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Smart Rivers Conference 2009

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The 2009 installment in the Smart Rivers conference series was held in Vienna, Austria, September 6-9.   The conference was held in the Vienna City Hall, with 300 participants from 25 countries including a 60-person delegation from the United States.
The 2009 installment in the Smart Rivers conference series was held in Vienna, Austria, September 6-9.   The conference was held in the Vienna City Hall, with 300 participants from 25 countries including a 60-person delegation from the United States.
Robert  Plymale, Director and CEO of the Rahall Transportation Institute at Marshall University and State Senator of West Virginia, spoke during the conference plenary session. He currently serves as the coordinator for all university transportation centers under the support of the U.S. Department of Transportation   One of the driving forces behind the success of this year's conference, Otto Schwetz (left), President of PIANC Austria, was honored with a medal from Mr. Rock Salt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).
Robert Plymale, Director and CEO of the Rahall Transportation Institute at Marshall University and State Senator of West Virginia, spoke during the conference plenary session. He currently serves as the coordinator for all university transportation centers under the support of the U. S. Department of Transportation.   One of the driving forces behind the success of this year's conference, Otto Schwetz (left), President of PIANC Austria, was honored with a medal from Mr. Rock Salt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).
Conference attendees intermingled with exhibitors in the magnificent surroundings. The United States will have a hard time topping this venue!   Bruce Lambert, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, provided a bit of continuity during the opening plenary by giving a recap of the previous three Smart Rivers conferences.
Conference attendees intermingled with exhibitors in the magnificent surroundings. The United States will have a hard time topping this venue!   Bruce Lambert, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, provided a bit of continuity during the opening plenary by giving a recap of the previous three Smart Rivers conferences.
Dan Mecklenborg, Ingram Barge Company (left), shares a chuckle with Cornel Martin, President and CEO of Waterways Council, Inc. (right). Ms. Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Cos., sits in the foreground.   Jim Walker, US Army Corps of Engineers' Navigation Business Manager, spoke on funding activities for inland waterway navigation in the U.S.
Dan Mecklenborg, Ingram Barge Company (left), shares a chuckle with Cornel Martin, President and CEO of Waterways Council, Inc. (right). Ms. Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyard Cos., sits in the foreground.   Jim Walker, US Army Corps of Engineers' Navigation Business Manager, spoke on funding activities for inland waterway navigation in the U.S.
During the closing plenary session, representatives of the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport, the Yangtze River Transportation Institute, the U.S. DOT Committee on Marine Transportation, and the Austrian Ministry of  Transport, gathered for a discussion on inland water transportation in their respective countries.   Several of the conference organizers gathered  for a ''photo opp'' on board the Twin City Liner on the opening night of the  conference. This high speed, jet-powered  catamaran, took passengers from the heart of Vienna to the center of Bratislava in just 75 minutes.
During the closing plenary session, representatives of the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport, the Yangtze River Transportation Institute, the U.S. DOT Committee on Marine Transportation, and the Austrian Ministry of Transport, gathered for a discussion on inland water transportation in their respective countries.   Several of the conference organizers gathered for a "photo opp" on board the Twin City Liner on the opening night of the conference. This high speed, jet-powered catamaran, took passengers from the heart of Vienna to the center of Bratislava in just 75 minutes.
On the way to Bratislava (left to right): Rich Lockwood, US Army  Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District; Vinton Bossert, US Army Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center; and Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission.   Enjoying the high-speed trip aboard the Twin City liner are conference speakers: Ms. Helen Brohl, the U.S. DOT Committee on Marine Transportation, and Mr. Jeff Lillycrop, US Army Corps of Engineers.
On the way to Bratislava (left to right): Rich Lockwood, US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District; Vinton Bossert, US Army Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center; and Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission.   Enjoying the high-speed trip aboard the Twin City liner are conference speakers: Ms. Helen Brohl, the U.S. DOT Committee on Marine Transportation, and Mr. Jeff Lillycrop, US Army Corps of Engineers.

 

 

revised 22 Oct 2009