WEDA Dredger of the Year

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presented its 2015 Dredger of the Year Award to Michael Miller Gerhardt II at the organization’s annual Summit and Expo held at Westin Hotel in Houston, Texas, June 22-25, 2015.

This annual award is presented to a member of the WEDA community who has provided exceptional service to the organization in furthering its goals to increase information about dredging and awareness of the important role that dredging plays in the society.

The award was given to Michael Gerhardt in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Western Dredging Association, especially his active role in expanding WEDA’s influence in South and Central America.

As Chair of the WEDA Latin America Committee and as WEDA Liaison with the Organization of American States, Michael Gerhardt has encouraged the broader mission of WEDA to reach out to all of the Americas and encourage participation in WEDA’s activities.

In addition he has fulfilled a significant role as President of WEDA’s outstanding Eastern Chapter, organizing interesting and well-attended meetings. He has also promoted the activities of WEDA in the broader dredging community through his work as Assistant Executive Director at Dredging Contractors of America.

WEDA President & Chairman of the Board of Directors Ram Mohan emphasized that “WEDA is dependent on the commitment of its members. We thank Michael for his strong support of WEDA’s regional chapters and especially its South American organizations in Brazil, Panama and Mexico.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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