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1. PIANC And The Environment. International Navigation Association Environmental Commission EnviCom – [email protected] Chairman Robert M. Engler, PhD. Chairman Elect Harald Koethe. Vice Chairman/Secretary Tiedo Vellinga. 1994 - 2007. Assurance of an environmentally balanced

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Pianc and the environment

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PIANC And The Environment

  • International Navigation Association

  • Environmental Commission

  • EnviCom –

  • [email protected]

Chairman

Robert M. Engler, PhD

Chairman Elect Harald Koethe

Vice Chairman/Secretary

Tiedo Vellinga

1994 - 2007


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Assurance of an environmentally balanced

approach to navigation infrastructure

development and maintenance

The environmental vision is one of

sustainable development, protection,

and enhancement of global biodiversity


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PIANC - EnviCom

  • Responsible for dealing with both broad and very specific sustainability and environment-related issues of interest to PIANC.

  • Networking

  • Represents PIANC in international organizations, e.q., London Convention, OSPAR, WODA, IAPH, the U.N., and the EU.

  • Partners with InCom, MarCom, ReCom, or CoCom.

  • Networks with other navigation related interests and has communications with non-traditional groups such as IMO, UN, CEDA, WODA, WEDA, EDA, IADC, IAPH, AAPA, RAMSAR, WWF, UNEP, SEDNET, PARALIA, INE, CCNR


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PIANC - EnviCom

Working Group Reports

  • Dredging

  • EnviCom / WG 1: Management of Aquatic Disposal of Dredged Material. Published

  • EnviCom / WG 5: Environmental Guidelines for Aquatic, Nearshore, and Upland Confined Disposal Facilities (CDF’s) for Contaminated Dredged Material. Published.

  • ReCom / EnviCom / WG 6: Dredging of Marinas. Published

  • EnviCom / WG 8: Generic Biological Assessment Guidance for Dredging and Disposal. Published.


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PIANC - EnviComWorking Group Reports

Dredging (cont.)

  • EnviCom / WG 10: Environmental Risk Assessment in Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal. Publish 2007.

  • EnviCom / WG 11: Management, Re-use, and Transformation of Existing CDF’s. Publish 2007

  • EnviCom / WG 13: Best Management Practices Applied to Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal Projects for the Protection of the Environment. Publish 2007.

  • EnviCom / WG 14: Dredged Material Beneficial Use Options and Constraints. Publish 2007.

  • MarCom/EnviCom WG 51: Water Injection Dredging. Initiate 2007.


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PIANC - EnviComWorking Group Reports

Navigation

  • EnviCom / WG 6: Sustainable River Management as Related to Navigation Infrastructure. Published

  • EnviCom / WG 7: Ecological and Engineering Guidelines for Wetlands Restoration in Relation to the Development, Operation and Maintenance of Navigation Infrastructure. Published.

  • ReCom / EnviCom/WG 12: Recreation Navigation and Nature. Published.

  • InCom / EnviCom/WG 27: Environmental Impact of Vessels. Publish 2007


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PIANC - EnviComWorking Group Reports

  • Navigation (cont.)

  • EnviCom / WG 12: Sustainable Waterways Within the Context of Navigation and Flood Management. Publish 2007.

  • EnviCom/WG 15: Navigation Around Coral. Initiated 2006.

  • EnviCom/WG 16: Navigation and Fish Habitat. Initiated Feb 2007


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PIANC - EnviComWorking Group Reports

  • Ports

  • EnviCom / WG 2: Wildlife Habitat and Port Activities. Published.

  • EnviCom / WG 3: Glossary of Environmental Terms. Published

  • EnviCom / WG 4: Environmental Management Framework. Published

  • MarCom/EnviCom WG 43: Minimizing Harbor Siltation. Publish 2007.


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PIANC - EnviCom

Task Groups

  • Dredged Material Management Guide. Published.

  • Public Relations Booklet, “Dredging: The Facts.” Published in partnership with CEDA, IADC, and IAPH

  • Public Relations Booklet, “Dredging: The Environmental Facts”. Published in partnership with CEDA, IADC, and IAPH, UNEP, GPA

  • Public Relations Booklet, “Managing Contaminated Dredged Material”. Published


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PIANC - EnviComTask Groups (cont.)

  • Seminar on EU Water Framework Directive, 2003, 2007

  • Environmental Awareness Training for Developing Countries - Train the Trainer - In Discussion at the ExCom and CoCom

  • EU Water Framework Directive Task Force (PIANC, CEDA, ESPO, INE, EFIP). Seminar Feb 2007, EUDA, EPA, EBU, ECSA, EFID, EURMEG, CENR, DC


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PIANC - EnviCom

Future Working Groups, Tasks, and Meetings

  • EnviCom / EP2: Environmental Benefits of Waterborne Transport. Readvertise.

  • EnviCom/EP3: Climate Change and Navigation. Initiate 2007.

  • Ballast Water Management on Board Dredges. Develop TOR’s.

  • TBT Anti-fouling consequences for Navigation. Develop TOR’s.


Pianc envicom future working groups tasks and meetings cont

PIANC - EnviComFuture Working Groups, Tasks, and Meetings (cont.)

  • Actively represent PIANC interests at the London and OSPAR Conventions.

  • Coordinate with the IAPH Dredging, Port safety, Environment and Marine Operations, and Port Planning and Construction Committee to discuss items of mutual interest (e.g., dredging, ballast water, anti-fouling paint and air quality issues).


Pianc envicom future working groups tasks and meetings concluded

PIANC - EnviComFuture Working Groups, Tasks, and Meetings (Concluded)

  • Support activities allotted to the “European Sediment Research Network.”

  • Input to the PIANC electronic newsletter

  • Input (Hot News Items to the AGM).

  • Input to COPEDEC and CoCom on training for

    developing countries.


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PIANC - EnviComCooperation

  • The London Convention Scientific Group, UNEP, IMO, CEDA, IADC and WEDA, assisted in waste management training for the wider Caribbean, Pacific Rim, South/Central America and African Nations; Ocha Rios, Jamaica, May 2002; Kenya, May 2004; China 2006.

  • UNEP member on EnviCom.


Pianc envicom cooperation cont

PIANC - EnviComCooperation (cont.)

  • Networking continues with the IADC, EU, WODA, CEDA, WEDA, UNEP, ICOLD, IAPH, IMO, AAPA, RAMSAR Convention, WWF, ESPO, INE, PARALIA, and the European Sediment Research Network (SedNet).

  • Environmental Day at 2004 WODCON.

  • Adopted radioactivity de minimis assessment with the IAEA for dredged material at London Convention Consultative Meeting, Oct 2003.

  • EU Water Directive Task Force.


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PIANC - EnviComCooperation (cont.)

  • Formal Partnership with the IAPH Dredging, Port Safety, Environment and Port Planning and Construction Committees.

  • An EnviCom member presented a paper at the COPEDEC VI (Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries) held in September 2003, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The paper contained a sizeable section on PIANC’s planned “Train the Trainers” environmentalawareness course for developing countries.


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