“Dredgers, The Environment and Commerce”

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its 2015 Dredging Summit and Expo during June 22-25, 2015 at the Westin Galleria Houston.

The theme of this conference “Dredgers, The Environment and Commerce” will focus on the people and organizations that make dredging happen, and the environmental and commercial impacts of dredging.

Included in the dredging conversations will be the critical economic need for dredging, the importance of enhancing the marine environment, trends in dredging technology and safety, as well as historical dredging development.

During the conference, visitors will be able to visit the Houston Ship Channel – one of the busiest waterways in the United States – as well as environmental restoration projects in the Galveston Bay.

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;

• Market Trends;

• Navigation Channel Depths;

• Surveying & Mapping;

• Dredging for Beach Nourishment;

• New Dredging Equipment;

• Dredge Safety Issues;

• Environmental Cleanup Sites.

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Dredging Today Staff

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