PIANC Seeking Nominees for De Paepe-Willems Awards

PIANC is seeking young professionals, under 40 years of age, to apply for the PIANC De Paepe-Willems Awards (PIANC-DPWA). The award will be granted to candidates who submit the most outstanding paper on subjects in the fields of design, construction, improvement, maintenance of operation of inland and maritime waterways (rivers, estuaries, canals, port approaches), of inland and maritime ports and of coastal areas.

Winners are selected by the jury in the calendar year preceding the General Assembly at which the award is granted. In case of co-authorship, the award will be granted to the principal author of the paper.

The deadline for sending in abstracts for the PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award (PIANC DPWA) 2020 is August 31, 2019. Full papers are expected at the latest by September 30, 2019.

The award consists of three prizes:

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Number 1:

  • € 4,000 ($4,500)
  • Free membership of PIANC for a three-year period
  • The winner will be invited to present his/her paper at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of PIANC. Free hotel accommodation for three nights will be provided, as well as a payment of travel expenses in economy class to the AGA.

Number 2:

  • € 2,000 ($2,250)
  • Free membership of PIANC for a one-year period

Number 3:

  • € 1,000 ($1,125)
  • Free membership of PIANC for a one-year period

All abstracts/papers should be sent to PIANC HQ (sabine.vandevelde@pianc.org).

The PIANC-DPWA Rules & Criteria can be found at http://pianc.info/awards/pianc-de-paepe-willems-award