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. 


6 June 2016: Technical seminar: The use of navigation simulation and physical models in project design at HR Wallingford
This seminar will take place on 6 June 2016 from 13:00 to 16:30hrs at HR Wallingford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Visit our events page. (posted 18 April 2016)

26 September 2016: Hull Greenport Visit and evening seminar
More information will soon be posted. Visit our events page. (posted 22 April 2016)

19 October 2016: Young professionals evening seminar
More information will soon be posted. Visit our events page. (posted 22 April 2016)

Call for Papers


25 November 2016, London

PIANC UK will host its AGM in November 2016.

More information will soon be posted on our events page.


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: April 2016


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