More awards presented at the WEDA Dredging Summit

More awards have been presented at the 2021 Virtual Dredging Summit, to recognize individuals, organizations, and project teams for outstanding engineering and operational achievements while meeting the goals and objectives of WEDA.


One of the primary goals and objectives is to recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding engineering and operational achievements in dredging science and technology.

The 2021 Virtual Dredging Summit is a technical meeting organized by WEDA to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering, and construction.

The awards were given for Best Paper:

  • Anchor QEA Young Author Award
    River Remediation Case Study: Contact Water Separation and Treatment to Capture PCBs / Scott Ponstein , Connor McNeely , Amber Wilson (Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc.);
  • DSC Dredges “Why Dredging is Good Award”
    Vibracore Sediment Acquisition Monitoring (V-SAM) for Remediation Dredging Design at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site / Paul Fuglevand , Dave Browning , Connor Lamb , Bill Jaworski (Dalton, Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc., and Marine Sampling Systems, LLC);
  • Moffatt & Nichol / WEDA Best Paper Award
    Revisiting historic dredged material habitat improvement sites informs the future of beneficial use initiatives / Jacob Berkowitz, Kevin Philley, Nathan Beane (US Army Engineer Research and Development Center).

Also, the WEDA Young Professional Award was presented to Jason Raimondi from Wood.

Lastly, as reported yesterday, Environmental Excellence Awards were given for two categories:

Navigation Dredging was presented to the project team for the West Bay Dredging and Restoration Project, Louisiana, comprised of US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District; US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center; Weeks Marine, Inc.; Bean Dredging, LLC; Mike Hooks, LLC; Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC; and Manson Construction Company.

Environmental Dredging was presented to the project team for the BASF Hudson River Remediation and Restoration Project, Rensselaer, New York, comprised of AECOM, BASF Corporation, Land Remediation, Inc. and the ELM Group.