“COVID-19 & Winter service”: Join PIARC’s next webinar (in English) and learn more!

17th December 2020

The focus of the next PIARC webinar on COVID-19 and roads will be on the specific impacts that COVID-19 can have on winter service in order to bring value to all road administrations around the world. It will be held in English on Thursday 17th December.

“COVID-19 & Winter service”: Join PIARC’s next
webinar (in English) and learn more!

COVID-19 has impact road operations and transport all over the world. Just before road winter service starts in the northern hemisphere, PIARC addresses the specific impacts that COVID-19 can have on winter service in order to bring value to all road administrations around the world. We will learn about the preparation in different transport organizations in the northern hemisphere, and the valuable lessons learns from colleagues in the southern hemisphere a few months ago.

Register by clicking on the following link. This webinar is free and open to all. The number of seats is limited, and sessions will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The programme will be as follows:

  1. Welcome and introduction the webinar, Miguel Caso Florez, PIARC Technical Director (10 minutes).
  2. COVID-19 and winter service in Quebec. Anne-Marie Leclerc, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering and Infrastructures for Québec Ministry of Transport and PIARC Honorary President, Quebec, Canada (15 minutes).
  3. Questions & Answers from participants through the chat (5 minutes).
  4. COVID-19 and winter service in Germany. Horst Hanke, PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee member and Ministry of Economy, Labour, Energy and Transport, Germany (15 minutes).
  5. Road Maintenance Operations in Covid -19 scenario. Amilcar Veneciano Muñoz, PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee member and Ministry of Public Works, Chile (15 minutes).
  6. Winter Service Preparations due to COVID in Minnesota, USA. Steve Lund, PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee Secretary and Minnesota Department of Transportation, USA (15 minutes).
  7. Measures for Preventing COVID-19 in Winter Service in NEXCO-East. Ryo Nakatani, PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee member and East Nippon Expressway Company, Japan (15 minutes).
  8. COVID-19 and winter service in France Didier Giloppe, PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee past Chair and Cerema, France (15 minutes).
  9. Questions & Answers from participants through the chat (30 minutes).
  10. Conclusions & next steps, Miguel Caso Florez, PIARC Technical Director (5 minutes).

Approximate duration: 2h30

How do I register?

Register by clicking on the following link. This webinar is free and open to all. The number of seats is limited, and sessions will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

When will it be held?

December 17th 2020, 1:30 p.m. (Paris time)


COVID-19 - PIARC's response

In an effort to share critical, near real-time information on actions taken by road and transport administrations during this crisis, PIARC is rapidly organizing a series of webinars for practitioners and experts to share their experience, knowledge, and some of the most effective responses to COVID-19. While current practices are not yet fully validated and what works in certain regions of the world may not be valid on a global scale, these shared experiences can be valuable tools in managing this crisis, where a good idea now could save lives, improve the resilience of the economy and employment, and minimize service disruptions now and in the future.


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