2021 WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter coming in November

Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is gearing up for their annual Gulf Coast Chapter event which will be held from November 17-19, in Mobile, AL.

According to the organizers, registration is open for the 2021 WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter annual meeting. The meeting will provide a forum for exchanging information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

With the country opening up, WEDA anticipates that the 2021 Gulf Coast Conference will be well-attended by a wide range of navigation stakeholders, including dredging contractors, vendors, facility operators, shippers, Environmental Resource Agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, etc.

The topic for this year’s event is Growth and Expansion of the Dredging Industry.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

  • Wednesday (11/17/21) afternoon is anticipated to start with a golf event at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. WEDA’s Dredging 101 Course will be offered from 1 to 5 PM, followed by an Ice Breaker from 6-8 PM in the hotel’s Skyview Lounge.
  • Thursday (11/18/21) agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program that will allow members to meet USACE district representatives on a one-on-one basis. Following this, an evening reception will be held at the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Friday (11/19/21) will continue with a half-day of technical presentations that will fill the morning session and conclude with chapter business around noon. This year will include voting new members to the Gulf Chapter board.

There is still time to send abstracts on all aspects of dredging (existing and new markets), safety innovations, technical and environmental challenges to beneficial material use, and related topics.

The deadline for sending abstracts is September 24, 2021.

Photo: USACE