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The Western Dredging Association and the Texas A&M Center for Dredging Studies present: Why We Dredge

On Tuesday afternoon, attendees will visit Tower Rock Stone Co., a quarry located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri at Upper Mississippi River Mile 127. Visitors will see a blast of a rock face during their tour of this hard rock quarry. Tower Rock Stone is an affiliated company of Luhr Bros. Inc., a marine construction and dredging company headquartered in Columbia, Illinois, with a Marine Division office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and an office and rock yard in Alexandria, Louisiana.

On Tuesday afternoon, attendees will visit Tower Rock Stone Co., a quarry located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri at Upper Mississippi River Mile 127. Visitors will see a blast of a rock face during their tour of this hard rock quarry. Tower Rock Stone is an affiliated company of Luhr Bros. Inc., a marine construction and dredging company headquartered in Columbia, Illinois, with a Marine Division office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and an office and rock yard in Alexandria, Louisiana.

WEDA XXVIII: The Western Dredging Association 28th Annual Meeting and the TEXAS A&M 39th Annual Dredging Seminar June 8 - 11, 2008 St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel St. Louis, Missouri

Sunday, June 8, 2008

8:00 am-5:00 pm – Exhibitor Setup, Grand Ballroom

10:00 am-5:00 pm – Registration, Atrium

11:00 am – Golf Tournament, Normandie Golf Club

7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Reception, Grand Ballroom

EACH DAY

6:30 am-5:00 pm – Registration

6:00 am-5:00 pm – Exhibits

6:30 am-7:30 am – Hosted Breakfast

6:30 am-5:00 pm – Speaker Ready Room

8:00 am-10:00am – Spouses Breakfast


MONDAY JUNE 9 MORNING

Opening Ceremonies

8:00-8:10 – William Hanson, WEDA President, Opening Remarks and Introductions

8:10-8:20 – Mayor of St. Louis

8:20-8:40 – USACE St. Louis District Engineer

Texas A&M Dredging Seminar

Technical Sessions

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 1A: Management of Contaminated Sediments

Chair: Dr. R. Randall, Texas A&M University

Session 1B: Dredging Research

Chair: Dr. B. Edge, Texas A&M University

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Hosted Lunch

AFTERNOON

1:30-5:00 p.m.

Session 2A: Environmental Aspects of Dredging

Chair: Dr. R. Randall, Texas A&M University

Session 2B: Dredging Studies and Projects

Chair: Dr. B. Edge, Texas A&M University

TUESDAY JUNE 10 MORNING

WEDA XXVIII Technical Conference Sessions

8:30 am-12:00 p.m.

Session 3A: Navigational Dredging

Chair: Barry Holliday, Dredging Contractors of America

Session 3B: Ashtabula River Remediation

Chair: R. Weber, NRT, Inc.

AFTERNOON

12:00 pm-5:00 p.m. – Site Tour: Luhr Bros. Tower Rock Stone Quarry

EVENING

7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Conference Dinner in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom

WEDNESDAY JUNE 11 MORNING

Technical Sessions

8:30-10 a.m.

Session 4A: Contracts and Construction Management

Chair: Ancil Taylor, Bean Stuyvesant, LLC

Session 4B: Dredging and Dewatering

Chair: Don Hayes, Louisiana State University

10:30 am-12:00 pm

Session 5A: Survey and Data Management

Chair: Nadia Lombardero, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Session 5B: Dredged Material Disposal

Chair: John Verduin, Anchor Environmental

WEDNESDAY NOON 12:00-1:30 pm – Hosted Lunch

12:30-1:00 pm – Luncheon Speaker

1:00-1:30 pm – President’s Report and Annual Membership Meeting

AFTERNOON Technical Panels

1:30-3:00 pm

Session 6A: WEDA Environmental Commission – Making It Happen: Management of Dredged Material and Sediment in the Watershed

Chair: C. Vogt, Consultant

Panel: Molly Madden, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Jeff Waters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; David Knight, Great Lakes Commission; Frank Hamons, Port of Baltimore

Session 6B: WEDA Safety Commission session to devise the WEDA Safety Award criteria. Those interested in participating should sign up at the registration desk before Wednesday morning.

Session 6C: USACE National Dredging Program Overview

Chair: Tom Verna, USACE

3:00-3:30 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies

3:00-3:10 pm – William Hanson, Closing Remarks

3:10-3:20 pm – Best Paper Award, presented by Ram Mohan, Anchor Environmental, and and Barry Holliday, Dredging Contractors of America

3:20-3:30 pm – Door prizes - Larry Patella

EXHIBITORS – GRAND BALLROOM by booth number

2 – CETCO

3 – Lloyds Register – Fairplay

4, 5 – Western Dredging Association, see ad page 19

6 – Infrastructure Alternatives,see ad page 29.

7 – EA Engineering, Science & Technology

9 – Hemisphere GPS

10 – ARC Surveying & Mapping, see ad page 7

11 – Taylor Engineering, Inc.

13 – TenCate Geotube

14 – Aqua Survey, Inc.

15 – Protex Fasteners, Ltd.

16, 17 – Ellicott Dredges, LLC

18 – Reson, Inc.

19 – Naylor Pipe Company, see ad page 27

20 – Rotonics Mfg., Inc., see ad page 22

22 – Anamar Environmental Consulting, Inc.

23, 24 – CIBA Specialty Chemicals

25 – Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

26 – International Dredging Review

27 – Tri-Flo International, Inc., see ad on page 33

28 – Evans-Hamilton, Inc.

29, 30 – US Corporation Vosta, Inc.

32 – Collins Engineers, Inc.

33 – Dredge Technology Corporation, see ad page 30

35 – Timco Industries, Inc.

36 – Damen Dredging Equipment, B.V.

37 – Del Tank & Filtration Systems

38 – Dredging Supply Co., Inc., see ad page 30

39 – Campbell Scientific Inc., see ad page 35

40 – Kruse Controls, Inc., see ad page 13

41 – Metso Minerals, see ad page 37

42, 43 – Odom Hydrographic Systems, see ad pages 20 & 21

45, 46 – Hagler Systems, see ad page 10

47 – Salem Republic Rubber Co., see ad page 30

48 – HYPACK, Inc., see ad page 14

50 – Moffatt & Nichol, see ad page 29

51, 52 – Cable Arm Clamshell, see ad page 9

53, 54 – SNF Environmental, see ad page 11

55 – ICAN-OPS


Conference Organizing Committee Lawrence M. Patella, Executive Director Western Dredging Association Ram K. Mohan, Chair, Technical Paper Committee Robert E. Randall, Member, Technical Paper Committee and editor of the conference proceedings Stephen Garbaciak, Jr., Member, Technical Paper Committee

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