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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 2022/10/11 at 3:00 PM (MDT)

    This webinar will look at research into waste wool and hemp fiber in erosion and sediment control products. Research and innovation continue to push the industry forward, join us as we learn about research into the use of these materials in erosion and sediment control products.

    Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control: Hemp Fiber and Sheep Wool

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 3:00PM Mountain Time 

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 8:00AM Sydney Time

    This webinar will look at research into waste wool and hemp fiber in erosion and sediment control products. Research and innovation continue to push the industry forward, join us as we learn about research into the use of these materials in erosion and sediment control products. 

    Finding End Use Opportunities for Hemp Fiber: Erosion Control R&D Project Background & Update

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    Speaker: Riley Gordon Agriculture Utilization Research Institute 

    The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute's (AURI) mission is to foster long-term economic benefit for the state of Minnesota through value added agricultural products. AURI has been very active in the industrial hemp space, focusing on opportunities to facilitate commercialization of products, particularly in the areas of food and fiber. Leveraging awarded funding from Minnesota’s Environmental & Natural Resources Trust Fund, AURI has partnered with MNDOT, local hemp growers and several erosion control manufacturer partners to explore the use of industrial hemp fiber in several types of erosion and sediment control products. This presentation given by the project lead, Riley Gordon, PE, will give background and updates on the research projects goals, work done to date and next steps.

    Sheep Wool - The Super Fiber for Erosion and Sediment Control

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    Speaker: Brad Stuart, Terralana

    With ‘Sustainability’ at the heart of most projects these days, it makes sense to be looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact in everything we do.  Material choice can be challenging and with so many products available, choosing the best product for specific applications isn’t easy. Terra Lana will be exploring the possibilities of utilizing biodegradable materials on projects and how not all biodegradability is created equal.   This is a topical subject and an opportunity to challenge each other to work towards the common goal of regenerative design and a sustainable future.

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    Riley Gordon

    Engineer

    Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

    Riley Gordon graduated with honors from Brandon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (Mathematics minor) in the spring of 2014. Then, in 2017 he completed a degree program at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, obtaining a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering with Environmental Emphasis in water related topics. Coinciding with his time at the U of M, Riley interned with a Civil Engineering consulting firm, working in both Intelligent Transportation Systems and Water Resources groups.

    As an engineer, Riley will be applying the skills he gained through both his education and related industry experience to assist in AURI’s broad range of projects and initiatives. He primarily works out of the Coproducts lab in Waseca, MN, but will also apply his skillsets by delving into projects related to all four of the focus areas that encompass AURI’s work.

    Riley is originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

    Brad Stuart

    National Sales and Specification Manager

    Terralana

    Brad Stuart is the National Specification Manager for Terra Lana Products Ltd.  With 18 years in the construction industry, he brings a love for natural materials along with his desire to educate and pioneer initiatives to assist architects and designers to integrate ‘best practice’ solutions.  He is passionate about wool products and is focused on collaborating with others in the industry to ensure a sustainable future for the generations to come.

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2022/09/22

    This presentation will cover the current status of flocculant usage in the U.S. for construction stormwater treatment and recap research findings on optimum dosage delivery requirements and residual concentration detection methods.​

    Flocculant Usage in Construction Stormwater Treatment

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    On-Demand

    Flocculants provide an innovative solution for managing construction stormwater runoff with their efficiency in reducing turbidity in the effluent.  With proper application and dosage, these chemicals improve the performance of sediment control practices in capturing fine-sized soil particles. Dosage, product selection, agitation, and application requirements of flocculants vary based on flocculant type and soil-dependent nature of the chemical agents. This presentation will cover the current status of flocculant usage in the U.S. for construction stormwater treatment and recap research findings on optimum dosage delivery requirements and residual concentration detection methods.

    Presented By: Billur Kazaz, Ph.D.

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    Billur Kazaz,

    Senior Staff Professional

    Geosyntec Consultants

    Dr. Kazaz is a Senior Staff Professional at Geosyntec Consultants specializing in construction stormwater management. She recently earned her Ph.D. degree in civil engineering at Auburn University. She earned her M.S. in Civil Engineering degree at Iowa State University and B.S. in Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. Dr. Kazaz’s doctoral research focused on construction stormwater management, including providing application and dosage guidance for the proper implementation of flocculants on job sites. Her research interests also included using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for construction stormwater inspections by integrating GIS, photogrammetry, and deep-learning-based object detection principles. Dr. Kazaz is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and she is a CPESC-IT.

