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  • [Live] IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US

    Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 12:45 PM (MST)

    Join us for the IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US. This event offers four (4) live webinars over four weeks with no cost to IECA members and $45 for nonmembers. This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US.

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    Hosted by the IECA Western Chapter and IECA Region One

    Join us for the IECA Western Virtual Connection: Wildfire Planning and Remediation in the Western US. This event offers three (4) live webinars over four weeks with no cost to IECA members and $45 for nonmembers. This series will focus on wildfire planning and remediation techniques in the Western US. 

    Agenda (all times in Pacific Time): 

    Tuesday, December 8

    11:45AM - 12:45PM

      Erosion Control and Stormwater Contractor Perspective - Installation and Lessons Learned
      Brandon Coppedge and Jay Selby - Selby's Soil | SSEC APEX
      An erosion control/stormwater contractor perspective on installation, long term maintenance concerns including BMPs, site stabilization timelines, rainy season mudslides to the latest specs of wood and tac. This presentation will talk about the transformation of fire jobs in the last ten years. Going from aerial seeding to straw bombs and time and materials BFM with seed. Learn about the problems encountered from site accesses to billing. Photos and video from different fires will be shared. 

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      Session One:
      First Steps Following an Incident of Wildfire: Development of a Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Plan (HAMP)
      Michael Harding - Environmental Scientist
      A pre-fire Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Plan (PREHAMP) should be prepared by any community potentially affected by wildfire.  Once a wildfire is extinguished, the development of a post-fire hazard assessment and mitigation plan (POSTHAMP) is the first step a fire-affected community must take, regardless of whether there is funding available for implementation of the plan.  Both HAMPs are desktop and field assessments that identify the risk and hazard of erosion, sedimentation and flooding that can potentially affect human health and safety, homes and infrastructure.  The HAMPs identify potential and real-time critical areas and prioritizes them according to potential impact for treatment.  In general, actual remediation of the secondary impacts of wildfire appears to occur on less than one percent (1%) of the fire-affected area. 
      Session Two:
      Incident Management CalRecycle Specifications and Procedures 
      Todd Thalhamer, PE, CalRecycle

      This presentation will look emergency erosion control measures in the urban interface from wildfires and review what worked and what did not for the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.  We will discuss why erosion control measures are critical, how to use “erosion control triage,” and review health and safety issues for erosion control crews.  Additionally, we will discuss some proposed changes in the erosion control industry after wildfires.
      Camp Fire; Initial Response Efforts and Emergency Watershed Protective Measures 
      Radley Ott, P.E. M.S., Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Public Works

      The Camp fire in Northern California claimed nearly three times as many lives and structures than any other wildfire in California’s history. The fire took seventeen days to contain, and total damage is estimated to be $17 billion. Environmental impacts from the largest fire in the United States, since the Cloquet fire in 1918, will take months and years to even be realized. The cleanup is estimated to be the biggest debris clean-up since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and debris removal is estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. Radley will be providing an informal presentation on his experiences and activities responding to fire damage and lessons learned to date on the watershed and infrastructure related activities following the Camp Fire. These key activities include integrating large scale abatement and recovery efforts with various local, state and federal entities; implementation of Best Management Practices; addressing heightened risk of physical watershed processes (i.e. rain events); and water quality monitoring. 
      Session Three:
      A Brief History of Post-Fire Assessment on Non-Federal Lands in California 
      Pete Cafferata - Watershed Protection Program Manager, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

      California has a long history of damage from post-fire flooding and debris flows, often denoted as the fire-flood sequence. Post wildfire assessment work has been conducted on non-federal lands in California for more than 60 years. This talk describes how the emphasis has shifted from aerial grass seeding to use of state-led interdisciplinary teams to evaluate fires with potential life-safety and property threats from debris flows, flooding, and rockfall. Using a well-defined screening process that eliminates most fires, this process has been found to be an effective method to notify emergency management agencies of hazards to values-at-risk (e.g., homes, highways, parks). This approach will continue in the future, benefiting from technological advances, improved modeling, and additional monitoring and research.
      Challenges of Post-Wildfire Erosion Control from the Perspective of a Transportation Agency
      Logan Moore - Landscape Architect, DOT District 2

      This presentation will focus on the challenges of post-wildfire erosion control from the perspective of a transportation agency. During the discussion we will look at right of ways and the limits, evaluate working with other public and private agencies, discuss time restrictions due to weather, soil specific strategies and lessons learned from other fire events. This is an engaging conversation that will close out the IECA Western Virtual Connection. 

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      Michael V. Harding

      Environmental Scientist

      Michael V. Harding is an environmental scientist and one of the leading technical experts in the erosion control industry.  A graduate from Purdue University, Michael has over 40 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control both in the United States and overseas.  He designed and supervised the construction of the San Diego State University Soil Erosion Research laboratory and was its Director from 1999 through 2002.  He has contributed significantly to the body of knowledge related to the effectiveness of alternative approaches to erosion control through field and laboratory testing programs. 

