Founded in 1995, the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) is a professional association representing geosynthetic material installers and their industry partners. The goal of the association is to make forward progress on installation and construction technologies, as well as advance the level of professionalism for geosynthetic installers. The companies who are members of IAGI are involved in the installation of membrane lining systems for projects such as dams, landfills, mining sites, water storage systems, agricultural projects and other environmental and geotechnical projects across the globe.
Give Back Program
The IAGI Give Back Program was launched in 2016 after nearly two years of discussion and development for where to best focus the efforts of the program. To further the mission and impact of the Association, members were looking for an opportunity to use their knowledge, skills and resources to better the lives of those less fortunate. When John Heap, Chair of the Give Back Program, presented the story of the Kego Orphanage in Kenya at the GeoAmericas 2016 conference, the Board and members determined this would be their first and primary focus of the program. Rippling Waters Charity was developed as the non-profit arm of the IAGI Give Back Program and is making rapid progress at Kego, due to the support and donations of International Association of Geosynthetic Installers members.