Abstract Information

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is pleased to make the First Call for Abstracts for our annual Dredging Summit & Expo ’20. The conference will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Houston from June 9-12, 2020. WEDA’s technical sessions at the Dredging Summit and Expo are the premiere venue to discuss the science and practice of dredging, navigation and marine engineering. Interested authors and presenters are invited to submit abstracts online at WEDA2020.exordo.com.

The deadline to submit abstracts is January 17, 2020.

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.  View Call for Abstracts PDF online.


All abstracts MUST be submitted online at WEDA2020.exordo.com. New users will be required to create an account.




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
Engineering with Nature Dredging for Resoration
Dredging for Flood Control Port Deepening Program Updates
Navigation Channel Design Emerging Environmental Regulations
Surveying & Mapping Treatment of Dredged Sediments
Sediment Management Upcoming Dredge Contracting Opportunities
Environmental Dredging & Capping Other topics will be considered
Abstracts Deadline January 17, 2020
Notification of Acceptance January 24, 2020
Draft papers or ext. abstracts with presentations are due February 28, 2020
Reviewer Comments to Authors March 31, 2020
Final papers or ext. abstracts are to be submitted May 1, 2020

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