Sand Mats Protect World Cultural Heritage Site Underwater

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The prehistoric pile dwellings in upper Lake Zurich, Switzerland originated 4000 years ago and were awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. These unique sites provide essential insight into Alpine European communities the in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. The pile dwellings around Lake Zurich represent 10% of all known sites of this nature through Europe. When natural erosion an... »

Peer-Reviewed Online Education from IECA

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By Laura Clark – Did you know that all of IECA’s online education and webinars are peer-reviewed? IECA is constantly striving to improve and grow its educational offerings. All courses, whether live or in person, are peer-reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance, and usefulness to attendees. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) offers balanced insight in an effort to guide IECA Education... »

INTERVIEW: Comparing Turbidity Removal Methods

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Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs  had a chance to interview Brian H. Whitaker, P.E., CPESC of Fiberweb during the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) 2013 Region One conference and exhibition (Environmental Connection). He discusses turbidity removal designs, check dams, geocell utilization, and other stormwater and sediment control issues. Fiberweb was part of turbidity control test... »