    This webinar is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, presented by Storm Water Solutions and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), participants will gain an understanding of how different modes of sediment control affect the discharge commitments and role of related weather impacts. Additionally, recognize how sediment control BMPs may fail to deliver permit requirements unless upgraded and amended as the work changes, and finally, integrate staged sediment control based on function into the work.

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    Nature-Based Approaches in Lake Michigan Coastal Restoration

    On-Demand

    In this on-demand webinar, presented by Storm Water Solutions and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), participants will gain an understanding of factors that influence coastal ecological degradation. Increase awareness of nature-based solutions and how they can be implemented in coastal restoration. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of the ecosystem services approach to sustainable coast restoration. 

    Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscapes are imperiled. A combination of anthropogenic and natural forces have contributed to a marked decline in Lake Michigan water quality, wildlife habitat, and overall ecological value – with a sharp increase in degradation of these systems in the past decade. This webinar will discuss some of the current challenges facing landowners and land managers in the Central and Southern Coastal Ecological Landscapes of Wisconsin, along with a discussion of some pragmatic “nature-based” restoration options, with a focus on the wise use of native vegetation.

    Presented By: Clayton Frazer

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    Clayton Frazer

    Senior Ecologist

    Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC)

    Clay received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Wildlife Ecology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996.  Following a two-year Peace Corps Volunteer post in West Africa working in the agro-forestry sector, he began his professional career as a Wildlife Technician for The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  This work led to a position with Pheasants Forever in Southeast Wisconsin as a Grassland Ecologist where he facilitated more than 6,000 acres of private land prairie and wetland restorations, including development and management of a statewide prescribed fire program.  In 2008, Clay entered the private consulting sector as a Restoration Ecologist and in 2012, Clay accepted a position as a Senior Ecologist with Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC).  Since this time Clay has developed his skills in the areas of native plant ecology, invasive species management, stream restoration, wetland mitigation and delineation, urban stormwater management, erosion control, project planning/design and monitoring and reporting. Through the design and implementation of adaptive management approaches, Clay has accrued over 20 years of “hands-on” knowledge base in native plant community management and now leads  business and new market development at ERC.   

    This webinar is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. 

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2022/08/04

    Healthy soil is the foundation of all civilizations. One of the most diverse habitats on earth—and one of the planet’s largest reservoirs of carbon—healthy soil is crucial for clean and abundant water supplies, and a stable climate. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” This webinar series looks at innovative ways to build soil health for long term sustainability.

    Sustainable Soil Health Through Innovation 

    Healthy Soils webinar

    Healthy soil is the foundation of all civilizations. One of the most diverse habitats on earth—and one of the planet’s largest reservoirs of carbon—healthy soil is crucial for clean and abundant water supplies, and a stable climate. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” This webinar series looks at innovative ways to build soil health for long-term sustainability.

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    We Need to Stop Treating Soil like Dirt - Available On-Demand

    Presenter: Alison Price, Managing Director, SoilCyclers

    Recycling is a good thing, it keeps garbage out of landfill, reduces the need for virgin materials, and reduces the cost of energy to transform base materials into usable products. Whilst most of the environmental debate centres around our disposable lifestyles, we continue to be bombarded with “greenwash” with no real solutions. Soil is known as the “factory of life”. Our economy and society depend on the health of our soil. Not only does it support plant life for food, but it also produces the fibres we use for clothing, maintains the quality and supply of our water, and can act as carbon storage. One teaspoon of high-quality soil contains billions of bacteria; a storehouse for potential antibiotics of the future. What is profoundly disturbing however is that for all our reliance on soil, it is not considered a renewable resource even though it can take over 500 years to generate just one inch of topsoil. Today, we dump millions of tonnes of soil in landfill every year and no one is asking the simple question, why? A drive down the coastline of Queensland and New South Wales shows the devastating effect of the recent floods. Once pristine farmland has been destroyed, stripped topsoil is prevalent, rivers are full of silt and distraught communities are wondering how to make ends meet. So, what do we need? 

