Dr. Shelly Anghera – Dredger of the Year by Western Dredging Association

In recognition of her extensive contributions to the dredging community and to the Western Dredging Association, Dr. Shelly Anghera has been named the 2023 Dredger of the Year at the WEDA Summit & Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Throughout her career Dr. Shelly Anghera has dedicated herself to the advancement of science surrounding the work in the dredging industry, sharing knowledge, and leading others towards creative solutions to practical and regulatory issues.

Her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences and Ecotoxicology from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has given Shelly unique skills to analyze and prepare solution-based decisions to accommodate dredged sediments.

Dr. Anghera is one of the nation’s leading experts on testing, categorizing, and reporting on sediment chemistry with an eye toward constructible permit conditions.

Her career/education dove-tailed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing protocol, which allowed her the opportunity to immediately apply her skill set and analytical abilities to further dredge project implementation.

Having run her own company, she understands the business side of consulting and is currently on the Moffatt & Nichol Board of Directors.