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JUNE 13-17, 2016


Monday June 13th

Friday June 17th, 2016

The Hyatt Regency Miami

400 SE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Hyatt Regency Miami website

Map & Directions

WODCON XXI will bring together expert representatives of manufacturers, universities, research institutes, consultants, public authorities and contractors working in the dredging, navigation, coastal and inland flood protection, deep-sea mining, offshore wind energy, oil and gas production fields and providers of a broad range of services such as brokers, insurers, financiers, lawyers, and many more.


What are WODCONs?
The World Dredging Congress and Exposition (WODCON) is held once every three (3) years by WODA, the World Organization of Dredging Associations. First formed in 1967 in New York and held throughout the world since then, these conferences cycle between the three sister dredging associations WEDA, CEDA & EADA. In 2010, EADA hosted WODCON XIX in Beijing. In 2013, CEDA hosted WODCON XX in Brussels, and in 2016, WEDA will host WODCON XXI in Miami. WEDA will combine it's annual Dredging Summit & Expo '16 conference with this World Dredging Congress to form WODCON XXI at the Hyatt Regency Miami from June 13-17, 2016. The World Dredging Congress has become the most important and anticipated event for dredging professionals worldwide. WODCON is the only global event dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction, and provides a unique platform for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and governments to meet and discuss dredging.

WODCON XXI will feature an outstanding technical program with 120 papers and numerous focused panels for dredging related developments and projects from around the world. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with others in the industry at the various social events and functions occurring throughout the week. Here are a few of the highlights to look forward to:

  • Four (4) pre-conference continuing education short courses - Monday June 13th
  • 80+ exhibitors from around the world, showcasing the latest dredging technologies and equipment
  • A "Welcome to Miami" themed Ice Breaker Reception inside the 28,000 square foot Riverfront Expo Hall
  • Opening Plenary, focusing on "Dredging in Florida" with dignitary speakers from US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Luncheon with a special guest speaker David Candib with Carnival Corporation - Tuesday June 14th
  • Young WODA Social - Tuesday June 14th
  • Evening Harbor Cruise Cocktail Reception onboard the 170-foot long Lady Windridge yacht - Wednesday June 15th
  • WODCON GALA Dinner & Awards Ceremony inside the James L. Knight Center - Thursday June 16th
  • Safety and Environmental Commission programs
  • Post Conference Technical Tour of the Port of Miami


  • Draft Manuscripts Due
  • Reviewer Comments to Authors
  • Reduced Rate Registration Ends
  • Final Manuscripts Due
  • January 15, 2016
  • March 1, 2016
  • April 15, 2016
  • April 15, 2016




  • DCA / WEDA Best Paper Award
    • Dredging Contractors of America & WEDA will present the Best Paper Award. The winner will receive a plaque, email recognition, a listing in the Hall of Fame section of the WEDA website and $1,000.
  • DSC Dredging "Why Dredging is Good" Award
    • DSC Dredge, LLC will be recognizing a paper that best conveys "Why Dredging is Good". The recipient will receive a plaque, email recognition, a listing on the Hall of Fame page of the WEDA website, and $1,000.
  • IADC Young Author Award
    • The IADC Young Authors Award for contributions to the literature on dredging. The main author(s) should not be more than 35 years of age. The award will consist of a statue, a sum of €1,000, and publication of the article in Terra et Aqua. - view full criteria
The full program can be viewed on the Western Dredging Association mobile application. Please install it on your smart phone from the APP or Google Play stores. 

Monday June 13, 2016

Tuesday June 14, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - Expo Hall Open
  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - Opening Plenary
  • 9:30 AM - AM Refreshment
  • 10;00 AM - Tech. Sessions & Panel
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch w/ spkr. David Candib
  • 1:00 PM - Tech Sessions & Panel
  • 3:00 PM - PM Refreshment Break
  • 3:30 PM - Panel & Tech. Sessions
  • 5:15 PM - Young WODA Corner
  • 6:30 PM - Young WODA Social

Wednesday June 15, 2016

  • 7;00 AM - Expo Hall Open
  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - Morning Plenary
  • 9:30 AM - AM Refreshment
  • 10:00 AM - Tech. Sessions & Panel



Wednesday (cont.)

  • 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Tech Sessions & Panel
  • 3:00 PM - PM Refreshment Break
  • 3:30 PM - Panel & Tech. Sessions
  • 5:15 PM - Young WODA Corner
  • 6:30 PM - Evening Harbor Cruise

Thursday June 16, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - Expo Hall Open
  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - Morning Plenary
  • 9:30 AM - AM Refreshment
  • 10:00 AM - Tech. Sessions & Panel
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Tech Sessions & Panel
  • 3:00 PM - PM Refreshment Break
  • 3:30 PM - Panel & Tech. Sessions
  • 5:15 PM - Young WODA Corner
  • 6:30 PM - WODCON GALA Dinner

Friday June 17, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - Expo Hall Open
  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - Morning Plenary
  • 9:30 AM - AM Refreshment
  • 10:00 AM - Tech. Sessions & Panel
  • 10:15 AM - Exhibitor Tear Down
  • 11:30 AM - Closing Session
  • 1:00 PM - Port of Miami Tour

Registration fee includes: All technical sessions, exhibits, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, Ice Breaker Welcome Reception, Keynote Luncheon, Evening Harbor Cruise, GALA Dinner and a copy of proceedings. The post conference Port of Miami Tour & Luncheon can be added for an additional fee of $50. (Spaces for this tour are very limited.)

