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.


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

PIANC ANZ Nomination: ZsuZsa Banhalmi-Zakar

WG214: EnviCom – Beneficial Sediment Use

PIANC ANZ Nomination: Dave Hooper

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

PIANC ANZ nomination: Meysam Rad

WG221: RecCom – Design Guidelines for Recreational Boating Slipways

PIANC ANZ Nomination: Rick Plain (YP)

WG208: MarCom- Planning for Automation of Container Terminals

PIANC ANZ Nominations: Carsten Varming & Tom Condie (YP).
Report now published – in March 2021. Our news story is here.

WG225: MarCom – Seismic Design Guidelines for Port Structures

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

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

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

WG164: MarCom – Port Berths increasing dredged depth ToR

April 2021 call for additional members

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

WG149: RecCom – Guidelines for Marina Design & sections completed/required. 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

WG224: Planning of Fishing Ports ToR MarCom WG

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

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

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

ANZ Nomination: Nicola Stokes