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Upcoming Meetings

2020 Midwest Chapter  Green Bay, WI Oct. 6-8, 2020 Info.  
2020 Pacific Chapter Seattle, WA Oct. 28-30, 2020 Info.  
2020 Gulf Chapter  Mobile, AL TBD    
Dredging Summit & Expo '21 Tampa, FL June 14-17, 2021 Info.  
2021 Eastern Chapter Charleston, SC Oct. 13-15, 2021 Info.  
WODCON XXIII Copenhagen, DK May 16-20, 2022 Info. Video


Short Courses

WEDA's Dredging 101 Green Bay, WI Oct. 6, 2020 Info.    
5R's of Environmental Dredging Tampa, FL June 14, 2021 Info    
WEDA's Dredging 101 Tampa, FL June 14, 2021 Info.    

Recent Meetings & News

Please welcome Lori Brownell & Michael Warwick to the WEDA Board of Directors   
2020 President's Report Read
Port of Houston job opening - Ports & Dredging Engineering Program Manager Info.
Submit entries for Bureau of Reclamation and USACE research prize competition for Reservoir Sediment Removal details

WEDA Mobile App

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What is WEDA?

WEDA is a member of The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA). The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) region covers North, Central and South America. The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) covers most of Europe, Africa, and the Mid and Near East. The Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) covers the Far East and Pacific region. The three organizations constitute the World Organization of Dredging Association (WODA) with equal representation on the WODA Board of Directors. The goals and objectives are common for each of the three organizations, however operations to attain these are independently carried out.


Goals and Objectives

  • To compile, present and publish scientific and technical papers for the advancement of the science and profession of dredging, navigation and marine engineering.
  • To promote the exchange of scientific and technical knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction by sponsoring or cosponsoring national and international technical conferences, seminars, and symposiums, including publication and dissemination of the proceedings.
  • To provide a forum for the communication of scientific and technical knowledge, through technology transfer and cooperation among associations, societies, and all organizations interested in dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction.
  • To publicize the importance of understanding and development of scientific and technical solutions for problems related to the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.
  • To support educational institutions for students interested in pursuing dredging and marine engineering as a career.
  • To recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding engineering and operational achievements in the field of dredging science and technology.

WEDA's Sustaining Members (2)

WEDA is a non-profit organization, and relies on its sustaining members to provide the funding to continue, support and strengthen its mission. The funding provided by the sustaining members ensures WEDA has the financial stability to work on its strategic initiatives and provides the backbone for WEDA’s success. In return and as appreciation for their support, Sustaining Members are recognized on the WEDA website and at WEDA events, receive early access to and first choice in exhibit hall booth selections, and get special marketing opportunities directly through WEDA's Executive Director. A Sustaining Membership in WEDA is the perfect way to showcase your company’s commitment to the US Dredging Industry!

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