Working Groups


At the core of PIANC’s mission is the publication of high-quality Technical Reports realised by international Working Groups. PIANC Working Groups are composed of participants from multiple member countries who have expertise in the issue being investigated. The groups gather, analyse, and consolidate international, state-of-the-art, best practice material to provide evidence-based guidance.

An increasing number of A&NZ members  have been participating in Working Groups.  See our video here and find out why you should get involved!

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 A&NZ  TAP – Travel Assistance Policy for our members involved in Working Groups.

Please see our Annual Report 2020 pp12-13 and Annual Report 2021 pp24-27 for a list of PIANC A&NZ members  involved in PIANC Working Groups.

Download Terms of References for Working Groups (ToRs)

WG245: RecCom – Carbon Management for Marinas and Boat Harbours – TOR Jan 2023

WG244: RecCom – Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Marinas & Boat Harbours TOR Jan 2023

WG242: InCom – Permanent Floating Houses Along The Inland Waterway Banks And Infrastructure ToR March 2022

WG240: MarCom – Guidance for ports in small island countries-ToR March 2021

PIANC A&NZ Nominees: Richard Hill, Cristian Alfred (alternate), David Perbey (YP): Mentor Scott Keane

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

PIANC ANZ nomination: Jose BORRERO

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

PIANC ANZ nomination: Enrique Campos, Rosario Loturco (YP)

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 ToR April 2021

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.

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 – ToR April 2021

PIANC ANZ Nomination: Dave Hooper