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International Erosion Control Association Names the Environmental Connection 2015 Presenter of the Year





IECA Region One, a nonprofit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, has named Welsey C. Zech, PhD, LEED AP as the Environmental Connection Presenter of the Year.



International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) awards its Environmental Connection 2015 Presenter of the Year to Wesley C. Zech, PhD, LEED AP for his presentation "Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices Using Large‐ scale Testing Techniques."

"My presentation focused on testing we have conducted in evaluating the performance of standard inlet protection practices using large‐ scale, channelized flows indicative of conditions experienced on construction sites," says Zech.

"I am honored to be recognized by the industry and IECA for our work regarding the improvement of various erosion and sediment control practices. I'd like to extend my sincere appreciation to our sponsor ALDOT for funding this research, and to all the students and research technicians who have dedicated many hours to this effort, which played a vital role in the development of the presented material," concludes Zech.

Wesley C. Zech is the Brasfield & Gorrie Associate Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University. Dr. Zech attended the University at Buffalo where he earned his B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. A primary focus of Dr. Zech's research program is in the area of evaluating the performance of erosion and sediment control practices using large‐ scale testing techniques.

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