In 2012 we lost Jean Jacques Peters, former engineer of Flanders Hydraulics Research (1964 till 1979) and international expert in sediment transport, river hydraulics and morphology. As a tribute to him we have created potamology, a virtual memorial archive whose aim is to preserve and disseminate his way of thinking and his morphological approach to river problems all over the world.This archive provides four modules, each with its specific information set relevant to Peters’ work. Where available and if not confidential, there will also be access to the full text. In dialogue with Peters’ family we continue to make his life’s work accessible.
The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure - better known by its original acronym Pianc - celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2010, making it one of the world's oldest technical associations. It provides guidance for sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure for ports and waterways worldwide. This paper provides a brief overview of Pianc's history and accomplishments over the past one and a quarter centuries together with a review of its current roles and activities.