WEDA: “So That Ships May Pass” Set for August (USA)
The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference (WEDA 33 and TAMU 44) August 25 – 28, 2013 at the “HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE” in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The theme of this conference “So That Ships May Pass” will focus on the Historical, Structural and Operational Development of Navigation throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Included in the dredging conversations will be the critical global economic need for dredging and the importance of enhancing the marine environment as well as historical dredging development, trends, and the dredging progress that has created today’s market trends, and emerging environmental issues. Included in WEDA 33 and TAMU 44 will be a forum for discussions between North, Central, South American and Pacific regions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• History of Dredging Milestone Projects
• Dredging Research
• Budgeting & Cost Estimating
• Development of Cargo Carrying Ships
• Dredging for Flood Control
• Geotechnical Aspects
• What Drives the Industry?
• Market Trends
• Navigation Channel Depths
• Surveying & Mapping
• Dredging for Beach Nourishment
• New dredging Equipment
• Dredge Safety Issues
• Environmental Cleanup Sites.
Press Release, January 11, 2013