WEDA Accepting Applications for Environmental Excellence Awards

The Western Area Dredging Association (WEDA) is accepting applications for the 2019 WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards. Awards will be given in three categories including dredging for navigation (to create or maintain navigation channels), environmental dredging (environmental enhancement) and mitigation or adaptation to climate change.

The final category includes dredging or marine construction projects that exemplify and implement the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA) Statement of Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. These projects should demonstrate an increase in energy efficiency, the management of carbon in relation to dredging and marine construction, contributions to enhanced resilience and a reduction in risks to shorelines, waterways, infrastructure, and fresh, estuarine and marine water resources.

The projects will be ranked based on their environmental benefits, innovation, economic benefits, transferability, and outreach and education.

The Environmental Excellence awards will be presented during the WEDA luncheon on June 5 at the 2019 Dredging Summit and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. For more information on the summit click here.

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Applications should be no longer than six pages and should identify the award category: navigation dredging, environmental dredging, or mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Applications are due by April 19 and should be submitted as a PDF file to Craig Vogt, chair of WEDA’s environmental commission at More details on the application process and award criteria can be found here. click here.