The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA) is an independent, non-profit, professional organization. It is composed of three separate, autonomous sister dredging associations:
- WEDA – Western Dredging Association regions covers North, South and Central America.
- CEDA – Central Dredging Association serving Europe, Africa and the Middle-East.
- EADA – Eastern Dredging Association serving the Asian, Australian and Pacific region.
CEDA, EADA and WEDA are the only independent, international, professional dredging associations, in their respective regions. They are united in a sole interest in dredging, from construction and maintenance, of water infrastructure (marine and fluvial), and share the following objectives:
- Promote and facilitate the development, dissemination and sharing of professional dredging knowledge
- Participate in developing international policies and guidelines
- Facilitate contacts within and outside the dredging community
- Enhance the public image of dredging
- Each association has a diverse membership encompassing corporations, professionals and stakeholders, from many different fields, who represent a range of disciplines and all aspects of the product supply chain.
Members include manufacturers, universities, research institutes, regulators, consultants, dredging companies and public authorities, working in the dredging, navigation, coastal and inland flood protection, deepsea mining, offshore wind energy, oil and gas production fields, and providers of a broad range of services such as brokers, insurers, financiers, lawyers and many more.