Dredging/Infrastructure Report

WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards Criteria Updated

Each year, the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) presents Environmental Excellence Awards to outstanding projects at its annual WEDA Environmental Summit and Exposition. In 2020, the awards will be announced on June 10, during the WEDA Luncheon at the WEDA Dredging Summit and Exposition being from June 9–12 in Houston, Texas.

Three Environmental Excellence Awards will be given, one for each of the following categories:

• Dredging for Navigation (purpose is to create or maintain navigation channels).

• Environmental Dredging (purpose is environmental enhancement, e.g., remediation or wetland creation).

• Mitigation or Adaptation to Climate Change. This category includes dredging or marine construction projects that exemplify and implement the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA) Statement on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change.

The criteria for the award was revised in January. Projects can now be resubmitted if they were not selected for the WEDA Environmental Excellence Award in the previous two years. Also, attendance is expected and presentation of a technical paper by project representatives is encouraged at the WEDA June 2020 Houston Dredging Summit.

The 2020 application process and criteria for the awards can be viewed on the Environmental Awards page of the Dredging Summit & Expo website, www.dredging-expo.com/env-award

Applications should be submitted by March 27 in PDF format to Craig Vogt, chair of WEDA’s Environmental Commission, at Craig@CraigVogt.com.

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