What is WEDA?
WEDA is a member of The World Organisation of Dredging
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 promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to
dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction
by sponsoring or co-sponsoring national and international
technical conferences, seminars, and symposiums, including
publication and dissemination of the proceedings.
To provide a forum for improvement of communications,
technology transfer, and cooperation among associations,
societies, and all organizations interested in dredging,
navigation, marine engineering and construction.
To emphasize the importance of understanding and
development of 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 promote membership in and furtherance of the Western
Dredging Association through establishment and support of
To recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding
engineering and operational achievement.
Benefits to Members
Professional development and recognition within the
dredging and marine construction fields.
Communication and association witin the international
Publication of technical papers through WEDA and World
Dredging Conference (WODCON) meetings.
Classes of WEDA Membership
Member: Qualified by
academic degree an/or equivalent experience in dredging or
Student interested in and pursuing studies related to
WEDA Chapters & Meetings
Present Chapters in North America are Pacific, Midwest,
Eastern and Gulf Coast.
Meetings are held annually. Other meetings such as regional
seminars are organized periodically. Each chapter's officers
schedule their own meetings.
General Meeting of WEDA Members
Meetings are held annually. A general meeting is also held in
connection with each World Dredging Conference (WODCON),
approximately every three years. Such conferences will normally
rotate between WEDA, CEDA, and EADA. Past WODCON have been in New
York (67), Rotterdam (68), Singapore (70), New Orleans (71),
Hamburg (73), Taipei (74), San Francisco (76), Amsterdam (78),
Vancouver, B.C. (80), Singapore (83), Brighton, England (86),
Orlando, Florida (89), Bombay, India (92), Amsterdam (95), Las
Vegas (98), Kula Lumpar, Malaysia (01), Hamburg (04)
WEDA membership covers the period January 1st though
December 31st, and dues are:
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