The evolution of FedIGS can be summarized in the following two figures. In a first phase (1936 to 2000), ISSMGE, ISRM, IAEG, and then IGS were formed. There was a consistent desire to collaborate, several discussions took place but no formal structure was established and each attempt to get organized faded. I a second phase (2000‐2009) there was a recognition that a formal structure was essential and FedIGS bylaws were proposed. The councils of the three founding societies (ISSME, ISRM, and IAEG) approved the FedIGS bylaws. In 2010, FedIGS saw a significant restructuring with a simplified vision for the organization described in Figure 3.

FedIGS History Fig. 1
FedIGS History Fig. 2
  1. No dues paid by member societies

  2. FedIGS is unfunded; each member society pays its own way and so does the president

  3. One meeting per year attended by presidents, past presidents and secretaries general

  4. Limited number of joint technical committees in areas of clear overarching needs

  5. No corporate associate members from industry

  6. No FedIGS conferences; instead emphasize cooperation between member conferences

  7. Emphasis on learning from each other and sharing successes and difficulties

  8. Increase in size (IGS joins in 2014)

  9. Simple web site currently sponsored by IGS

Fig. 3.  FedIGS since 2010

Contact Us

ProfessorJean-Louis Briaud
President of FedIGS
Phone: +1 979.845.3795
Email: briaud@tamu.edu
Website: www.geoengineeringfederation.org