WODA is responsible for the organisation of the World Dredging Congress & Expositions (WODCON's) which are held every three years and delegates this responsibility to the association in whose region the forthcoming congress will take place.

The next meeting, WODCON XXII will be held in 2019 Shanghai, China in April of 2019 and hosted by the Eastern Dredging Association (EADA).

Since the formation of the current WODA in 1978, the following Congresses have been held:

  • 2016 USA , WODCON XXI, WEDA
  • 2013 Brussels, WODCON XX, CEDA
  • 2010 Beijing, EADA
  • 2007 Orlando, Florida, USA WEDA
  • 2004 Hamburg WODCON XVII CEDA
  • 2001 Kuala Lumpur WODCON XVI EADA
  • 1998 Las Vegas WODCON XV WEDA
  • 1995 Amsterdam WODCON XIV CEDA
  • 1992 Bombay WODCON XIII EADA
  • 1989 Orlando WODCON XII WEDA
  • 1986 Brighton WODCON XI CEDA
  • 1983 Singapore WODCON X EADA
  • 1980 Vancouver WODCON IX WEDA
  • 1978 Amsterdam WODCON VIII CEDA

The previous WODCON's were held:

  • 1976 San Francisco WODCON VII
  • 1974 Taipei WODCON VI
  • 1973 Hamburg WODCON V
  • 1971 New Orleans WODCON IV
  • 1970 Singapore WODCON III
  • 1968 Rotterdam WODCON II
  • 1967 New York City WODCON I