    Using Innovative Beneficial Microbe Technology to Increase Soil Carbon for Successful Rehabilitation and Erosion Control

    Presenter: Paul J. Storer, Consultant microbiologist and Director of R&D, Troforte Innovations

    Plants and beneficial soil microbes can benefit from each other and work synergistically to help each other survive and thrive. Plants for example provide the microbes with carbon sugars derived from photosynthesis, and these carbon sugar exudates are a preferred food source of microbes. In exchange for these carbon sugars, the microbes provide essential nutrients (and water) back to the plants.

    The key to working with Microbes in any revegetation/rehabilitation project and in any soil Is to condition the soil so beneficial microbes can thrive. In this presentation, we will discuss how we have developed regenerative rehabilitation programs and learned to take a slightly different approach to conventional agronomy - where their focus is primarily on the physical and chemical properties of soil and on adjusting pH to ~6.5(+/-) - so that water soluble fertilisers can feed plant available NPK directly to the establishing plants. This conventional approach often requires large inputs of soil conditioners like Lime, Gypsum, and Compost to correct and adjust pH, flush sodium, etc. This approach can be expensive and in our opinion can increase the potential risks of failure - particularly if you do not get the rains in a timely fashion that activates these types of soil conditioners. Maintenance can also become expensive and very time consuming.

    Sustainable, Maintenance-Free Growth in Poor Quality Topsoil

    Presenter: Paul Clarke, B.Sc (Eng), MIEAust, CPEng (Retired) Managing Director, Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation

    How do we get the grass established and maintain growth the way we want it to? What can be done to establish sustainable growth without reworks? These are two questions that most project managers are faced with, to determine if the methodology they are using will meet the requirements of practical completion on large-scale projects with poor quality topsoils. The simple solution is to use a product that is tailored to the site conditions. This is achieved by testing the soil to determine the requirements and incorporating these into the grassing application.

    These applications are designed to ameliorate the soils in-situ, addressing the deficiencies in the soil, and providing the nutrients required to kickstart germination and sustain growth over longer periods. Except for extended dry periods, these applications are maintenance-free, laying dormant until adequate rainfall arrives, as well as ameliorating with the top-down approach. This allows for nutrients to penetrate through the soil profile as the root systems develop. But why can’t you use a standard application you ask?

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    Alison Price

    Managing Director

    SoilCyclers

    I'm the Founder and Managing Director of SoilCyclers, mobile soil recycling, decontamination, amelioration and waste reduction contractors working across the construction, waste and mining industries. SoilCyclers is on a mission to create a bigger future with a smaller footprint by transforming waste into safe, reusable materials.

    Each year, I oversee recycling projects on more than 50 sites, recycling up to half a million cubic metres of material, saving clients more than $5 million, taking almost 30,000 truckloads off local roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by around 6000 tons.

    I am also a board member for Austmine and the Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ), and former Director and Vice Chair of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).

    Paul Storer

    Consultant microbiologist and Director of R&D

    Troforte Innovations

    Paul is the director of Research and Development and a Senior Soil Microbiologist, Plant Physiologist, Agricultural Consultant, Rehabilitation Specialist, Innovator and Educator.

    With more than 40 years’ research, publications and field experience studying the link between soil biology, Soil health and mineral nutrition in plants - Paul has been instrumental in helping investigate and develop the mineral/microbe farming system and innovative Regenerative programs and technologies to rehabilitate depleted and disrupted soils. Key to the success of this system and programs is the increase in Nutrient Use Efficiency, Water Use Efficiency, improvement in Soil Carbon (driven primarily through growing soil microbial biomass, carbon sequestration and CO2 / methane emissions reduction, biochar etc) and ultimately improving Soil Health.

    Paul Clarke

    Managing Director

    Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation

    Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle1970

    Completed Coursework for Master Eng Sc (Environmental Engineering) 1976

    MIE Aust NPER 3 Civil and Structural Colleges

    Principal of Civil Engineering Consulting Practice 1976 to Present

    Manager/Owner of Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation since 1981

    IECA member since 2010

    Education Presenter at IECA Conferences since 2015

    This program offers 3 Professional Development Hours. Each webinar is worth 1 Professional Development Hour.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Members Only Benefit: IECA offers 1 PDH credit for members that complete the Environmental Connection Magazine Content Quiz.

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    IECA members have the opportunity to earn one (1) Professional Development Hour per Environmental Connection Magazine (4 per year) by completing the quarterly Environmental Connection Magazine Quiz. You're already reading Environmental Connection, so why not get the extra credits? For a digital copy of the current issue, please visit: http://www.ieca.org/archives 

    This quiz is for the 3rd Quarter 2022 edition. Once you have read the entire magazine, complete the quiz with a 70% or better to receive your credit.

