WEDA Announces WEDA 31/TAMU 42 Dredging Seminar

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference (WEDA 31 and TAMU 42) June 5-8, 2011 at the “Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

The theme of this conference “Enhancing the Economy Through Dredging” will focus on dredging and environmental issues associated with dredging programs that create a strong economy and enhance the marine environment. This conference will be a forum for discussions between North, Central and South American Dredging Contractors, Port Authorities, Other Government Agencies, Environmentalists, Consultants, Academicians, Civil/Ocean Engineers throughout the Western Hemisphere who work in the exciting fields of dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction and the enhancement of the marine environment. This announcement is the “First Call for Papers”. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Western Hemisphere Dredging Projects

• Ports, River, Harbors & Inland Dredging

• Dredging & the W. Hemisphere Economy

• Budgeting & Cost Estimating

• Environmental Dredging

• Dredging for Flood Control

• Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

• Geotechnical Aspects

• Project Case Studies, W. Hemisphere

• Wetland Creation & Restoration

• Dredging Challenges

• Surveying & Mapping

• Dredging for Beach Nourishment

• New Dredging Equipments

• Numerical Modeling

• Environmental Cleanup sites

The Technical Papers Committee will review all one-page Abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and final manuscript instruction for production of the proceeding on CD’s. One page abstracts must include: descriptive title, author names, author contact information (company name, address, phone, fax and email address)and abstract (<300 words). Submission of Abstract implies a firm commitment from the author to present the paper at the Conference.

Source: WEDA, August 13, 2010

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