Owen White, the past president of IAEG for the term 1986 to 1990, passed away on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 aged 92. Deep tributes and condolences to his family as well as his friends and colleagues of IAEG. He was the first elected president from North America, former IAEG Vice President for North America from 1982 to 1986, the recipient of 1998 Hans Cloos Medal of IAEG, the recipient of Thomas Roy Award of Canadian Geotechnical Society in 1996.

During his term as the president of IAEG, a lot of achievements of the technical meetings and some of the great technical presentations have been gained, the membership of IAEG reached 4600 in 1986 and the national groups increased from 50 to 55 by 1990 which has established strong foundation for the followed development of IAEG. After his retirement from IAEG, he keeps doing a great contribution to IAEG for such a long time, Owen White is definitely a conscientious and enthusiastic person. He will live in our memory forever and we sadly miss him.