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WEDA Webinar - Reservoir Sediment Dredging for Long-Term Management 

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Phase 1 Winning Teams that will be presenting: 

Wing Marine offers an innovative system for the management of reservoir sediment that will extract over 4,000 cubic yards of sediment a day, work at depths below 100 ft, operate in areas containing debris, and be road-mobile to access remote work locations. Environmentally, it will not entrain sediment into the water column. The Wing Marine management team possesses all the core skills required. 

The 3 D Dredger™ is a fully autonomous dredging system designed to handle any sediment and larger debris using three dredging attachments. The system is designed for deployment in any environment, without impacting operation nor recreation. The team behind the 3DD system consists of the inventors at Hydro Maintenance Service and their U.S. partner Prometheus Innovations, LLC, represented by Bartolomeo Mongiardino, Nicholas LaBry, and Kenneth LaBry. 

The Air Bubble Suction Pipe with Water Recirculation uses recycled cloudy water combined with compressed air to produce an air bubble-driven pumping system to raise sediment from reservoirs into a barge or other collection area. Team Principals, Drs. Peter Murdoch and John Newport, have decades of industrial experience and successful product development and have won numerous open innovation challenges. 

The D-Sediment team has been active in sediment consulting and removal systems for several years. They developed the SediMover technology as an autonomous vessel for efficient 24/7 sediment transfer from reservoirs. The patented and scalable, modular technology can be used for downstream rivers sediment continuity or sediment land processing. There are generally no limits in control, transfer range and scope. The transfer is measured constantly onboard and is documented.  

Mazdak International Inc, is developing a new technology based on 3 steps: (1) a deep dredging slurry piston pump engine, (2) dewatering sediments in settling ponds, and (3) hydraulic capsule pipelines to transport dewatered sediments in dry or semi-dry form. The team is headed by Baha Abulnaga, P.E. The technology is based on minimizing water and power consumption and reducing abrasion in pumps and pipelines.

Presenter Contact Information:
If you would like to contact any of the presenters from this webinar, their contact information can be found on the following page.

Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, Vice President, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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General Webinar Overview:  
The Western Dredging Association, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and HeroX are thrilled to present an update on the WEDA and WODA working groups on reservoir dredging and five emerging technologies for reservoir sediment removal.

The five emerging technologies are Phase 1 winners of Reclamation and USACE’s “Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge.” Each Phase 1 winning team received $75,000 and is advancing their technologies in the hopes of participating in a large-scale demonstration of their system in Phase 3 of the challenge. In total, the Guardians of the Reservoir Challenge will award up to $550,000 in prizes. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of each of the five teams.

PDH Credit:
A certificate for two (2) professional development hours will be available for all participants who attend this webinar or view the recorded webinar online.

This webinar is being offered by WEDA as part of our mission to share knowledge and information about dredging. Because WEDA is a non-profit organization, with its goal not to make money but to share information, WEDA is offering this webinar complimentary to members. Please make sure your WEDA membership is active and if you are unsure, please contact us at info@westerndredging.org. Use the following link to register for the Zoom webinar.

WEDA Member & Gov't Employee (free)

Non-Member ($25)

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you online soon! 

~ WEDA Educational Commission