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PIANC Bulletin

Vol. 2, Issue 5 October 2010
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PIANC USA Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

PIANC USA held its Annual Meeting on 22 September in Boston, MA, in conjunction with the National Waterways Conference 50th Anniversary meeting. Over seventy people attended the one-day PIANC meeting which was comprised of seven technical sessions highlighting recently released PIANC working group reports and other topics of interest to the navigation community. The opportunity to partner with NWC proved to be very fruitful, with most attendees commenting that the joint networking reception that evening was particularly beneficial.

PIANC USA would like to again thank all of the speakers and volunteers who worked hard to make this meeting a success. The presentations are posted on the PIANC USA website.

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Young Professional's Corner

Young Professionals attending the PIANC USA Annual meeting met for a quick coffee & introduction before the meeting was underway. Seven Young Professionals attended the meeting with five presenting.

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Working Group Report 111 Erratum

We would like to inform you about a misprint in WG-report 111 (Performance Indicators for Inland Waterways Transport), which was distributed in August 2010: it appears one page got lost in the printing process and that page 23 was printed twice.

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Smart Rivers 2011 Conference — Call for Abstracts

Discover the Keys to Inland Navigation's Sustainable Future Around the World

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
September 13-16, 2011
Westin Canal Place


Abstract Deadline: January 24, 2011

Candidacies for PIANC President

During the PIANC Council meeting in Nagoya, Japan, in September, PIANC President Eric Van den Eede announced the four candidacies for the position of PIANC President received before September 1, 2010:

  • James McCarville, USA
  • Philippe Rigo, Belgium
  • Geoffroy Caude, France
  • Christian De Meyer, Belgium (put forward by the UK Section)

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Working Group Updates

Several PIANC Working Groups have had meetings and made significant progress. Updated groups include:

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House of Representatives Recognizes NWC's Golden Anniversary

The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution recognizing the contributions of the National Waterways Conference (NWC) and congratulating the organization on its 50th Anniversary.

House Resolution 1639 recognizes NWC as an effective national advocate for water resources policy and law on behalf of its diverse membership, reflecting the multiple uses of our waterways, including navigation, flood damage reduction and risk management, environmental protection and restoration, hydroelectric power, recreation, and water supply.

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Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) CONGRESS

Join other port and navigation industry professionals at the inaugural COPRI Congress in Memphis, Tennessee, A Decade of Progress, A Future of Opportunities. In addition to the great networking opportunities, the Conference will feature several sessions, workshops and tours that will be of interest to you and your colleagues. A few examples are below, and the full conference technical program and registration materials can be found at: http://content.asce.org/conferences/copri2010/index.html.

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Coastal Engineering Practice Conference

Mark your calendars for the ASCE's Organizing Committee for the Coastal Engineering Practice Conference to be held in San Diego from August 21-24, 2011.The "Call for Papers" abstract deadline is November 16, 2010.

PAPER TOPICS: Abstracts are sought on the following themes: case histories of coastal projects; sustainable coastal development; erosion and shoreline protection; coastal environment, water quality, and wetlands restoration; coastal hazards and risk management; coastal sediment processes; ports, harbors, and marine transportation; and local, state, and federal involvement in the planning, design, and construction of coastal projects.

DEADLINE: Abstracts are to be submitted to the Coastal Engineering Practice Technical Subcommittee by November 16, 2010. The Web site for submission is http://content.asce.org/conferences/copricoastal2011/call.html.

CONTACT: The conference Web site is http://content.asce.org/conferences/copricoastal2011/index.html.

The PIANC Bulletin, formerly a quarterly newsletter and now a bi-monthly e-newsletter, is designed to keep interested parties up-to-date on the latest PIANC USA developments. Visit the PIANC website at: http:// www.pianc.us/