At the extraordinary FedIGS Board meeting of 28 May 2010 it was resolved that:
1. The Federation of International Geoengineering Societies will continue to operate within the Cooperation agreement as endorsed by the three sister societies, but that it will change and become a smaller, less powerful organization.
2. The resignation of the FedIGS President, Professor William van Impe, was accepted.
3. A proportion of the financial reserves will be used to support the continuing registration of the website address and the balance will be equally divided amongst the sister societies
4. JTC1, JTC2 and JTC3 will continue to exist as entities to be managed by the FedIGS Board. Under a new arrangement that was agreed at the Board meeting, each of the Presidents of the sister societies will take a special interest in the workings of individual JTCs. The FedIGS Board expects the JTCs to report using the existing FedIGS guidelines. All other JTCs will be disbanded.
5. The Liaison Committee will be disbanded.
6. The website address will be retained.
7. Professor Nielen van der Merwe accepted to become chair of the FedIGS Board for the next 12 months.
8. The next meeting of the FedIGS Board will take place in Rome in May 2011
Fred Baynes, President IAEG, 5 August 2010.
Federation of Geo-engineering Societies: A proposal by ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG
The Presidents of the Sister Societies (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSMGE; International Society for Rock Mechanics, ISRM; International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment, IAEG) are proposing the formation of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FIGS). It is intended that the federation will supplement the common perception of ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG as learned societies by engaging more closely with industry and public bodies and promoting to such bodies the activities of the Sister Societies and the geo-engineering profession in general.
Guidelines for Joint Technical Committees (JTCs)
This guideline supplements FIGS Clause 13. It defines the way Joint Technical Committees are appointed, how their terms of reference are fixed, how and where they shall meet and how they shall report.
Minutes of the Meeting ot the sister societies ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG
Minutes of the meeting held in:Nottingham, UK, 08:00 – 12:30, Friday 8 September 2006.
PROPOSAL: Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FIGS)
Cooperation Agreement as approved in the meeting of the Presidents of IAEG, ISRM, and ISSMGE in Amsterdam, May 12, 2006. A document describing and defining the cooperation between the three organisations.