Working Groups


Please view information below for Terms of Reference for current PIANC Working Groups with Australia & New Zealand involvement. For all other active working groups, please refer to the links in the sidebar.

Download information about PIANC ANZ Travel Assistance Policy for our members involved in Working Groups.

Please see our Annual Report 2020 pp12-13 for a list of all PIANC ANZ members currently involved in PIANC Working Groups.


WG240: MarCom – Guidance for ports in small island countries-ToR

WG239: MarCom- Mitigation Of Tsunami Disasters In Ports – ToR April 2021

WG238: MarCom – Guidelines for use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in infrastructure for ports and waterways – ToR April 2021

WG236: Sustainable Management of the Navigability of Free Flow Rivers – ToR

WG233: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Of Waterfront Facilities

Nominations closed

WG232: Metocean-Related Risks During Construction of Marine Works

Nominations closed

WG231: Mooring Bollards & Hooks: Selection, maintenance and testing

Nominations closed

WG230: EnviCom – How to attract green funding for Nature-based navigation infrastructure

PIANC ANZ Nomination: ZsuZsa Banhalmi-Zakar

WG227: A Guide for Assessing and Managing Environmental Restrictions on Dredging and Disposal Operations

ANZ Nomination: David Petch

WG226: A Guide for Assessing and Managing Effects of Underwater Sounds from Navigation Infrastructure Activities.

ANZ Nomination: Spencer Shute

WG225: MarCom – Seismic Design Guidelines for Port Structures

PIANC ANZ Nominations: Ravikumar Segu & Tom Bishton (YP)

WG224: Planning of Fishing Ports ToR MarCom WG

WG223: RecCom – Meaningful inclusion of fishing communities in recreational marinas – guidelines for planning.

PIANC ANZ nomination: Meysam Rad

WG222: RecCom – Design Guidelines for Floating Breakwaters in Marinas – ToR

PIANC ANZ nomination: Andrew (Andy) Brown (YP)

WG221: RecCom – Design Guidelines for Recreational Boating Slipways

PIANC ANZ Nomination: Rick Plain (YP)

WG218: The Implications of Invasive Alien Species for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

ANZ Nomination: Nicola Stokes

WG214: EnviCom – Beneficial Sediment Use

PIANC ANZ Nomination: Dave Hooper

WG213: Design guidelines for marine multipurpose terminals

ANZ Nomination: Venket Naidu

WG212: Update of WG 24 – Criteria for acceptable movement of ships at berth

ANZ Nominations: Wim van der Molen, Fabien Cogorgan

WG211: A Update of WG 33 – Guidelines for the design of fender systems

ANZ Nominations: Bob Lamont-Smith, Harvinder Singh (YP)