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PIANC Bulletin

Vol. 3, Issue 2 April/May 2011
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McCarville's Run for PIANC President

The US Section is eagerly awaiting the upcoming "historic" PIANC Presidential election, especially since we are putting forth our own candidate: Mr. James McCarville of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission (Eastern Region Vice President on the PIANC USA Commission). The election of the new President will occur during the AGA in Berlin, Germany, on May 17th.

More information: Full story | James McCarville Brochure (pdf, 3.30 MB) | James McCarville Policy Statement (pdf, 133 KB)


"Networking & Navigation Infrastructure" PIANC USA Networking Coffee

Join us for coffee & networking to discuss recent developments in navigation infrastructure at the US Army Corps of Engineers "Infrastructure Systems Conference" (June 14-17, 2011), hosted by PIANC USA. We encourage you to register for the Infrastructure Systems Conference; there is no need to register for the PIANC event.

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Smart Rivers 2011 Conference Update

On behalf of PIANC USA, our Smart Rivers sponsors, and cooperating organizations, it is my pleasure to extend this invitation to join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Smart Rivers 2011 Conference. This upcoming conference has been organized to bring together the world's top professionals in all aspects of inland / river transportation, including more than 250 private sector, government, and academic participants.

More information: Full story | Exhibitor/Sponsor Opportunities

Dredging 2012 Conference Update

PIANC USA and COPRI/ASCE are pleased to announce the dates and location for the fourth specialty conference on dredging and dredged material disposal, Dredging 2012. Since it will have been ten years since the last conference, held in Orlando, FL, in 2002, many new issues have emerged and will be discussed and debated. The below schedule indicates some of the conference topics, and a "Call for Abstracts" announcement will be advertised in 2011.

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Central VP Position - Call For Nominations

The call for nominations has commenced for the elected Commissioner slot in the Central Region. Dr. Robert Engler, Moffatt & Nichol, currently holds this position and is eligible to serve an additional term. He has indicated that indeed, he would like to stay on for his second (and last) term. If anyone from the central region is interested in running against him in an election, please submit your name, brief bio, and photo (for the ballot) to Kelly Barnes at kelly.j.barnes@usace.army.mil or by mail at PIANC USA, 7701 Telegraph Rd., Casey Bldg., Alexandria, VA 22315.

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Student Travel Scholarship Information

Full time students are invited to take advantage of special student discounts and travel scholarships to attend the Smart Rivers Conference! Attend the conference for much reduced rates — as low as $25! Students needing travel scholarships may apply for funds through PIANC USA. A limited amount of travel funding is available, so make your request in writing by August 25, 2011, to pianc@usace.army.mil or call 703-428-9090 for more information. Scholarship awards will be awarded on a first-come/first served basis. Proof of full time student status required.

More information: Full story | Smart Rivers '11

Young Professionals' Technical Visit in October

Join the PIANC Young Professionals LinkedIn group Link Disclaimer and stay up-to-date on current YP events. For more information on YP activities and YP contacts within the commissions and national sections, visit the PIANC YPCom webpage at http://www.pianc.org/ypcom.php You are leaving the PIANC USA web site. Click this icon for more information..

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Upcoming Webinars on Navigation Engineering

The Waterways Committee of COPRI/ASCE is proud to announce two new webinars on Navigation Engineering. "Navigation Engineering: Understanding the Basics of This Growing Specialty" and "Navigation Engineering: Challenges for the New Decade *NEW*" are available for immediate registration.

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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/