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PIANC Navigating the Environment Seminar and related events (2009)

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PIANC's technical seminar on "Navigating the Environment - Managing Risks and Sustaining Benefits" included a panel discussion on "Comprehensive and Sustainable Sediment Management." (Left to right) Jeff Waters, Ph.D., USACE ERDC; Robert M. Engler, Ph.D., Moffatt and Nichol; Rafael Calderon, The Nature Conservancy; Susan Rees, Ph.D., USACE Mobile District, Paul Boyd, Ph.D., USACE Omaha District.   The seminar also offered the chance to network with colleagues and visit with industry exhibitors. Ms. Lauren DeFrank displayed the USACE's Institute for Water Resources' booth.
PIANC's technical seminar on "Navigating the Environment - Managing Risks and Sustaining Benefits" included a panel discussion on "Comprehensive and Sustainable Sediment Management." (Left to right) Jeff Waters, Ph.D., USACE ERDC; Robert M. Engler, Ph.D., Moffatt and Nichol; Rafael Calderon, The Nature Conservancy; Susan Rees, Ph.D., USACE Mobile District, Paul Boyd, Ph.D., USACE Omaha District.   The seminar also offered the chance to network with colleagues and visit with industry exhibitors. Ms. Lauren DeFrank displayed the USACE's Institute for Water Resources' booth.
The technical seminar was organized by the PIANC Environmental Commission (EnviCom). Shown here are EnviCom's Chair, Mr. Harald Koethe, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Germany (left), and one of EnviCom's U.S. Representatives, Dr. Todd S. Bridges, USACE ERDC (right).   PIANC events provide excellent opportunities to network. Attendees exchange technical information, build business contacts, and develop professional relationships.
The technical seminar was organized by the PIANC Environmental Commission (EnviCom). Shown here are EnviCom's Chair, Mr. Harald Koethe, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Germany (left), and one of EnviCom's U.S. Representatives, Dr. Todd S. Bridges, USACE ERDC (right).   PIANC events provide excellent opportunities to network. Attendees exchange technical information, build business contacts, and develop professional relationships.
PIANC also provides opportunities for training and development of Young Professionals (which PIANC defines as age 40 and under). PIANC USA recently established a Student Travel Scholarship Fund, which enables PIANC USA to continue providing travel scholarships to full time students to attend PIANC USA conferences and seminars. If you are interested in making a contribution, go towww.pianc.us.   EnviCom and the PIANC USA Commissioners held committee meetings in New Orleans in conjunction with the technical seminar. The two groups are show here after dinner where everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and sampling the delicious New Orleans cuisine.
PIANC also provides opportunities for training and development of Young Professionals (which PIANC defines as age 40 and under). PIANC USA recently established a Student Travel Scholarship Fund, which enables PIANC USA to continue providing travel scholarships to full time students to attend PIANC USA conferences and seminars. If you are interested in making a contribution, go to www.pianc.us.   EnviCom and the PIANC USA Commissioners held committee meetings in New Orleans in conjunction with the technical seminar. The two groups are show here after dinner where everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and sampling the delicious New Orleans cuisine.
Major General Bo Temple (left) is shown here presenting Mr. Shiv Batra, INCA Engineers, Inc., of Bellevue, WA, with a token of appreciation for his two terms as Western Region VP on the U.S. Commission.   The USACE New Orleans District organized a  technical tour for the EnviCom members where they sailed along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to see the ongoing  construction of the navigable hurricane storm surge barrier in the vicinity of  the Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Complex.
Major General Bo Temple (left) is shown here presenting Mr. Shiv Batra, INCA Engineers, Inc., of Bellevue, WA, with a token of appreciation for his two terms as Western Region VP on the U.S. Commission.   The USACE New Orleans District organized a technical tour for the EnviCom members where they sailed along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to see the ongoing construction of the navigable hurricane storm surge barrier in the vicinity of the Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Complex.
The boat mainly navigated along the flood side  view of the barrier wall and attendees viewed several different stages of its construction.   The storm surge barrier's vertical piles are driven 100 feet deep, while the diagonal batter piles are driven 200 feet and filled with steel reinforced bars and concrete.
The boat mainly navigated along the flood side view of the barrier wall and attendees viewed several different stages of its construction.   The storm surge barrier's vertical piles are driven 100 feet deep, while the diagonal batter piles are driven 200 feet and filled with steel reinforced bars and concrete.
This phase of construction shows the concrete cap and parapet wall which will eventually be used as a road for maintenance.   The completed storm surge barrier wall will be nearly 2 miles long. Shown here is the space for the Bayou Bienvenue Floodgate which will be used mainly for commercial fishing and recreational boat access to Lake Borgne.
This phase of construction shows the concrete cap and parapet wall which will eventually be used as a road for maintenance.   The completed storm surge barrier wall will be nearly 2 miles long. Shown here is the space for the Bayou Bienvenue Floodgate which will be used mainly for commercial fishing and recreational boat access to Lake Borgne.

 

 

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