Welcome to the UK Section of PIANC

The International Navigation Association (PIANC) is a professional organisation offering access to worldwide trends and challenges in port and waterway development and management.

The UK Section members, including government organisations, the private sector, and individuals, work together with 40 other nations to address a broad range of policy, engineering, and environmental issues for the advancement of waterborne transportation.

The Secretariat of the UK Section is hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. 


7 September 2015: PIANC UK Young Professionals Evening Seminar
This seminar will take place on Monday 7 September 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30hrs at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Visit our events page. (posted 10 June 2015)

8 September 2014: PIANC UK Young Professionals Evening Seminar
This seminar will take place on Monday 8 September 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00hrs at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Visit our events page. (posted 27 August 2014)

Dowload PIANC UK latest newsletter
Visit our news page to download our latest newsletter. Our newsletter gives updates on PIANC work, and past or future conferences and seminars.
(posted 05 August 2014)

11 March 2014: Fluid mud in ports and navigation - Management today and in the future
This free seminar hosted by HR Wallingford with support from PIANC, IMarEST and CEDA will bring together a group of experts to share current best practice on fluid mud management and to identify gaps in our current knowledge and identify future research priorities. Visit our events page. (posted 21 January 2014)

10 February 2014: BS 6349: “Maritime Works” Finishing the task
This one-day event will give updates on the latest progress in standardisation for Maritime Works. It will present delegates with the advances being made on standardisation and alert them to impending public consultation processes. Visit our events page. (posted 04 December 2013)

28 October 2013: Widening the Panama Canal – What is happening and what will its impact be? Half-day seminar
This free-of-charge seminar discussed the Panama Canal and one of the greatest changes in shipping patterns for many years. Presentations are now available. Visit our events page. (posted 19 November 2013)

Call for Papers


12 October 2015, London

PIANC UK invites submissions of interest for our Annual Conference in October. The theme this year is the use of advanced technology in management, operation and monitoring of waterways Infrastructure.

Visit our events page for more information.


7 reasons to join PIANC UK

  • Join a world-wide network of fellow experts and professionals
  • Benefit from more than a century of expertise
  • Gain access to advanced technical information
  • Share your knowledge and experience through Working Groups, Commissions and National Sections
  • Make your voice heard within the community and on the international scene
  • Use a unique springboard for Young Professionals
  • Team up with public decision-makers.

Visit our membership page for further information.

Contact PIANC UK

If you have any queries about PIANC UK, feel free to contact us by email: Kath Coldwell or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7665 2238.

Last updated: October 2015


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