Submission deadline approaching for WEDA Environmental Awards

Each year the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presents Environmental Excellence Awards to outstanding projects at its annual WEDA Summit and Exposition.

This year, the awards will be announced on July 26, during the WEDA Luncheon at the Dredging Summit and Exposition being held from July 25-28 in Houston, Texas.

The 2022 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:

  1. Dredging for Navigation (purpose is to create or maintain navigation channels);
  2. Environmental Dredging (purpose is environmental enhancement, e.g., remediation or wetland creation); and
  3. 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.

Applications should be submitted by May 6, 2022, in PDF format to Craig Vogt, Chair of WEDA’s Environmental Commission.

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