      Michael has played a key role in the emergency soil stabilization efforts for more than eighty   wildfire incidents, including the 1991 Oakland firestorm, 1993 Southern California fires, San Diego City/County fires, including the 2003 (Cedar), 2007 (Witch Creek), 2014 (Bernardo Complex) and the 2016 Lilac Fire.  He has provided guidance and expert services for the 2016 Tubbs Fire and the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire. 

      Michael is the former President of the International Erosion Control Association and former Chief of Council for that organization’s International Regional Council.  He is one of the leading technical authors on subjects related to erosion and sediment control, resource management, and post-fire hazard mitigation and his scientific papers and articles have appeared in publications domestically and overseas.  

      Radley Ott, P.E. M.S.

      Assistant Director

      Radley grew up in Central Oregon, and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Biology from Willamette University and earned a M.S. in Civil Engineeringfrom Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  Radley moved to California in 2008 as an Associate Engineer for the Town of Paradise.  He has since worked for Tehama County and in the private sector as a consulting engineer.  In 2016, Radley joined Butte County and in the winter of 2017 became the Assistant Director for the Department of Public Works.  In this capacity, Radley is involved in road maintenance activities, capital projects and recently has become involved in the tree-removal, watershed, and infrastructure response and recovery efforts following the Camp Fire.

      Todd Thalhamer, P.E.

      Area Commander for the Camp Fire Debris Project

      Todd Thalhamer is a registered civil engineer and a senior waste management engineer for CalRecycle.  He has recently retired from El Dorado Hills Fire Department as a Lieutenant after 19 years of service.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from Humboldt State University in 1992. During his 27 years in the waste industry, he has managed many environmental responses, large scale debris operations, and hazardous waste removal projects. One of Todd’s duties during natural disasters is acting as CalRecycle’s Operations Section Chief for debris recovery projects where he has managed the hazardous and solid wastes from over 10,000’s residential and commercial structures destroyed by wildfires.

       Todd just recently completed his duties as the Area Commander and Operations Section Chief for the Camp and Woolsey Incidents where he oversaw the removal of over 12,000 destroyed structures and reviewed over 100,000 soil confirmation samples to ensure the sites met established cleanup goals. During peak operations, over 175 task forces (crews and equipment) from both Northern and Southern California removed on average 140 homes or 40,000 tons of debris per day.

      Logan Moore

      Landscape Associate

      Logan Moore is a Landscape Associate in Caltrans’ District 2 in Redding, CA. His Caltrans career started in 2012 as a Transportation Planner in Sacramento in Headquarters. In 2014 he transitioned to Landscape Architecture as a Landscape Associate in Eureka in District 1. After 13 months of the cold and foggy weather, he moved his family to Redding to 115 degree summers.

       He has a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.   

       In his spare time he battles aphids in his vegetable garden, camps with his family, and paddle boards on the gorgeous Whiskey town Lake. 

      Pete Cafferata

      Watershed Protection Program Manager

      Pete Cafferata is the Watershed Protection Program Manager for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).   He has 39 years of experience providing assistance and technical support in assessing forest watershed scale projects, addressing water quality concerns related to timber harvesting, and evaluating post-fire erosion and flooding impacts.  Mr. Cafferata has assisted with the collection and analysis of statewide water quality-related monitoring data from non-federal timberlands since 1991, and he has participated in the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds study, a cooperative long-term study between the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station and CAL FIRE, since 1982.  Additionally, he provides training on watershed topics to agency personnel and private foresters.   Mr. Cafferata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Forest Engineering (Hydrology) from Oregon State University.  He is a Professional Hydrologist, Registered Professional Forester, and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

      Brandon Coppedge, QSP, CESSWI

      Vice President

      Brandon is the Vice President of SSEC and is a Certified Erosion Control Sediment & Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).  His experience, knowledge, and dedication have been instrumental in the evolution of the erosion and sediment control industry throughout his tenure. Brandon has the managed numerous public and private projects including, dams, interstate construction, levees, bridges, airports, and more.  Additionally, his expertise has led the successful completion of several fire restoration projects including, the Camp fire, Carr fire, Butte Fire, Rim Fire, Lake Fire, Mendocino Fire, Wind Complex Fire, and Clayton Fire.

      Brandon was honored with the Caltrans Gold Award in Partnering for projects greater than $50 million for his role in the Golden State Hwy 99 Rehabilitation Project, and he is up for the award again in 2020. 

      Jay R. Selby

      President

      Jay Selby Jr. has been in the erosion control industry since 1995.  He became President of Selby’s Soil Erosion Control (SSEC) in California and Nevada in 2000, and SSEC APEX in Idaho in 2020.  The SSEC family of companies lead the industry in reliable erosion and sediment control solutions with a reach that spans across the Pacific Northwest. 

