Cardno Hosts PIANC Event

Neil Lawson, in his capacity as Chairman of PIANC, hosted a member-only PIANC networking event on Thursday, 10 September, at Cardno’s Sydney office.

PIANC is the global non-political and non-profit organisation providing guidance for sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure for ports and waterways.

PIANC members heard guest speaker, Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, discuss issues currently facing ports in the USA, which may be relevant to Australia in three to five years’ time.

Todd manages the $6 million per annum Dredging Operations Environmental Research program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is the Director of the Center for Contaminated Sediments. He is also a key member of PIANC EnviCom the Environmental Commission of PIANC International as well as playing an active role in PIANC activities in USA where he works closely with the Port Authorities.

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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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