*All prices are in US Dollars

Member (WEDA, CEDA & EADA)
Member & Speaker
Non-Member & Speaker



  Pay at conference or wire transfer   same as above Register
  Exhibit Hall Only Access   $895 Register

The Western Dredging Association is pleased to announce that the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel has been selected as the venue for the World Organization of Dredging's 21st World Dredging Congress (WODCON XXI). The Hyatt Regency Hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Miami, Florida. It is within walking distance to the Mary Brickell Village (marybrickellvillage.com), American Airlines Arena and the Bayside Market Place (baysidemarketplace.com) and 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport and the beaches.

This exciting venue for the 21st World Dredging Congress is also next door to a Miami Metro Mover station, a complimentary service that provides transportation to and from various hotspots in downtown Miami. This complimentary transportation also connects to the Metrorail which has service to the Miami Airport. Those attending WODCON XXI at the Hyatt Regency Miami will experience excellent technical presentations, a great trade show, and outstanding customer service.

The Hyatt Regency Hotel room block is full and the hotel is sold out for the conference dates. Across the street from the Hyatt, in downtown Miami are the EPIC hotel & JW Marriot Marquis. As of April 18th, both of these hotels have availability.


CONTINUING EDUCATION SHORT COURSES | Monday June 13, 2016 | Member $150 | Non-Member $200

  Short Course   Time & Location   Instructed by:

Slurry Transport | Download Presentation
Dredged Material Capping
Dredge Pump Application & Operation
Dredging Safety without Compromise


8:00 AM
8:00 AM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM


Sape Miedema
Mike Palermo
Robert Visintainer
Julie Hile


* Courses held in Monroe & Flagler rooms, located on lower lever of the Hyatt. Each course attended receives a certificate for 4 professional development hours. Courses may be selected during online registration.

SOCIAL EVENTS - WODCON XXI has several functions included with registration to provide plenty of networking opportunities.

  Event   Date & Time   Sponsored by:

Ice Breaker Reception
Luncheon with Guest Speaker
Young WODA Social
Evening Harbor Cruise
GALA Dinner


June 13, 6:30 PM
June 14, 11:30 AM
June 14, 6:30 PM
June 15, 6:30 PM
June 16, 6:30 PM


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.
Anchor QEA, LLC
Piedroba Consulting Group, LLC
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc.

Dredging exhibitors from all over the world will showcase their products and services inside Riverfront Exhibit Hall, located inside the Hyatt Regency Miami. This will be a once in a decade opportunity to reach worldwide key decision makers for a wide range of equipment, services & supplies. If you are interested in exhibiting at WODCON, please click here to visit the exhibitors page.

Sponsoring WODCON XXI will position your organization to maximize its global exposure and increase your name recognition and credibility among WEDA, CEDA & EADA members and conference attendees. For sponsorship opportunities, contact WEDA's Executive Director, Tom Cappellino at tcappellino@westerndredging.org or 949-422-8231.

  View Sponsorship Information

WODCON Executive Committee

Ram Mohan, Anchor QEA, LLC, USA

Marcel Hermans
Port of Portland, USA
Thomas Cappellino
Western Dredging Association, USA
Alan Alcorn
Moffatt and Nichol Engineers, USA
Dan Hussin
Manson Construction Co., USA
William Hanson
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, USA
Ancil Taylor
Bean Companies, USA
Andrew Timmis
J.F. Brennan Company Inc., USA
Carol Shobrook
JT Cleary, Inc., USA
Dylan Davis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Steven Shaw
Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., USA
Matt Binsfeld
J.F. Brennan Company Inc., USA
Bill Hussin
Jay Cashman, Inc., USA
Robert Ramsdell
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, USA
Michael Gerhardt
Dredging Contractors of America, USA
Michael Dunbar
Ryzhka International LLC, USA
Anna Csiti
CEDA, The Netherlands
Capt. David Padman
EADA, Malaysia


Thomas Cappellino
WEDA, Executive Director

Technical Papers Committee

Robert Ramsdell
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, USA

Robert Randall
Texas A&M University, USA
Julie Rosati
U.S. Army Engineer Research &
Development Center, USA
Bob Wetta
Dredge Supply Company, USA
Craig Vogt
Craig Vogt, Inc., USA
Paul Fuglevand
Dalton, Olmstead & Fuglevand, Inc., USA
Michelle Daigle
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Jos Clements
CEDA Group, Canada
Paulo Rodriguez

Cees van Rhee
TU Delft, The Netherlands
Marc Sas
IDMC, Belgium
Dirk Roukema
Blue Pelican, The Netherlands
Anders Jensen
DHI, Denmark

John Dobson
EADA, Australia
Shuho Yano
MHI, Japan
Rasydan Alias
Sec-Gen, EADA