Welcome to the 22nd World’s Dredging Conference Website

In order to promote the technical innovation and sustainable development of the dredging industry, as well as to enhance the communication and cooperation among the world dredging families, commissioned by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association(CHIDA) will organize the 22nd World Dredging Congress to be held from 22-26 April 2019, in Shanghai, China.

As the world’s top summit on dredging held every three years, it will bring together the world’s industry experts and elites to discuss the prospect of the harmonious development between dredging and ecology, and comprehensively display the whole continuously innovating dredging industry image since the new century, devoted to making greater contributions to global ecological culture construction.

To this end, all members of the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA) and China Dredging Association (CHIDA) are sincerely invited to attend this industry summit. The experts, scholars and engineer representatives of public authorities, related institutes, manufacturers, consultants and contractors are sincerely invited to participate at this conference. The relevant enterprises from all over the world are invited to demonstrate the advanced products, technologies and services in this high-profile stage in the dredging and marine engineering industry.

If you would like to attend this conference, you are welcome to contact us, and please register on time. For the information and changes of this conference, please pay attention to the further notice on the 22nd World Dredging Congress (WODCON XXII) website of China Dredging Association (CHIDA).


English and Chinese are the official languages of this conference.

The conference papers will be in English.



Congress theme


The theme of this conference is “Enhance the Harmony between Dredging and Ecology”.


I. Focus on the theme of harmonious development of dredging and natural ecology, pay attention to and deeply discuss major issues such as sustainable development of dredging industry.

II. Issue “The 22nd World Dredging Congress – Promote the Sustainable Dredging Process (Shanghai) Consensus”.

III. This world dredging summit will be held in Shanghai which is one the most dynamic central cities in China. China is the second largest economy in the world and one of the countries with rapid development of the global dredging market. Shanghai is China’s financial, trade and shipping center and the leading city in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The Yangtze Estuary Deep-water Channel management project is the world’s largest estuary management project. The Yangshan Deep-water Port is the world’s largest deep-water port. Shanghai witnessed the history of Chinese modern dredging development and its important contributions to economic, social and ecological development.

IV. Demonstrate the achievements in the construction of major dredging projects in China and the world in recent years, as well as the results of dredging technology and equipment innovation.

V. Visit the world’s largest automated terminal – Yangshan Deepwater Port and China’s dredging development achievements exhibition.

VI. The guests of the international dredging organizations, the members of Chinese dredging industry, relevant leaders, experts and engineering technicians will attend the summit.