Supporting Organizations & Partners

Nags_LogoNorth American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society.

The mission of NAGS is to provide leadership in advancing the education and research of geosynthetics, in strong cooperation with IGS, via:

  • Organization of and participation in technical conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Development and dissemination of tools for geosynthetics education.
  • Recognition of technical contributions and innovations regarding geosynthetics.
  • Stimulation of geosynthetics research and their applications through the NAGS Awards of Excellence Program.



Minerva_LargeMinerva – Technology, Resources and Information

Minerva is a multi-channel communications and technology company focused on digital publishing, association and event management, and market services for the geotechnical and geo-environmental community. Minerva’s clients include private companies, individual authors and business owners, professional societies, research institutes, conference groups, and more.

The unique combination of communications expertise, electronic technology and industry depth gives Minerva the ability to serve its clients from a point of understanding.

  • Digital publishing and content development, CD formatting and duplication services, Website development & hosting, Webinar content development and secure hosting
  • Public relations (press releases, white papers, magazine articles), Brochure production (content & design), Event management, Association support services and other related services.

Minerva was established in 1999 as, the world’s first online technical magazine dedicated to geosynthetic and affiliated geotechnical technologies.



IGS_logo_Lg_4cThe International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies. We have 41 chapters, over 3,000 members including 163 corporate members.



Geo-Instutute logoThe Geo-Institute

The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a membership organization focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry. It was created by the American Society of Civil Engineers in October 1996 as one of ASCE’s specialty Institutes.


The G-I is led by a Board of Governors guided by its Long-Term Strategic Plan, and thrives on the support of numerous member volunteers like you at the technical and administrative levels.

Our Members, Your Colleagues

The G-I membership consists of more than 11,500+ individual members and 65 organizational members, including

  • engineers,
  • scientists,
  • technologists,
  • students, and
  • organizations who share a mutual interest in protecting the public by enhancing understanding of—and expertise in—the engineering behavior of earth materials.

Our geoprofessionals work to improve the built environment; prevent the loss of life from natural and man-made hazards; and construct sound and reliable engineered facilities and structures.



Land and Water logoLand and Water

Land and Water is a bimonthly magazine published for contractors, landscape architects, consultants and engineers, government officials and those all those individuals involved in natural resource management and restoration, from idea stage through project completion and maintenance. We help our readers gain access to this market by publishing job-site stories, case histories, and the information on the latest developments in the industry.