Save the date for World Dredging Congress XXIII

Johann Pennekamp, WODCON XXIII organising committee chair. Credit: Sun Lirui
Johann Pennekamp, WODCON XXIII organising committee chair. Credit: Sun Lirui

On behalf of WODA, CEDA invites the dredging world to the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, on 16–20 May 2022

At the close of the successful WODCON XXII conference, organised by CHiDA, the Chinese Chapter of the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA), in Shanghai this April, the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) announced the details for the next congress in the series.

WODCON XXIII will take place from 16 to 20 May 2022, at the Tivoli Congress Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark. The chosen theme of the conference will be Dredging is Changing.
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 as well socio-economic environment.

Impacts of dredging
Johan Pennekamp, chair of the WODCON XXIII organising committee said, “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, and value for all stakeholders, corporate social responsibility, sustainable approach – these 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. A city that 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.

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.