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

(Last Millennium)

• 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

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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