Draft manuscripts are due April 5, 2021


Submission and acceptance of your manuscript means that one or more of the authors MUST register by May 15, 2021 and attend the Virtual Dredging Summit ’21. 



Download Author Instructions Word Doc

Use the following links to download and print forms  

 Template for Full Papers 

All draft manuscripts MUST be submitted by April 5, 2021, online at 

All authors received instructions via Exordo communication. All authors are required to submit a full paper for peer-review by the Technical Paper Committee (TPC) to be included at the meeting and in the meeting proceedings. The website is now open to receive papers. The TPC has developed a template document to guide the content and formatting of your submission. 

Instructions for uploading your paper or extended abstract and presentations:

  1. Please log into your  account.
  2. Select your abstract submission
  3. At the bottom of the sheet, select “Edit”, this will bring you to new entry fields
  4. You will be asked to include a bio for the presenting author(s)
  5. Please upload your draft papers in Word to allow for ease in commenting and applying minor edits. 
  6. Finally, please acknowledge the copy-write request for your extended abstract to be included in the proceedings

You may go back and edit any of the information up to the final submission deadline of May 18, 2021.

Shelly Anghera, Ph. D.
WEDA Technical Papers Committee Chair
Moffatt & Nichol
Email: [email protected]  

Submit Manuscripts

The final proceedings will be assembled by Donald Hayes.

Donald Hayes
U.S Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center
Vicksburg, MS, USA

Telephone: 702-895-4723
Email: [email protected]


Authors are to obtain all necessary approvals for publication from employers or others involved, before the submission of the paper. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that original, previously unpublished work is being presented. The manuscript is to be free from evident commercialism or private interest. Copyright will be the property of the Western Dredging Association, but the author will be granted permission to reprint the manuscript and third party requests will be passed on to the authors. Manuscripts should be concisely written and not exceed 15 total pages including figures and tables. The conference proceedings will be available online and distributed out electronically at the conference. The proceedings will be in color. Please give the manuscript instructions to the person responsible for the preparation of the manuscript.

Keywords: Please provide 5 keywords that are not already contained in the title.

Order of contents    
Page 1  

Author (s), author affiliations, addresses, countries, phone, and email are to be included in footnote (s)
Abstract (not to exceed 400 words).
Keywords, list five keywords that are not already in the title.

Page 2 & onwards  

Continue Introduction and following text, conclusions, nomenclature (if necessary), and references.

Preparation of the text

The text should be formatted for 216 mm x 279 mm (8½ in x 11 in) paper with single line spacing, and 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins. A template containing the proper formatting is available by clicking HERE. Double-space between paragraphs. Use full justification. Do not indent the first line of the paragraph. The image area or block of text will then be 165.1 mm (6.5 in) x 228.6 mm (9.0 in). Do not leave additional margins. Do not use company letterhead or logos. Do not wrap text around figures or tables.


Please use the Times New Roman font and the 11-point font size. The title of your paper should be in 12-point font size and all capital letters. For figures and tables, please use Calibri 8-point font size. Do not use headers or footers or draw a frame around your text.


Headings should be typed in bold capital letters centered and followed by a double space. Please use Times New Roman Bold capitals and lower case letters should be used for subheadings, which should be preceded and –point font size followed by a double space as illustrated by these instructions. Sub-subheadings should use bold and italicized capital and lower case letters, which should be preceded and followed by a double space. Sub-subheadings are also illustrated in the instructions.

Equations, Symbols, and Units

All symbols must be defined in the text immediately following the symbols first use. If extensive use of symbols is necessary, then the symbols should be defined in a nomenclature section that follows the conclusions. SI or US customary units may be used, but if SI units are not used, they must be shown in parentheses immediately after. Ex: 265’ (80.8m). Equations should be indented and successively numbered (in parenthesis) flush with the right-hand margin (see example below). (Tabs are already set in the sample template.)

  y = a + b + cx2   (1)

References in the text should be given as Smith (2011), (Smith 2011) or (Jones et al. 2014). References should be listed alphabetically in the References section at the end of the paper. Give the last name and initials of all authors, followed by the year of publication in parentheses, the title of the article and publication, and the publisher. References to conference papers or proceedings should include the name of the organizers. References to articles published in journals should also include the name of the journal, the number of the issue and page numbers (see example below). References to publications in a foreign language should give all details in the original language followed by a translation of the title. The list of references is to be single spaced with a line space separating each reference as shown in the example below.

Hunt, J.B. (1995). Environmental Dredging. New York: Smith & Son, Inc.

Jones, F., Doe, A., Hart, E.J.E., and Next, J.P.J. (1995). “The design of dredged material disposal sites.” Proceedings XIVth World Dredging Congress 1995, CEDA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 350-368.

White, F.K. and Jones, J.M. (2001). “The analysis of flow fields around dragheads.” Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 121(5), ASCE, 1-16.


The citation is how a person would reference the author’s paper and is located at the end of the manuscript. An example citation is shown below.

Doe, R.E., Smith, X.Y., and Jones, T.B. “Title title title,” Proceedings of the  Western Dredging Association Dredging Summit & Expo ’20, Houston, TX, USA, June 9-12, 2020.

Page Numbers
Do not include page numbers in the electronic manuscript.

Figures and Tables
High quality figures and tables should be numbered and incorporated into the body of the text. Color is encouraged for figures and tables. Place figures and tables in the body of the paper as close as possible to the paragraph where they are first mentioned. Figures and tables must not be placed at the end of the paper. Figures and tables must not be wrapped into the text. Photographs should be scanned and placed as a figure. Figure captions should be centered below the figure and table captions must be centered above the table. Both figure and table captions must be typed in bold.

Line Drawings
The lines and lettering on the figures should be clearly legible. All line drawings must be accomplished using electronic software and inserted electronically as a figure.

Photographs should be scanned and placed as a figure with an appropriate title. Color photographs are encouraged.

Dredging Summit & Expo Template for Full Papers
To download the example manuscript template, please click here.

Author Instructions
To download these author instructions, please click here.



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