Working with Nature Award

WwN Award

‘Working with Nature’ is an international initiative of PIANC to promote a proactive, integrated approach to sustainable navigation infrastructure projects. Since 2008, numerous navigation infrastructure projects around the world have been developed using elements of the ‘Working with Nature’ philosophy. PIANC is keen to recognise these projects by awarding a Certificate of Recognition.

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Working with Nature Award 2018

During the Closing Banquet of the 34th PIANC World Congress in Panama, the Working with Nature Award was granted to Mrs Ellen Jonck for the winning project “Middle HarbourPort of Oakland” (San Francisco, USA).

Finalists WwN Award 2018

If you are responsible for or involved in an ‘environmentally-ambitious’ operational navigation infrastructure project, your project may be eligible for a ‘Working with Nature’ Certificate of Recognition.

In addition, the category ‘Supporter of Working with Nature’ for initiatives, programs, plans, pilots, research or study projects is accessible. Receiving such an accolade enables you to promote your project as an example of international best practice and PIANC will add your project to its public.

Beyond that, all projects submitted for the full ‘Working with Nature’ Certificate of Recognition will also be considered as entries for the four-yearly ‘Working with Nature’ Award. This prestigious Award will be presented to the first three winners every four years on the PIANC World Congress.


Then why not visit our Working with Nature pages, receive more information, see the granting of the first WwN Award on PIANC´s World Congress San Francisco 2014 and submit your project to our panel of experts today to be ready being one of the winners for the next ’Working with Nature’ Award which will be granted during the PIANC World Congress next year 2024 in South Africa!