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September 2021

Episode 51: PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee: What’s in it for me?

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You might not know that there is an International Winter Maintenance committee that mirrors SICOP. The Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) houses a Winter Service Technical Committee Winter Service Technical Committee

that in a lot of ways mirrors SICOP in advancing winter service. Interaction with with the international winter maintenance community through international scanning tours and participation on the PIARC Winter Service Technical Committee (TC) has jumpstarted the introduction of several winter maintenance strategies and tools like the use of liquids and RWIS.

On this episode Steve Lund and Paul Pisano join Rick Nelson, all three English Speaking Secretaries on the PIARC Winter Service TC, to discuss PIARC and why our participation on this TC is important to the winter maintenance community here in the US. Every 4-years PIARC conducts a worldwide winter maintenance conference and in 2022 the 16th World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress: Adapting to a Changing World will be hosted by Calgary. Registration is open and more information can be found at