40 Photos - Jul 2, 2013
Photo: The venue, the Square Brussels Meeting Centre -  ready for WODCON XXPhoto: ….and from the skyPhoto: WODA Directors and Executives, Keynote Speakers and distinguished Guests minutes before opening WODCON XXPhoto: Opening Ceremony: Welcome by Eric Van den Eede, Chairman of the WODCON XX Executive Committee, CEDA Director (Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV, Belgium)Photo: Opening Ceremony: Hilde Crevits, Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works on the role of dredging in BelgiumPhoto: Opening Ceremony: Anders Jensen,  Chairman of WODA, President CEDA (DHI, Denmark) officially opens the CongressPhoto: Opening Ceremony: A brief introduction by Prof. Cees van Rhee, Chairman of the WODCON XX Technical Papers Committee, Member of the CEDA Board (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands) to an educating and stimulating series of presentationsPhoto: Opening Ceremony: An attentive audiencePhoto: Opening Ceremony: Keynote address by David McGillewie (Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa) on capital dredging - current and planned - in the ports of South AfricaPhoto: …..and by Rogelio Gordon (Panama Canal Authority, Panama) on one of the projects of the century – the construction of the Panama canalPhoto: Opening Ceremony: Beautiful “Songs we embrace” by the Belgian group LaisPhoto: The WODA Environmental Panel Session starts with Dr Frank Thomsen (DHI, Denmark) presenting the WODA Technical Guidance on Underwater Sound published for WODCON XXPhoto: Pieter de Boer (Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands) presents the CEDA Information Paper on Ecosystem Services and Dredging – the second document published for WODCON XX.Photo: The Dredging Debate Panel in action. From left: Polite Laboyrie, CEDA (Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers, the Netherlands); Katherine Harris, CEDA (HR Wallingford, United Kingdom); Gerard van Raalte, CEDA ( Royal Boskalis Westminster, the Netherlands); Craig Vogt, WEDA (Craig Vogt Inc, Environmental Consulting, United States of America); John Dobson, EADA (Independent Consultant, Australia); Harald Koethe, PIANC (Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Germany)Photo: The Dredging Debate: An active audience contributes from the floor. In the picture Paris Sansouglou (EuDA,Photo: …and Heinz Dieter Detzner (Hamburg Port Authority, Germany)Photo: During one of the 24 technical sessions. In the picture:  Dr. Stef Kapusniak, from Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd, UK presenting his paperPhoto: … and during one of the Q&As. In the picture:  Dr. Sape Miedema (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)Photo: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Students exploring one of the many exhibits. From left: Robert Weegenaar and Wouter Roobeek, Delft University of Technology, the NetherlandsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition:  Perfect to make new contactsPhoto: At the exhibition: Lunch was also served herePhoto: Experts were always on hand during the technical visits. Here the group visiting the Sigma projectPhoto: Cheese and the famous Belgian beer at the IcebreakerPhoto: Welcome Reception at the prestigious City HallPhoto: Gala dinner at Autoworld: Welcome drinks amongst beautiful carsPhoto: Gala dinner: Great time with friendsPhoto: Gala dinner: Superb entertainmentPhoto: Gala dinner: Cutting the WODCON 20th anniversary cake. From left:  Anders Jensen, Chairman of WODA, President CEDA (DHI, Denmark) and  Eric Van den Eede, Chairman of the WODCON XX Executive Committee, member of the CEDA Board (Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV, Belgium)Photo: Closing Ceremony: Max Radermacher, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (left) receives the IADC Young Authors Award from René KolmanPhoto: Closing Ceremony: Thijs van Kessel, Deltares, the Netherlands (right) receives the DCA Best Paper Award from Michael GerhardtPhoto: Closing Ceremony: Anders Jensen Chairman of WODA, President CEDA (DHI, Denmark) (right) signs the WODA Principles of Sustainable Dredging. Left: Eric Van den Eede, Chairman of the WODCON XX Executive Committee, member of the CEDA Board (Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV, Belgium)Photo: Closing Ceremony: Thanks to just retired / soon to retire CEDA members for their support to the association over the yearsPhoto: Closing Ceremony:  Winner of the 1st door prize ( a free ticket to WODCON XXI), Dr. Craig Vogt, Craig Vogt Inc, Environmental Consulting, USA (right), and Aneta Trajkovska, Congrex, Belgium to thank for the lucky handPhoto: Anders Jensen, CEDA President, DHI Denmark (left) hands on the reigns of WODA along with the responsibility to organise the next WODCON to  Dr. Ram Mohan  incoming WEDA president, Anchor QEA, USA and with that WODCON XX is officially closed.