Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway Association to meet in Savannah

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Posted September 5, 2019

AIWA's 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting is November 21 - 22, 2019 in Savannah, GA

Spotlight on AIWA's 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting
November 21 - 22, 2019 ~ Savannah, GA

Excitement is building for the AIWA’s 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA on November 21-22, 2019. Our meeting will take place at The DeSoto Savannah Hotel and we are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years as the Unified Voice for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). Current invited speakers include representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North and South Atlantic Divisions and Districts, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Maritime Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, elected officials, business leaders, and waterway supporters. Below are some of the meeting highlights:

State of the Waterway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - As the federal agency responsible for maintaining the waterway, we invite North and South Atlantic Division personnel and District Project Managers to provide us with updates on completed projects and new projects on the horizon for the coming year.

Beneficial Use of Dredge Material, Engineering with Nature and Natural Infrastructure - We will be holding a series of presentations with federal partners, non-governmental organizations, project managers, and the dredging industry to share on lessons learned and new opportunities to treat dredge material as a resource for habitat creation and coastal resiliency.

Creating waterway access at dredge material management areas - Learning from our partners in Florida, we will hear about their efforts to identify new methods to create waterway access at their dredge material management areas. This is increasingly of interest for commercial and recreational access opportunities and an important approach we wish to support in other states!

Much more to expect in our evolving agenda, including the likely participation by Representative Buddy Carter (GA-1) who has been an active supporter of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Congress!

Please visit our Annual Meeting Website and Register Now. We have a room block at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel for $144/night (booking link below).

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more and highlight your business at this seminal event, please contact Brad at

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) is a national, non-profit organization started in 1999 with the mission of securing funding and support for the maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). We proudly represent all the stakeholders of the waterway and are the only organization dedicated to ensuring the future of the AIWW. As such, we have earned the reputation of being The Voice of the Waterway.