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Eastern Chapter

The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference    |    View Save the Date Announcement  

Wednesday, October 16th at 1 PM
Friday, October 18th, 2019 at noon 

The Hotel DuPont
42 West 11th Street 
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Call for Abstracts:   
For the 2019 WEDA Eastern Chapter meeting, we wanted to have a topic-specific event. With this in mind, we felt a relevant topic for this year’s event is Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials. We want to encourage presentations that focus on the beneficial use of dredged materials. These can include beach restoration, marshland restoration, engineering with nature, coastal resiliency, and inland applications including flood protection/prevention. We are looking for presentations where the work was completed in the last 2 years and was performed along the eastern coast of the US. Presentations that focus on self-promotion, specific products or corporate marketing will be not be accepted. The presenter will be allowed to have a corporate logo on the slides. The presentation should be 20 minutes with time for questions.

Abstract Format

  • Abstracts must be in English
  • Abstracts cannot exceed one standard-size page (8.5”x11”) of a Microsoft Word® document with 1-inch left/right/top/bottom margins
  • Abstracts must be organized under the following required subheadings:
    • Background/Objectives
      • State the problems, situations, and objectives that led to the work intended to be presented.
    • Approach/ Activities
      • Describe the project scale (e.g., pilot, field) and identify the scientific principles, technology, or combination of technologies being studied.
    • Results/Lessons Learned
      • Mention any results that can be discussed now and describe the relevance to the beneficial use of dredged materials.

Abstracts must include the complete contact information for the presenting author and all co-authors (organization, postal mailing address, phone number, and email address).

Please forward abstracts to:

Steve Miller
Program Manager, WEDA Eastern Chapter
Ellicott Dredges, LLC

Tentative Agenda

  • Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course. That will be followed by an Ice Breaker from 6-9 PM.
  • Thursday (10/17/19)agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program that will allow members to meet with USACE district representatives on a one on one basis. In the afternoon the tour tentatively will include a visit to the USACE Dredge McFarland. (More detail to come.)
  • Friday (10/18/19) will continue with a half day of technical presentations and conclude with chapter business at about noon.

Location: The Hotel DuPont is an architectural icon internationally renowned hotel, and the pride of Delaware, Hotel DuPont has many stories to tell. Nestled in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware and the picturesque Brandywine Valley, one of the country’s grandest hotels is as rich in history and tradition as it is in atmosphere. The twelve-story Italian Renaissance building debuted in 1913 after a two-and-a-half-year labor of love by French and Italian craftsmen who carved, gilded and painted this exceptional landmark to life. From the lavish splendor of the lobby to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, every detail speaks to an eye for flawless style.

Hotel Reservations: 

The Eastern Chapter of WEDA has secured a room block at the Hotel Dupont. Please use the following links to make your room reservations.

Non government reservations - $199 per night

Government reservations - $128 per night (gov't ID required for per diem rate.)

Conference Registration: Online registration will be available soon on this page. 

WEDA Member: $300
Non-member: $400
Gov't Employee: $200 


Gold $1000.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Project Pictures or video on Powerpoint
  3. Recognition at the event
  4. Signage at the event
  5. Table for exhibition

Silver $500.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Recognition at the event
  3. Signage at the event
  4. Table for exhibition

Bus Tour $1000.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter web site, advertising in Conference agenda, Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Recognition at the event
  3. Signage at the event
  4. Table for exhibition
  5. Flyers on the bus

See you in Wilmington!

Andrew Timmis
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.



2018 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting 

The WEDA Eastern Chapter was held at the DeSoto Hotel from October 16-18, 2018 in Savannah, GA. The Eastern Chapter Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors and members of the press for making the 2018 Eastern Chapter Meeting a riveting success!! We look forward to seeing you next year! The presentations for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking HERE or using the presentation download library links at the bottom of this page. 

We sincerely thank Michael Gerhardt, Dan Hussin, Dylan Davis, Peggy Derrick, Doug Stamper & Devon Carlock for the many years of dedication and service to the Eastern Chapter Board and welcome new Board members:

New Eastern Chapter Board Members

President   Andrew A. Timmis   J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Vice President   Dave Johanson   Great Lakes Dredge and Dock
Treasurer   Walter Dinicola   Anchor QEA, LLC
Secretary   Alexandra Schafer   US Army Corps of Engineers
Program Manager   Steve Miller   Ellicott Dredges, LLC
Past President   N/A   N/A


Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library