Central Dredging Association

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Central Dredging Association
Abbreviation CEDA
Formation 1978 (1978)
Type NGO
Legal status Charity
Purpose Professional association
Headquarters Delft
  • The Netherlands
Region served Europe, Africa, Middle East
General Manager Anna Csiti
Website www.dredging.org

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA), founded in 1978, is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, professional society for the dredging industry. It provides an independent forum for people involved in activities related to dredging and marine construction in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East, and aims to generate and disseminate impartial knowledge and information about dredging in these regions.[1] It is one of three dredging associations that together form the World Organisation of Dredging Associations (WODA).[2]

Its British section is a learned 'Associated Society' of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers.[3][4]


CEDA was launched at the 8th World Dredging Congress in Amsterdam in November 1978. By 2008 its membership (predominantly scientists, academics, engineers and practitioners) had grown to represent over 40 countries.[5][6]


CEDA organises events including international conferences, seminars and technical meetings, site visits and training courses; in November 2013, it organised the CEDA Forum in Rotterdam.[7] It also produces publications including conference proceedings with peer-reviewed papers, and provides technical and scientific advice.[1]


  1. ^ a b "What we do". CEDA. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "CEDA: Guidelines for Assessment of Dredged Material Adopted". Dredging Today. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ ICE Associated Societies newsletter, Spring/Summer 2011 (Accessed: 1 September 2013)
  4. ^ "CEDA - British Section". CEDA. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "CEDA celebrates 30 years". Dredge and Drill Haul. 1st Quarter 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Csiti, Anna (November 2008). "CEDA Celebrates Thirty Years". Dredging and Port Construction. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rotterdam to host new dredging event". NL Times, 15 August 2013. NLtimes.nl. Retrieved 4 November 2013.