    At the completion of this quiz you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

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  • Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course provides comprehensive stormwater compliance & inspection training for contractors involved in construction site stormwater management. The course is designed to introduce practitioners to the background and concepts required to properly implement stormwater pollution prevention plans and manage stormwater on construction sites. Modules provide a details of regulatory requirements, basic construction stormwater management approaches, and principles of various practices used during construction to manage runoff, erosion, and sediment.

    A Comprehensive Stormwater Compliance and Inspection Training

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    On-Demand Course

    Credit: 5 Professional Development Hours

    This course provides comprehensive stormwater compliance and inspection training for contractors involved in construction site stormwater management. The course is designed to introduce practitioners site operators, construction inspectors and other practitioners to the background and concepts required to properly implement, inspect, and manage stormwater pollution prevention plans and manage stormwater on construction sites. Modules provide a details of regulatory requirements, basic construction stormwater management approaches, inspection practices and proper documentation, and principles of various best management practices used during construction to manage runoff, erosion, and sediment. Through participation in this course, contractors will acquire the necessary knowledge and tools pertaining to inspection to maintain stormwater compliance on their construction sites.

    Module One: History and Requirements of the Clean Water Act

    This module addresses the details of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and specific requirements necessary to begin the process of compliance with stormwater regulations. Runtime: 40 minutes.

    Module Two: Basic Stormwater Management

    This module covers the basics of stormwater management and how to manage your stormwater pollution prevention plan (or SWPPP) and other documentation and permits necessary for regulatory compliance. Runtime: 20 minutes.

    Module Three: Inspections and Documentation

    This module focuses on two key elements of maintaining stormwater compliance throughout the construction phase: (1) inspections and (2) documentation. This module covers the necessary reports and certifications that should be in place before and during the construction process. Runtime: 42 minutes.

    Module Four: Phases of Construction Management

    This module addresses the Phases of Construction, the changes and transitions necessary through the construction process and how to make necessary modifications to stay in regulatory compliance. Runtime: 30 minutes.

    Module Five: Principles of Erosion and Sediment Control

    This module addresses the basic principles of erosion and sediment control. Understanding these processes are critical to managing stormwater issues on your sites. Runtime: 32 minutes.

    Module Six: Best Management Practices for Erosion & Sediment Control

    This module addresses the Best Management Practices used on site to control erosion, sediment, and stormwater runoff. Specifically addressed in this module are structural controls. Structural controls are those physical controls that are installed and maintained throughout the multiple phases of construction. Runtime: 64 minutes.

    Module Seven: Best Management Practices for Runoff Control

    This module addresses best management practices that are used to manage stormwater runoff. These include structural, behavioral, and administrative practices that must be in place to ensure regulatory compliance. Runtime: 63 minutes.


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    Wesley Donald, Ph.D.

    Research Fellow

    Auburn University

    Dr. Wesley Donald is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University. Dr. Donald received his Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. The focus of his doctoral research was on the use of ditch check practices in channelized flow for controlling erosion on highway construction sites. Dr. Donald has performed research in ditch check practices; has researched sediment barriers in sheet flow applications for evaluating ALDOT sediment barrier practices; has evaluated catch basin inserts for urban runoff applications; and has assisted in the testing of inlet protection practices. Currently Dr. Donald is overseeing the testing of erosion control products under simulated rainfall conditions, vegetated buffer equivalents for sediment barrier practices, using UAVs for vegetation density measurements, using flocculants to enhance and improve sediment control devices in construction, and optimizing sediment basin performance for limited right of way projects. Dr. Donald also provides training in erosion and sediment control technologies to industry practitioners; and is instructing undergraduate and graduate students in courses related to Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering.

    Michael Perez, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC

    Assistant Professor

    Auburn University

    Dr. Michael Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University. He has been working in the stormwater management area since 2012 through research and consulting projects with the Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Ohio DOTs. His expertise is in full-scale performance-based testing, having designed and conducted experiments evaluating storm drain inlet protection, ditch checks, sediment basins, sediment barriers, rolled erosion control products, and surface skimmers at the Auburn University Stormwater Research Facility. He currently serves as the Chair of the Standards and Practices Committee for the International Erosion Control Association. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Alabama and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).

