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PIANC MMX Congress and Annual General Assembly in Liverpool 2010

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Over one hundred delegates attended the Annual General Assembly in Liverpool, U.K., in May. This year's resolution was entitled 'Regeneration — Past, Present and Future.'   The Honorable Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), presented the U.S. Section Report.
Over one hundred delegates attended the Annual General Assembly in Liverpool, U.K., in May. This year's resolution was entitled "Regeneration — Past, Present and Future."
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  The Honorable Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), presented the U.S. Section Report.
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The full U.S. Delegation (11 people, the maximum allowed for our  country) attended the AGA. Shown here are (left to right): LTG Vald Heiberg (ret.), Heiberg Associates and former Chief of Engineers; The Honorable Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army  (Civil Works); Anne Cann, PIANC USA Secretary; Dr. Robert Engler, Moffatt and Nichol.   Mr. Dominic Izzo, KBR, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and member of the U.S. Delegation, listened intently to the proceedings of the AGA.
The full U.S. Delegation (11 people, the maximum allowed for our country) attended the AGA. Shown here are (left to right): LTG Vald Heiberg (ret.), Heiberg Associates and former Chief of Engineers; The Honorable Jo Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works); Anne Cann, PIANC USA Secretary; Dr. Robert Engler, Moffatt and Nichol.
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  Mr. Dominic Izzo, KBR, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and member of the U.S. Delegation, listened intently to the proceedings of the AGA.
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The Royal Queen's Guard Marching Band made a surprise appearance at the Congress Opening Ceremony.   Congress attendees heard an informative update on 'the latest' at the Panama Canal, provided by keynote speaker Mr. Alemán Zubieta, CEO of the Autoridad del Canal de Panamá(on the left, accompanied by Mr. Eric Van  den Eede, PIANC President, and Mr. Louis Van Schel, PIANC Chairman).
The Royal Queen's Guard Marching Band made a surprise appearance at the Congress Opening Ceremony.
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  Congress attendees heard an informative update on "the latest" at the Panama Canal, provided by keynote speaker Mr. Alemán Zubieta, CEO of the Autoridad del Canal de Panamá(on the left, accompanied by Mr. Eric Van den Eede, PIANC President, and Mr. Louis Van Schel, PIANC Chairman).
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On the occasion of the Association's 125th anniversary, the prestigious PIANC History Book was unveiled and presented to all Congress participants.   At the Congress Closing Ceremony, Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission and PIANC USA Commissioner, formally announced that the U.S. will host the next Congress in 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
On the occasion of the Association's 125th anniversary, the prestigious PIANC History Book was unveiled and presented to all Congress participants.
Credit: Mills Media
  At the Congress Closing Ceremony, Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission and PIANC USA Commissioner, formally announced that the U.S. will host the next Congress in 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
Credit: Mills Media
The Congress had a very strong technical program with over 45 sessions on a wide range of navigation topics. Here, Mr. Jim Walker, USACE Navigation Branch Chief, asks a question during one of the sessions.   One of PIANC's biggest advantages is that it brings together the best experts from around the world to debate the technical, economic and  environmental issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructure. Mr. John Headland, Moffatt and Nichol, is seen  here taking part in a discussion during a Congress session.
The Congress had a very strong technical program with over 45 sessions on a wide range of navigation topics. Here, Mr. Jim Walker, USACE Navigation Branch Chief, asks a question during one of the sessions.
Credit: Mills Media
  One of PIANC's biggest advantages is that it brings together the best experts from around the world to debate the technical, economic and environmental issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructure. Mr. John Headland, Moffatt and Nichol, is seen here taking part in a discussion during a Congress session.
Credit: Mills Media
The many networking opportunities provided at the Congress often took place in beautiful settings. This photo shows the PIANC-UK  Reception at St. George's Hall.   The Congress Banquet was held at the Liverpool Cathedral. Pictured here (from left to right), FRONT ROW: Haydee McCarville (U.S.),  Elizabeth Burg (USACE), Joan Pope (USACE), James F. Pope (U.S.), Jim McCarville  (Port of Pittsburgh Commission); BACK ROW: José Sanchez (USACE), Charles Eddie  Wiggins (USACE), Stephen Kwok (St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation), and  Constantine Memos  (National Technical University of Athens).
The many networking opportunities provided at the Congress often took place in beautiful settings. This photo shows the PIANC-UK Reception at St. George's Hall.
Credit: Mills Media
  The Congress Banquet was held at the Liverpool Cathedral. Pictured here (from left to right), FRONT ROW: Haydee McCarville (U.S.), Elizabeth Burg (USACE), Joan Pope (USACE), James F. Pope (U.S.), Jim McCarville (Port of Pittsburgh Commission); BACK ROW: José Sanchez (USACE), Charles Eddie Wiggins (USACE), Stephen Kwok (St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation), and Constantine Memos (National Technical University of Athens).
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The networking events always provide ample opportunity for connecting with old friends and making new  connections. Shown here (from left to  right), FRONT ROW: Ans Ligteringen (The  Netherlands), Tjitske Brolsma (The Netherlands), Kamlesh Batra (U.S.), John  Clarkson (USACE), Raul Escalante (Hidrovia SA - Argentina); BACK ROW: Mr. Jolke Brolsma (Rijkswaterstaat), Shiv Batra (INCA Engineers, A Tetra Tech Co.), Mr.  Henk Jan Verhagen (Delft University of Technology), and Mr. Han Ligteringen  (Delft University of Technology).   One of several technical tour options at the Congress included a tour of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal in Wales, a 46-mile waterway  that historically carried (via horse-drawn narrow boats) coal, iron, slate,  limestone and agricultural goods from the rugged Welsh uplands to the  industrial heart of England. Tourism is the most popular use of the canal now and Congress tour participants were  treated to a two-hour ride on a narrowboat through the canal and over the aqueduct that looms 126 feet above the River Dee.
The networking events always provide ample opportunity for connecting with old friends and making new connections. Shown here (from left to right), FRONT ROW: Ans Ligteringen (The Netherlands), Tjitske Brolsma (The Netherlands), Kamlesh Batra (U.S.), John Clarkson (USACE), Raul Escalante (Hidrovia SA - Argentina); BACK ROW: Mr. Jolke Brolsma (Rijkswaterstaat), Shiv Batra (INCA Engineers, A Tetra Tech Co.), Mr. Henk Jan Verhagen (Delft University of Technology), and Mr. Han Ligteringen (Delft University of Technology).
Credit: Mills Media
  One of several technical tour options at the Congress included a tour of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal in Wales, a 46-mile waterway that historically carried (via horse-drawn narrow boats) coal, iron, slate, limestone and agricultural goods from the rugged Welsh uplands to the industrial heart of England. Tourism is the most popular use of the canal now and Congress tour participants were treated to a two-hour ride on a narrowboat through the canal and over the aqueduct that looms 126 feet above the River Dee.
Credit: Mills Media
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal tour included some interesting sites along the way, including a small, counterbalanced timber lift bridge designed to carry foot traffic. There are two lift bridges of traditional design surviving on the Llangollen Canal, although both have been rebuilt with new materials and automated.    
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal tour included some interesting sites along the way, including a small, counterbalanced timber lift bridge designed to carry foot traffic. There are two lift bridges of traditional design surviving on the Llangollen Canal, although both have been rebuilt with new materials and automated.
Credit: Mills Media
   

 

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