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Eastern Chapter

The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2023 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting  |  Call for AbstractsRegister Now

Call for Abstracts:

For the 2023 WEDA Eastern Chapter meeting in Jacksonville, FL, we want to have a topic-specific event. With this in mind, we felt a relevant topic for this year’s event is Coastal Resilience and Dredging Restoration & Infrastructure Improvements.

We want to encourage presentations that focus on dredging engineering and construction for coastal resilience, restoration and infrastructure improvements including topics such as dredging techniques, materials management, beneficial use of dredged materials (BUDM), protection and enhancement of the marine environment.

Presentations that focus on self-promotion, specific products or corporate marketing will not be accepted. The presenter will be allowed to have a corporate logo on the slides. The presentation should be 20 minutes with time for questions.

Submission date required no later than 31 July 2023.  If selected, presentations must be provided to the Eastern Chapter no later than 30 September 2023.


  • Abstracts must be in English
  • Abstracts cannot exceed one standard-size page (8.5”x11”) of a Microsoft Word® document with 1-inch left/right/top/bottom margins
  • Abstracts must be organized under the following required subheadings:
  • Background/Objectives
    • State the objective, situation, economic driver, history, and objectives that led to the work intended to be presented.
  • Approach/ Activities
    • Describe the project or phase of the project and identify what was done to achieve the final phase or project.
  • Results/Lessons Learned
    • Discuss the final outcome of the phase or project

Abstracts must include the complete contact information for the presenting author and all co-authors (organization, postal mailing address, phone number, and email address).  

Please forward abstracts to:

Armand Riel
Program Manager, WEDA Eastern Chapter
Great Lakes Dredged and Dock Company

Tuesday, October 10th at 8 AM
Thursday, October 12th at noon 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront
1201 Riverplace Blvd 
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Tentative Agenda

  • Tuesday (10/10/23) at 8 am will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course at 8 am followed by Dredging 201 at 1 pm. That will be followed by an Ice Breaker from 6-9
  • Wednesday's (10/11/23) agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program allowing members to meet with USACE district representatives one-on-one. We are excited to announce that our evening reception will be at the Jax Museum of Science & History. More details and sponsoring opportunities to come.
  • Thursday (10/12/23) will continue with a half-day of technical presentations and conclude with chapter business. This year will include voting for a new member to the eastern chapter board. 

Jacksonville Riverfront Double Tree Hilton offers premier accommodations and views of downtown and St. John’s River. Located in the heart of the trendy San Marco District. 

Opportunities will be sent out in the coming weeks. We will develop different ways for members to promote themselves and allow them to select different items/events to support and allow the sponsors to show their wares.

Conference Registration: The registration fee structure is as follows: 

WEDA Member: $400
Non-member: $500
Gov't Employee: $400
Dredging 101 & 201 Course: $100 each
Students: $200 for qualifying students 

Hotel Reservations:

  • By phone (available 24 hours a day) to 1-800-222-8733 and be sure to ask for “Western Dredging Association” or Group Code WDA
  • By Internet—click on this link: Booking Link: Doubletree Jacksonville Riverfront

See you in Jacksonville!


Walter Dinicola
President, WEDA Eastern Chapter
Anchor QEA, LLC

2022 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting 

The WEDA Eastern Chapter was held at the Hilton in Albany, NY. The Eastern Chapter Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors, and press members for making the 2022 Eastern Chapter Meeting an overwhelming success! The presentations for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking the presentation download library links at the bottom of this page. 

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next year in Jacksonville, FL. 

Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library