    Wesley Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP

    Professor, Interim Chair, & Director of Construction Engineering Management University of Alabama Birmingham

    University of Alabama Birmingham

    Dr. Wesley Zech is currently a Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and also serves as the Director of Civil Engineering Construction Management. Prior to his appointment with the University of Alabama Birmingham, he was the Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at Auburn University. He earned a B.S. (1999), M.E. (2000), and a Ph.D. (2004) from the University at Buffalo in Western, NY. He was employed at Auburn University since 2004 and has conducted external research in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) that led to the development of the Auburn University Stormwater Research Facility. His research has focused on the evaluation of silt fence tieback practices, the use of polyacrylamide as an erosion and sediment control measure, the performance evaluation of various hydromulches, performance evaluation of various ditch checks and inlet protection measures, assessing the in-field performance characteristics of sediment basins constructed in Alabama, and characterizing post construction runoff control from construction. Many of the research results from these efforts have been adopted as standard erosion and sediment control practices used on highway construction projects in the state of Alabama.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Agriculture is said to be one of the larger sources of non-point source pollution with sediment being the main issue. Please join us in the eHub series “Erosion and Sediment Control in Agriculture” where we will hear from Dr Hawkins, University of Georgia and Dr Wells, US Department of Agriculture. Both presenters have extensive knowledge and experience in this area.

    Erosion and Sediment Control in Agriculture

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    ON-DEMAND

    Agricultural practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation

    Presenter: Dr Gary Hawkins

    Agriculture is said to be one of the larger sources of non-point source pollution with sediment being the main issue.  However, there are practices used by farmers and producers that not only helps reduce erosion and sediment movement but also builds soil health to increase infiltration.  This presentation will describe some of the practices used by farmers to reduce erosion and sediment movement and see how these practices are being used in the field.  Besides reduced erosion and sediment movement, conservation practices increases infiltration and improves soil heath.  Both of the later contribute to reduced need for supplemental water additions and increase productivity of the soil. 

    Challenges and Lessons Learned in Quantifying Soil Erosion in Cropland: Human and Natural Drivers, Disciplinary Fragmentation, and Technological Innovation

    Presenter: Dr Robert Wells

    Since 1933, the United States government has been in the business of addressing soil erosion through assessment and conservation programs. Assessment of soil erosion has seen broad technological advancements in theory and tools, while conservation programs have evolved to include soil health. Numerous predictive models have been devised to express soil loss and the impact of conservation practices on soil loss. These numerical representations have been empirical and physically-based with both lumped and individual erosion process tools. Data used to calibrate and/or validate the models have come from long-term field observations, mostly at the plot scale, and laboratory investigations of the governing processes: rain drop impact dislocation, sheet erosion, rill erosion and gully erosion. While the last two processes may be viewed as a continuum, rill and gully erosion have received continued attention around the world. Efforts to understand these erosion sources have been expanding to include remote sensing technology, both in the laboratory and the field. At the center of these investigations lie our basic understanding of the general problem and an inability to define the processes we are attempting to define. Most are very comfortable with incision and widening processes but no one definition of rill or gully exists between the disciplines. This fragmentation has created issues within the communities that investigate these processes. We need one idea that encompasses the physical processes to be described and one consistent nomenclature. As technology improves and our focus becomes clearer, the foci will turn to the human and natural drivers within the landscape. Innovation in image processing and landscape stitching are coming; however, these tools will need to “see” the difference between a farmer’s tractor tire impression and an evolving channel within the field and/or the difference in soil loss following successive storms where a farmer scrapes soil along incised field channels between storms. These challenges must be addressed and clearly defined to enhance our ability to predict future erosion patterns within the landscape, regardless of the degree of climate change.


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    Dr Gary Hawkins

    Associate Professor and Water Resource Specialist

    Ubiversity od Georgia

    Dr. Gary L. Hawkins works for the University of Georgia as the Water Resource Management Specialist in the Crop and Soil Science Department. He is an Agricultural Engineer and graduated from Clemson University, Auburn University and the University of Tennessee. He is responsible for extension programming in the areas of water quality, water quantity and water resources. His current extension and research programs are related to water resource issues in the areas of soil and water conservation, water retention, nutrient movement, well water protection and education, septic systems, stormwater and small scale irrigation.

