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Upcoming WEDA Meetings

2019 Dredging Summit & Expo Chicago, IL June 4-7, 2019 Info.   Register
2019 Eastern Chapter Meeting Wilmington, DE Oct. 16-19, 2019 Info.   Save the Date
2019 Pacific Chapter Meeting Newport Beach, CA Oct. 29-31, 2019 Info.   Save the Date
2019 Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting Galveston, TX TBD - Nov. 2019      

Dredging 101 Short Course

Dredging Summit & Expo '19 Chicago, IL June 4, 2019 8 - noon   Info.
MGP Conference 2019 Philadelphia, PA Oct. 7, 2019 8:30 - noon   Info.

Upcoming CEDA & EADA Meetings

CEDA Dredging Days 2019 Ahoy, Rotterdam 7-8 November 2019     details

Recent Meetings & News

WEDA's Journal of Dredging - Vol. 17, No. 1 Read
2019 Safety Excellence Awards nominations due May 1st Info
Submit nominations for Dredger of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards to Craig Vogt Craig@craigvogt.com 
Adoption of Amended Articles of Incorporation approved   Minutes

What's New?

Proceedings Library - search all proceedings from 1998 to present   view.
Install the Western Dredging Association Mobile App  IOS  Android 


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

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!