Nominations Open for WEDA 2016 Safety Excellence Awards

With only three months left until the Western Dredging Association’s 21st World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXI), preparations for the event are now in full swing.

WEDA will combine it’s annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’16 conference with this World Dredging Congress to form WODCON XXI at the Hyatt Regency Miami from June 13-17, 2016.

The congress will feature an outstanding technical program with 120 papers and numerous focused panels for dredging related developments and projects from around the world.

In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with others in the industry at the various social events and functions occurring throughout the week.

During the event, the 2016 WEDA Safety Excellence Awards will be also presented, recognizing projects for their outstanding contribution to meeting the goals of WEDA, which include:

  • Promoting communications and understanding of safety issues aimed at reducing or eliminating personnel injuries/deaths experienced within the dredging industry and to help reduce equipment damages throughout the dredging industry.

Of greatest interest to the Safety Committee are those entities who have achieved a major milestone that advances safety in the dredging industry and offers insights and safety strategies that can be used to improve WEDA members’ safety performance.

The deadline for sending nominations is March 25th 2016.

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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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