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2014-2015 Award Winners
J. P. Johns, PE
J. P. Johns, PE
J. P. Johns, PE has been active in the International Erosion Control Association since 2000, has been a member since 2002, has been member of the Erosion and Sediment Control (TS-6) Technology Section Committee, and has been the South Carolina state representative since 2007. The Sustained Contributor Award recognizes an IECA member who has provided distinguished service to the IECA and has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control/stormwater industry for a sustained period of time.
Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award
James E. (Jay) Sprague, CPESC
James E. (Jay) Sprague,
"Evaluating Floating Surface Skimmers" has been named the winner of the Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2015. This award honors the presenters who have demonstrated excellence within the content of their Environmental Connection technical presentation. The paper was submitted by James E. (Jay) Sprague, CPESC.
Young Professional of the Year Award
Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI
Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI has earned his designation, among select thousands in the world, as a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Controls (CPESC) as well as his designation as a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), lending his experience and training to his customers to consult them in all of their storm water needs. He has served as the Administrative Vice President of the South Central Chapter of IECA and will serve as President for 2015-2016. He has served the Technical Vice-Chair for the Council, and is Co-Chair on the Education Committee: Stormwater Management Track for the IECA Region One. He is also an IECA Mentor. The Young Professional Award recognizes IECA member 35-years old or less who demonstrates excellence in their work in the industry and is viewed by his/her IECA peers as an emerging industry leader through significant engagement with the IECA.
Contractor of the Year Award
Headquartered in Houston, Construction EcoServices pioneered the model for turnkey SWPPP compliance services in Texas and manages storm water quality on hundreds of commercial construction projects each year. The company is also deeply involved in the design, installation and maintenance of high performance Low Impact Development (LID) biofiltration systems and Green Infrastructure solutions. With the Bagby Street Redevelopment project in Houston, Construction EcoServices, as a member of a team led by Design Workshop, was selected by the American Society of Landscape Architects for a Green Street Demonstration Project to be constructed in the historic Chinatown district in Washington, D.C. The Bagby Street project is also a finalist for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Development of Distinction Award. The Contractor of the Year Award recognizes those contractors who have demonstrated excellence in the field execution and application of effective erosion and sediment control and stormwater practices.
Organization of the Year Award
Association Guatemaleca de Control de Erosion (AGCES)
Juan Carlos Hernandez
Juan Carlos Hernandez accepted this award on behalf of the Association Guatemaleca de Control de Erosion (AGCES). Juan Carlos is the head organizer for CICES VII and is president of AGCES. As a non-profit entity, AGCES aims to develop strategies and programs for the prevention, management and integrated control of the soil resource and all those themes that are binding. The Organization of the Year Award recognizes an organization that supports the erosion and sediment control industry. Nominees must have achieved environmental enhancement through the successful application of an effective erosion and/or sediment control practice, program, or partnership. They must also offer continuing education to the erosion and sediment control/stormwater industry or make other contributions to the industry relative to education, research, or technical advancement.
Presenter of the Year Award
Wesley C. Zech, PhD, LEED AP
Wesley C. Zech, PhD,
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."
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