    Dr Robert Wells

    USDA

    Dr. Wells is a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit located in Oxford, Mississippi.  His research integrates multiple disciplines covering hydrology, soil physics, hydraulics, sediment transport mechanics, channel erosion and engineering design into a unified program to assess the impact of climate, animal and human management systems on agricultural landscape evolution, with specific emphasis on reducing sediment loads and improving the balance of long-term ecological integrity and improved agricultural yields.  He leads the ongoing development of the USDA computer model RUSLE2.

    This program offers 2 Professional Development Hours. Each webinar is worth 1 Professional Development Hour. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2022/05/24

    Silt fences, silt fences everywhere you look; up the hill, down the hill, on top of the hill, over the hill, on flat surfaces, and in ditches. Silt fence is a petrochemical-based material that, while strong and cheap, is not recyclable, generally not reused, mostly gets landfilled and adds microplastics to the environment. In addition, it is over designed, over specified, and over-used. This presentation will discuss when to use silt fence and provide alternative best management practices (BMPs) to use when silt fence is not the right choice. Examples will be provided for BMPs to use on impervious surfaces, in and around wetlands and sensitive areas, and on flat projects.

    Don't Fence Me In - Silt Fence Alternatives

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    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association

    On-Demand

    Silt fences, silt fences everywhere you look; up the hill, down the hill, on top of the hill, over the hill, on flat surfaces,  and in ditches.  Silt fence is a petrochemical-based material that, while strong and cheap, is not recyclable, generally not reused, mostly gets landfilled and adds microplastics to the environment.  In addition, it is over designed, over specified, and over-used. This presentation will discuss when to use silt fence and provide alternative best management practices (BMPs) to use when silt fence is not the right choice.  Examples will be provided for BMPs to use on impervious surfaces, in and around wetlands and sensitive areas, and on flat projects. 

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    Dave Jenkins, CPESC,CESCL

    Dave Jenkins recently retired after 22 years at the Port of Seattle as their Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer. Prior to that, he was the first Statewide Erosion Control Coordinator at WSDOT, where he began the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) program. Dave has been a member of the IECA for about 27 years and chapter president for not quite 2 years. Dave is a self proclaimed erosion nerd and has been in the erosion control field for over 29 years.  

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How drones can be utilised to capture environmental data and site current conditions. This allows better project design and stakeholder engagement for better project outcomes.

    Using Drones for Better Gully and Stream Repairs

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    Hosted by the Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association

    This presentation will discuss the implementation of refuge gullies in SEQ, and the use of new technologies to facilitate engagement, design, and monitoring of these projects.  Strategies to improve the hydraulic effect of refuge gullies for improved stream flow and real-world maintenance and management of these systems will be discussed

     

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    Nat Parker (Director)

    Environmental Engineer, RPEQ

    Airborn Insight

    Nat is an environmental engineer and has engaged with hundreds of landholders, many regional councils and various state government agencies to successfully conduct projects for improved land management.  Nat has technical skills in repairing gullies and streams and has a focus on slowing water in the landscape and introducing large woody debris into waterways.  Nat is also an entrepreneur, founding the small drone business, AirBorn Insight in 2015, with the goal of using drones to further environmental management.

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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    Join us for this 2 part series looking at the theory of sediment basin design and the coagulation and flocculation process relating to the treatment of dirty water. This is a mini online version of the popular IECA Australasia Chapter "Get Flocced" workshops.

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    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association and the Australasia Chapter of IECA

    On-Demand: 

    Sediment Basin Design in Australia and the USA

    The Recent Evolution of Sediment Basin Design in Australia:  Presented by Kyle Robson

    In 2018 the Australasian Sector of the International Erosion Control Association published an update to ‘Appendix B – Sediment Basins’ of their Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control (BPESC) document. The revision detailed a significant shift in sediment basin design and operation in Australia to a flow-through approach with the aid of coagulants and flocculants adopted from our New Zealand neighbours across the ditch.

    This webinar will provide an overview on what the changes are, why they have occurred, what this looks like from a design and construction perspective, and where individuals or companies can find resources to help them transition designs to comply with the BPESC document.  Although this session focuses on Australian practices, it may also be beneficial to other regions who could benefit from improved sediment capture approaches that have been adopted for a vast number of years in New Zealand and now in Australia.

