX, Ministry of Fomento. He has worked in the geosynthetics discipline since the late 80’s, both in research and practice especially in characterization, standardization and testing. He has authored many publications both nationally and internationally about geosynthetics.




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