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WEDA’s Dredging Summit & Expo ’21 – Call for Abstracts

Posted on December 16, 2020

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is pleased to make the Call for Abstracts for our annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’21. The conference is scheduled to take place at the brand new JW Marriott in downtown Tampa, FL from June 14-17, 2021. At this time, we are optimistic this conference will not have to be rescheduled or go virtual, however, we are continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and vaccine distribution projections and we’ll update you of any changes.


If you have an accepted abstract for the 2020 Expo in Houston that was postponed, you do not need to resubmit it. It is automatically accepted for the 2021 conference. We will email you shortly with instructions to confirm your interest in presenting in 2021. If you do not receive this email, please contact Tom Cappellino at

The deadline to submit abstracts is January 17, 2021.

WEDA’s technical sessions at the Dredging Summit and Expo are the premier venue to discuss the science and practice of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. Interested authors and presenters are invited to submit abstracts online at

The theme for this year’s conference is “Dredging: The Impacts of Climate Change“. The presentations featured at this conference are technical papers to be shared for the advancement of the science and profession of dredging, navigation, and marine engineering. The plenary sessions are not meant to provide a forum for promoting commercialized information. Abstracts presenting both practical applications as well as applied research are encouraged.

Click here to view the Call for Abstracts PDF online.


South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regional issues COVID-19 – Impacts and Adaptation
Improving Dredge Safety Climate Change Impacts
Innovative Equipment and Techniques Sea Level Rise Planning
Dredging Research & Education Shoreline Protection & Beach Nourishment
Contracting, Budgeting & Cost Estimating Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material
Dredging for Flood Control Dredging for Restoration
Navigation Channel Design Port Deepening Program Updates
Surveying & Mapping Emerging Environmental Regulations
Sediment Management Treatment of Dredged Sediments
Environmental Dredging & Capping Upcoming Dredge Contracting Opportunities
Engineering with Nature Other topics will be considered
Abstracts are being considered for oral presentations, panels, and technical sessions.
All abstracts MUST be submitted online at If you already created an account, your login credentials will be the same. New users will be required to create an account.

If you have any questions or issues regarding submitting your abstract or other Dredging Summit & Expo questions, please email us at

Shelly Anghera
Chair, Technical Papers Committee
Western Dredging Association

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