    Sediment Basin Design Specifications, Science and Standards in United States of America:  Presented by Jaime Schussler 

    In the U.S., sediment basins are typically employed along the edge of disturbed watersheds to detain stormwater runoff and capture sediment by providing storage to promote gravitational sedimentation thereby reducing offsite sediment discharge.  Sediment basins act as a final opportunity to capture sediment laden discharge prior to leaving the site.  Are our sediment basins designed to handle this sort of load?  The answer- some basins are, and some are not. Design specifications and adequacy vary from state to state.  This presentation will cover a wide range of commonly implemented sediment basin design specifications, sediment basin performance evaluations and science-based design, and recap the recently developed IECA Sediment Basin Design Standard.

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    "Get Flocced" presentation and International Panel Discussion

    "Get Flocced" -  The Coagulation and Flocculation Process for Dirty Water Treatment: Presented by Michael Frankcombe

    International Panel Discussion on Use of Flocculants 

    Panelists: 

    • Michael Frankcombe - Australia
    • Dr Chris Wilcox - New Zealand
    • Rich McLaughlin, Ph.D - USA

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    Credit Hours: 3

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    Kyle Robson

    Managing Director

    Topo

    Kyle is recognised as a specialist and thought leader in the field of erosion and sediment control in Australia and has been involved in some of the largest projects in Australia, as well as policy and industry guideline preparation. Kyle is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and is a past Director of the Australasian Sector of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).

    Jaime Schussler, M.S., CPESC-IT

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Auburn University

    Jaime Schussler is a graduate research assistant at Auburn University under the advisement of Dr. Michael Perez.  Before her doctoral studies, she completed her M.S. in civil, construction, and environmental engineering at Iowa State University and B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University.  Her research focuses on construction stormwater management with projects including field evaluations of erosion and sediment control practices during active highway construction on U.S. 30 in Tama County, IA, post-construction detention practices for the City of Clive, IA, and most currently, evaluation of in-channel sediment basins for the Iowa DOT.  Jaime is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association and sits on the Standards and Practice Committee. Jaime is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control in Training (CPESC-IT) and an Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer.

    Michael Frankcombe

    Environmental Management Specialist

    EMM Consulting

    Michael is an environmental management specialist with more 30 years’ practical experience in the civil construction, mining, and pipeline industries.  He has been a Director of the Australasian Chapter of IECA for approximately 20 years, was President for 14 years and Technical Vice President of R1 prior to Regionalisation for three years.  He is a CPEC (No.1351) and is Co-chair of Technical Committee for Envirocert Int.

    Michael specialises in erosion and sediment control, landform design, rehabilitation, revegetation, natural channel design and water treatment. He is recognised nationally and internationally as a soil conservation specialist. He has presented many papers on erosion and sediment control and rehabilitation in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the USA. He has also presented numerous field days on revegetation practices, creek rehabilitation, erosion and sediment control and turbid water treatment.

    Michael has also provided erosion and sediment control expert witness services to NSW and Qld Government Agencies, Local Governments, private companies and NGO’s and has a track record of developing practical and workable solutions where others fail using quality science to develop informed solutions.

    Richard McLaughlin, Ph.D.

    Raised in Maryland, Dr. McLaughlin attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management. He then studied forestry, soils and soil chemistry at Purdue for his Master's and Ph.D. After 2 years as a post-doctoral researcher at North Carolina State University, he was hired by Ciba-Geigy in Greensboro as a Senior Scientist. After five years of excellent pay and benefits, he returned to NC State in 1993 to conduct applied research and extension education in water pollution prevention. His group has conducted extensive research into improved methods of erosion, sediment, and turbidity control and has trained thousands in standard and advanced practices on construction sites. His Outreach program received the 2010 Education Award from the International Erosion Control Association and his research program received the Applied Research Award from the Soil Science Society of America in 2011.

    Chris Wilcox

    Dr Christopher Wilcox is a senior environmental advisor for HEB construction, a tier 1 construction company in New Zealand where he has been in the earthwork and construction industry for the last 5 years. Chris earned a PhD in chemistry from the University of Auckland in 2019 focussing on antimicrobial polymers, which has very little to do with the role he now finds himself but has allowed him to quickly learn, understand and specialise in the role of water treatment chemicals on site contaminated water and runoff. Day to day he is involved in providing environmental support to HEB’s projects in the Auckland region, including civil and land development projects through to structures such as bridges and large roading infrastructure. Chris enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three young children.

    You will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours for each webinar in this series. A total of 3 Professional Development Hours are available for this program.

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