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PIANC Bulletin

Vol. 3, Issue 4 August/September 2011
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FEATURED ARTICLE

Smart Rivers 2011 a Resounding Success

More than 275 of the world's top professionals in all aspects of inland/river transportation gathered in New Orleans September 13-16 for the Smart Rivers 2011 Conference. Attendees came from more than 20 nations and included private sector, government, and academic participants. The opening plenary focused on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Hurricane Surge Barrier in New Orleans, the largest surge barrier of its kind if the world. Later in the week, conference attendees had the opportunity to view the entire New Orleans Hurricane and Story Risk Reduction System, including the IHNC Surge Barrier, on a technical tour organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans district...

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Dredging 2012 Call for Abstracts Announced

Mark your calendars now for Dredging 2012! Are you interested in participating as a presenter? The theme of the conference is 40 Years of Dredging and Environmental Innovation. Dredging 2012 is taking place in San Diego, CA October 22 — 25, 2012. The call for abstracts is now open. The submission deadline is January 23, 2012. Visit http://dredging12.pianc.us/abstracts.cfm You are leaving the PIANC USA web site. Click this icon for more information. for more information or to submit...

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PIANC NEWS

Promote Your Organization's Products & Services at Dredging 2012

The excitement is building! It has been almost 10 years since our last dedicated conference on dredging and dredge material disposal. Dredging 2012 will be held October 22 — 25 in San Diego, CA. If your company provides goods and services related to any aspect of dredging and dredge material disposal you don't want to miss this opportunity!

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New Working Group MarCom 161 "Interaction between offshore wind farms and maritime navigation"

PIANC has announced a new working group MarCom 161 "Interaction between offshore wind farms and maritime navigation" and is seeking volunteers. The final report of the Working Group will provide an approach, guidelines and recommendations to assess the required maneuvering space in the vicinity of offshore windfarms and the minimal distance between shipping lanes and sea areas for offshore windfarms, in order to ensure a minimal risk level for navigation. Deadline for submission October 17, 2011.

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MarCom 114 Working Group Report Released

The Working Group report of MarCom 114 (ex-MarCom 57) for The Stability of Pattern Placed Revetment Blocks has been released and can be found on the PIANC website.

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FREE publication of PIANC EnviCom TG 2 - "Towards a Sustainable Waterborne Transportation Industry"

The PIANC Task Group 2 report "Towards a Sustainable Waterborne Transportation Industry" has been released today and can be found on the PIANC website. There is no charge for this report.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Army Corps Offers Update on Continued Harbor Deepening Project Construction Drilling and Blasting Operations in New York/New Jersey

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are improving the main shipping channels in the Port by deepening them to a depth of 50 feet, allowing more efficient access to the world's largest oceangoing ships.

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National Waterways Conference Elects New Officers

At its 51st Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 19-21, the National Waterways Conference, Inc. (NWC) elected members to serve as Officers for the 2011-2012 year. Incoming Chairman Sykes Sturdivant thanked immediate past chairman Fred Caver for his leadership and service to the Conference, praising his efforts to transform NWC into the leading national organization representing all segments of the water resources community.

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ASTL Yangtze Mississippi Rivers Forum Review

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics Inc. (ASTL) held the first Yangtze Mississippi Rivers Forum in Chongqing, China in 2010.  This month the parties had an opportunity to continue their dialogue in New Orleans in conjunction with the Smart Rivers Conference.

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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/