Central Dredging Association

Understanding dredging

CEDA invites the dredging world to WODCON XXIII in Copenhagen

WODCON XXIII - logo // wodcon.png (37 K)At the close of the successful WODCON XXII conference, organised by the Chinese chapter of the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA), in Shanghai this April, the host of the next WODCON, CEDA, announced the details for the next congress in the series.

WODCON XXIII will take place from 16th-20th May 2022, at the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, and the theme will be ‘Dredging is changing’.

Dredging is changing in many ways
Not only is dredging, as an activity, always primarily targeted to modify the environment, it is also changing in terms of the positive impacts it can have on the natural and socio-economic environment. Johan Pennekamp, Chair of the WODCON XXIII Organising Committee, explained the thinking behind the theme by saying, “Apart from stating that our way of dredging is changing – just think: advances in dredging technology, novel solutions for adaptation to climate change, nature-based approaches, circular design, benefits/value for all stakeholders, corporate social responsibility, sustainable approach – these three words actually have a more philosophical depth too.”

He added, “Dredging always means changing the environment whether it is capital dredging or even maintenance. Dredging always aims to create a new or improved situation and this aspect is quite often not recognised or appreciated!

The home city
Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city where everyone feels at home. It is an ideal place for new trends, business and relaxation. The capital of Denmark offers a safe and comfortable environment where enjoying leisure time and doing business are equally pleasant.

The words of the Organising Committee Chair were supported and illustrated by a spectacular video which can now be downloaded from the official website of WODCON XXIII www.wodcon2022.org.

Supporting WODCON XXIII
CEDA is delighted to announce the first committed sponsor to the congress, Rohde Nielsen, and invites members of the worldwide dredging community to demonstrate their support to the single most important event where the worldwide dredging community meets.

Stay informed
CEDA members and those professionals who have subscribed for the CEDA Conference News will automatically receive WODCON XXIII updates. If you do not (yet) belong to either of these two groups you can still receive WODCON XXIII News, if you sign up at www.wodcon2022.org.

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"The dredging world has seen many great WODCONs but we will do our best to surpass all", said Johan Pennekamp Chair of the WODCON XXIII Organising Committee.