A CEDA-WEDA Interntional Seminar

Connecting the World through Dreding - Sustainable Dredging and Maritime Construction


Panama City, Rep. of Panama. 2 March 2009

The two sister associations, the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) - serving Africa, Europe and the Middle-East - and the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) - North, Central, and South America - will organise their first joint international seminar on sustainable dredging and maritime construction. This event will take place on 2 March 2009, in Panama City.

The one-day event will be sponsored and hosted by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the owner of one of the most exciting and prestigious hydraulic construction works, the Panama Canal Expansion Programme.  This programme will include widening and deepening of the existing canal, and the construction of 2 new sets of locks, which will double capacity and allow more traffic and longer, wider ships.

Entitled appropriately Connecting the world through dredging, the seminar will bring practitioners and scientists together from two continents to learn from each other by exchanging knowledge, sharing experience and discussing challenges , approaches, and solutions to meet those. The seminar programme will include presentations by experts from ACP, CEDA and WEDA. The talks will cover a broad range of topics with an emphasis on various aspects of the Panama Canal Expansion Programme. For the detailed programme please click here

In addition to the formal presentations, there will be plenty of opportunities for informal discussions and networking.

Who should attend

The conference is aimed at:

  • practitioners and scientists representing project owners
  • commissioners of large-scale dredging and maritime construction projects
  • professionals from port, coastal and environmental authorities
  • dredging contractors
  • consultants
  • research institutes