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If you are a young professional involved in dredging-related work or a student thinking of making a career of it, Young WEDA is the place for you. We represent youthful WEDA members (35 and under) all over the western hemisphere and give them easy access to a unique network of young professionals in the field of dredging, representing research institutes, universities, industry, governmental authorities, and consultants. Young WEDA provides members plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas, gain new technical insights, and expand networks with valuable new contacts to enhance their careers.

Overall, Young WEDA is an excellent resource for young professionals who are passionate about the dredging industry. By providing access to educational and networking opportunities and leadership development support, Young WEDA helps its members stay informed, connected, and engaged in the dredging industry. If you are 35 years old or under and interested in the dredging industry, click the link below and consider joining Young WEDA today!

Click here to join the Young WEDA mailing list.


Young WEDA is dedicated to creating a platform for young members to express and present themselves whilst allowing them to interact with older or more experienced fellow dredging enthusiasts and colleagues.

Young WEDA actively participates in the organization of conferences, seminars, and national meetings but also organizes its own activities. Above all, Young WEDA helps to carry out the WEDA mission and objectives and is an ambassador for the dredging profession in general.

And finally, Young WEDA members aim to have fun!!

Dredging Summit & Expo '23

The 2023 Dredging Summit & Expo will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from July 17-20, 2023. During this event, Young WEDA members and newcomers will have numerous opportunities to network among the best dredging organizations worldwide.

Every evening from 5:00 to 6:15 PM, students and young professionals in the industry will be mixing in the Young WEDA lounge inside the exhibit hall, sharing their dredging experiences, brainstorming the future of the global dredging industry, and, above all, having fun. Company representatives and seasoned experts are welcome to join us. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided every day.

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, the Young WEDA reception will be held at the Birdie Lounge at Top Golf next to the MGM Grand. 

Young WEDA Co-Chairs

Jeremy Gasser
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Andrew McFerrin
Michels Construction 

Young WEDA Social Corner - Tues. & Wed. from 5 to 6:15 PM inside the Expo Hall 
Young WEDA Offsite Reception - Tues. from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Birdie Lounge inside Top Golf 
 Birdie Bar  Black Clover Suite