IADC’s Young Authors Award Presented at 33rd PIANC World Congress

This year’s IADC Young Authors Award more than fulfilled its goal to recognise young people working in the fields of dredging and maritime research. At the 33rd PIANC World Congress held in San Francisco, California, June 1-5, 2014, the International Association of Dredging Companies bestowed its award on the paper, “Reducing Shoaling in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Erosion of Barrier Islands along West Galveston Bay”.

It was given to Coraggio Maglio as the presenter. The honour was shared by his team of co-authors – Kimberly Townsend, Rob Thomas, Derek Thornton, Jantzen Miller, Tricia Campbell, Lihwa Lin, Sheridan Willey, and Eric Wood – most of whom are also young professionals and all of whom are members of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The PIANC World Congress is held every four years in one of the PIANC’s member countries. It attracted some 600 delegates and exhibitors from all corners of the world and managed 5 concurrent sessions per day with more than 250 papers.

Given the participation of a large number of young researchers, selecting a winner at this conference was especially competitive. The selection was supported by the PIANC Paper Committee and experts from the IADC member companies. As IADC Secretary General Kolman remarked, after narrowing down the field to four papers, “the final choice was based on the excellent work represented by this team of young professionals as well as the high quality of Mr. Maglio’s presentation”.


Every year at selected conferences, the IADC recognises the best papers written by authors younger than 35 years of age. In each case the Conference Paper Committee is asked to recommend papers that makes a significant contribution to the literature on dredging and related fields.

The purpose of the IADC Young Authors Award is to stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry. The winner of the Award receives € 1,000 and a certificate of recognition.

Press Release, July 9, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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