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Edward Schmeltz


Akula R. Rao

·         Co-chairpersons: Mr Edward Schmeltz (USA) and Mr Akula R. Rao (India)

·         Supervising of regional groups

·         Merged with COPEDEC and responsible for organising PIANC-COPEDEC Conferences



 Report on Seminars and Training Activities in Bogotá & Cartagena, Colombia – November 27-29, 2012: click here for a full overview.


 Download the presentations that were held during this event:


·         Andreas Huesig: Presentation on PIANC

·         John Headland, Rafael Canizares & Santiago Alfageme: ‘Port of Barranquilla Access Channel’

·         Edward Schmeltz: PIANC Generic PowerPoint

·         Leandro Tenerife: ‘Riesgos portuarios medidas viables para su manejo – SASEPORT‘

·         Francisco Esteban Lefler: ‘Presentación de la Comisión Marítima de PIANC’

·         Francisco Esteban Lefler: ‘Evaluación de riesgos para la gestión del ciclo de vida de las infraestructuras portuarias’

·         Chris Edwards: Risk Assessment Matrix for Port Infrastructure’

·         PIANC InCom WG 30: ‘Inventory of Inspection and Repair Techniques both Underwater and In-the-Dry’


 Download Guidelines for Chairpersons of PIANC Working Groups


-       Annex 1: ‘Overview of PIANC WG Development Status’

-       Annex 2: ‘Manual for setting up WG Member Area’



The Eric Loewy Memorial Fund



The Fund is established in memory of Eric Loewy who was for many years an active member and supporter of PIANC and, in particular, the Commission for Co-operation. The Fund shall be used at the discretion of the Trustees to enable developing country members to participate in PIANC activities. This might include:


and other similar activities that the Trustees deem to be in accordance with the general objective of making PIANC accessible to the widest possible international membership.


Applications for assistance from the Fund, and any other enquiries, should be addressed to:

The Trustees,
The Eric Lowey Fund


The Institution of Civil Engineers
1 Great George Street
Westminster, London
SW1P 3AA, U.K.

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