Each year the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presents Environmental Excellence Awards to outstanding projects at its annual WEDA Summit and Exposition.
In 2021 the awards will be announced during the Virtual WEDA Dredging Summit, which owing to the COVID19 pandemic, will be held online from June 15-17, 2021.
The 2021 Excellence Awards will recognize projects for their outstanding contribution to meeting the goals of the WEDA, which include: promotion of communication and understanding of environmental issues and stimulate new solutions associated with dredging and placement of dredged materials such that dredging projects, including navigation and environmental, are accomplished in an efficient manner while meeting environmental goals.
Three Environmental Excellence Awards will be given, one for each of the following categories:
- DREDGING FOR NAVIGATION: Purpose is to create or maintain navigation channels;
- ENVIRONMENTAL DREDGING: Purpose is environmental enhancement, i.e., remediation, wetland enhancement, restoration or creation, or any other dredging project whose primary objective is environmental in nature; and
- MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: This category includes dredging or marine construction projects that exemplify and implement the WODA Statement on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change.
The deadline to submit nominations for WEDA’s Environmental Excellence Awards is April 23, 2021.