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The Moroccan Committee of Geosynthetics (CMG) and under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd edition of GEOAFRICA2017 congress to be held from 8 to 11 October 2017 in Marrakech.

This important event is part of the technical and scientific activities of the CMG and the IGS.

This conference will be a forum for exchange of ideas and debate on geosynthetics for all actors in this field.

Engineers, practitioners, academics, manufacturers, contractors, students are invited to participate and share their experiences, deepen their knowledge in this field.


GEOAFRICA2017 aims to promote and strengthen cooperation between African and international professionals in the field of geosynthetics. 

Indeed, this conference is an opportunity to exchange experiences and apply information on geosynthetics to the African context. Africa is particularly characterized by water scarcity, lack of noble material, inadequate infrastructure, and flooding.  The use of geosynthetics in Africa is a very effective way to respond to these various problems.

GENERAL THEME: "Geosynthetics and sustainable development"

Authors are invited to submit technical work and case studies related to all geosynthetic products, addressing the development of standards, specifications and applications including but not limited to:

  • Use in hydraulic structures
  • Use in infrastructure projects
  • Use in agricultural projects
  • Waste Management
  • Coastal Protection
  • Soil Reinforcement
  • Environmental protection