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Welcome to our August 2020 PIANC ANZ newsletter.  As we meet the challenges of COVID-19, we continue to adapt with online sessions, mentoring and meetings. In June the NSW Chapter hosted an online seminar - now available to all on our YouTube channel - and we held our 2020 AGM online. I am delighted to advise that our mentoring program for members has begun, while organisation for APAC2020 continues.  While we are still hoping to convene an in-person conference, we will keep everyone up to date as the situation evolves.  In preparation for APAC2020, this newsletter provides a sneak preview at some of the many excellent Conference presentations. 

Please continue to follow our updates on LinkedIn or our website. For non-members, you are always welcome to join us!
Will Glamore
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MAJOR PIANC AWARD FOR OUR REGION 
CONGRATULATIONS TO NZ'S 
BEN POPOVICH!

2020 DE PAEPE - WILLEMS AWARD WINNER 

Warm congratulations to PIANC ANZ member Ben Popovich from the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA) in Wellington, New Zealand, for winning PIANC's De Paepe-Willems 2020 Award for his outstanding paper “Tsunami Resilience of Pile Supported Wharves: A First Principles Approach.”  
Ben's work on the resilience of NZ wharves to tsunami hazards is of great importance to that island nation and of significant potential use to communities beyond NZ.
 
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WELCOME TO OUR TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS


At the 2020 AGM PIANC ANZ welcomed two new Board members, Laurence Benn and Jackie Spiteri. Laurence is Principal Engineer – Critical Projects for OMC, a maritime engineering company based in Melbourne, while Jackie is the Environmental, Sustainability and Planning Manager at the Port of Newcastle, with a Masters Diploma in Marine Environment Protection from Bangor University in her native Wales. We also farewelled outgoing Board members Richard Hill and Kate Panayatou. Our grateful thanks and best wishes to them.
 
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APPLY NOW FOR DE PAEPE -WILLEMS AWARD 2021
 

Calling PIANC Young Professionals - it's time to prepare and send in your abstracts for the PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award 2021! Lets make it two in a row for our region! The deadline for abstracts is 31 August 2020. Full papers are expected at the latest by 30 September 2020. Three prizes will be awarded. First prize is 4,000 Euros. The winner will be invited to present his/her paper at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of PIANC.
 
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APAC 2020 PREVIEW - SHELL HARBOUR & MARINA


The NSW Shell Cove Boat Harbour and Marina Project is one of the most significant recreational boating facilities proposed for the NSW coast, located approximately 100km south of Sydney, with a construction value of AUD$150 million plus. Design and delivery of the project – with its 270 berth marina, 120 vessel dry boat storage, an innovative 470m Icelandic berm breakwater; 280m long groyne, constructed beach and other features, has been a challenging though rewarding project that has spanned nearly 15 years. 
 
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YP CHANGES - LOCAL AND GLOBAL  


Welcome and congratulations to our new PIANC ANZ YP Com Chair, Claire Treeby from WA. Huge thanks to outgoing Chair Rodney Hancock! Rodney's new role within PIANC is that of YP Vice-Chair of the entire Asia Pacific region. Rodney steps into the role Dr Tom Shand has held for nearly three years. A big thank you to Tom for his leadership in the region, which included some very special events including the 3rd PIANC YP‐Com Asia‐Pacific Seminar in Korea 2018 and the 2019 BTV in Singapore. Best wishes for Coasts&Ports 2021!
 
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PHILIPPINES CONFERENCE POSTPONED


Sadly, due to the impact and further threat of COVID-19, the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries which was planned to be held in the Philippines in November this year, has now been postponed to 2021, at a time and date to be determined later.
More details will follow on the conference website. https://www.pianc-copedec2020.org
 
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APAC PREVIEW -FREMANTLE UNDERWATER ROCK MOUND


The Fremantle Rail Bridge (FRB) is located at the eastern end of the Fremantle Inner Harbour, which is Western Australia’s largest and busiest container and general cargo port. In separate incidents in 2011 and 2014, large ships came into contact with the FRB causing structural damage. Fremantle Ports, in conjunction with the Public Transport Authority who own the FRB, decided that a protection structure was required to limit the risk of future vessel impacts.

 
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APAC 2020 CONFERENCE 

What is PIANC? 


The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

 
PIANC (which stands for the Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses) is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert guidance on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructure to facilitate waterborne transport.

Established in 1885, PIANC, a non-political and non-profit organisation, continues to be the leading partner for government and the private sector in the design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas.  

Join us for a variety of benefits including free copies of our industry-leading working group reports, reduced costs for conferences and events, and unique networking opportunities. 

PIANC Australia & New Zealand is a National Section of PIANC International.
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