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2015: Oct 19-22



Welcome to PIANC USA, the United States national section of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC). We are committed to fostering progress in all fields related to waterborne transportation. Since 1902, PIANC USA members have worked with experts from around the world to improve and support maritime and inland waterway and port development and management.

Save The Date Announcement

PIANC USA & COPRI/ASCE are proud to announce that the Dredging 2015 Conference will take place in Savannah, Georgia, USA; October 19-22, 2015.

The format of the conference will be very similar to the 2012 Conference in San Diego, with a plenary session, concurrent technical sessions, short courses, tours and a large industry exhibit hall. Mark the conference dates on your calendar and start making plans to submit an abstract by January 2015!

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Learn More About PIANC USA

See our News and Events pages to find out what's happening. We participate in forums and events taking place around the globe. To read further information about our organization and the benefits of membership, please see About Us and Membership.

Find out more about the U.S. Participation in PIANC, the work our U.S. representatives are doing on working groups, and working group reports.

PIANC USA contributes groundbreaking innovations to the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of ports and waterways. Please explore this web site to learn more about our activities and members.


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PIANC USA works with members from 40 other nations to address policy, engineering and environmental issues for the advancement of waterborne transportation.


We are dedicated to port and waterway development and management, and we provide our members with outstanding professional benefits.


Our members include engineers, scientists, economists, planners, dredgers, port operators, regulators, and marina and vessel owners.


PIANC USA participates in research projects and information exchanges that study specific challenges and develop solutions to navigation issues.


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