      His father was a pioneer in making seed adhere to the side of a cut slope in 1968, and the two of them have been innovating solutions to solve environmental challenges across the country for more than half a century.  SSEC has developed a reputation for swift response to wildfires, dam breaks, oil spills and other disasters including, the Oroville Dam break, the Charlotte Fire, Camp Fire, Santa Rosa Tubbs fire, Angora Fire, Rim Fire, Sleepy Hollow Fire and numerous others.

      Jay is a technical expert and remains on the ground floor of new regulations, laws, and practices.  He and his team remain focused on leading an environmental movement to keep projects productive and profitable without devastating earth’s wildlife and environment by finding new uses for existing resources, adapting equipment, or creating new solutions from scratch.  Additionally, Jay has been instrumental in training erosion control professionals and agencies to help the industry grow and evolve.

      You will receive one (1) Professional Development Hour per class in this Virtual Connection. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is four (4).

      IECA's Group Watch Feature is designed to save you money while still delivering our world class education. The cost is one connection at full price and then each additional connection within your organization is $15. You must be part of the same organization to purchase group watch. To purchase the group watch for your organization, please contact jack@ieca.org.

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    • [Live] Building for the Future – Shifting to a Sustainable and Permanent Vegetated MSE System for Water, Wall, Slope and Erosion Challenges

      Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/03/2020 at 11:00 AM (MST)

      Join us and Trexiana for an insightful and engaging conversation about the benefits of building with a Vegetated MSE Solution as we continue the shift into a carbon neutral future.

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      Thursday, December 3rd | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Central Time 

        Join us and Trexiana for an insightful and engaging conversation about the benefits of building with a Vegetated MSE Solution as we continue the shift into a carbon neutral future. 
        This event offers 1 Professional Development Hour and is free for all to attend. Participants will gain an understanding of the Why’s, What’s and How’s of transitioning into a more innovative, flexible, permanent and environmentally positive alternative for our growing global issues in slope stabilization, erosion control, retention, detention and waterways. A variety of fascinating Flex MSE case studies from North America, the UK and New Zealand will be highlighted. This is a not to be missed event!
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      CEO and President of Trexiana - manufacturer of Flex MSE

      Mike Callewaert, the CEO and President of Trexiana - manufacturer of Flex MSE, is a Geomodular Construction Specialist.  He helps Engineers, Designers and Construction experts update traditional wall system projects with a more sustainable, permanent and cost effective approach. Before founding Trexiana, Mike worked in the fields of Business Consultation, Technical Engineering and IT, helping corporations and start-ups achieve success. Mike now trains and coordinates a brilliant global Team of focused Geomodular gurus including Vegetation, Engineering, and Construction professionals on the FlexMSE system. Mike is a father of three and when he isn't traveling the globe promoting Flex MSE helives and works in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

      At the completion of this course 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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    • [Live] IECA Northeast Virtual Connection: Building a Stronger Site Management Toolbox

      Contains 23 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/17/2020 at 11:30 AM (MST)

      The Northeast Chapter strives to bring together stakeholders interested in protecting the waters and wetlands in New York and the New England states.

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      The Northeast Chapter strives to bring together stakeholders interested in protecting the waters and wetlands in New York and the New England states. While our in-person 2020 event needed to be cancelled, we are pleased to offer an excellent on-line event that features well known regional experts on topics that span the interests of our chapter members. The theme of our three-day event conference is to build a better site management toolbox. The conference begins with a panel discussion on the future vision for our chapter, and the next two days include six live presentations and several on-demand sessions. We also hope you will join in for our Annual Meeting on Thursday so you can learn how to become involved in the Chapter.

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      As indicated below, select live presentations are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Find your State Licensing Board information here on PDHs accepted by your state. All other education sessions are eligible for IECA Professional Development Hours and not part of the RCEP program. For questions on continuing education, please contact Joanna Fetherolf - Director of Education and Events at joanna@ieca.org.

      Agenda (all times in Eastern Time): 

      Tuesday, November 17
        1:30 - 2:30PM |Panel Discussion: A Vision for the Future: The Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association, Moderated by Eric Steinhauser, Sanborn Head; Concord, NH 
        The 2020 pandemic has forced businesses to adopt to changes in managing business communications and in-person meetings. These changes directly impact the mission of professional societies and industry groups like the IECA, making it harder for individual chapters to communicate with and offer valued content to its members and recruit future members. Join in to hear current and past officers of the Northeast Chapter discuss their vision for how the chapter is addressing these issues and striving to be more proactive and relevant to its members and the erosion control industry as a whole.
        1 IECA Professional Development Hour
        Moderator: Eric Steinhauser, Chapter President
        Panelists: Harvey Dickson, Chapter Vice President | Randy Shuey, Past Chapter President | Sandy House, Chapter Secretary | Joe Koziell, Chapter Treasurer                                     
      Wednesday, November 18
        9:00 - 10:00AM | "An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure" - Solar Array Development in New England with Mickey Marcus, CPSWQ, CPESC & Ryan Joyce, CPESC, CESSWI; SWCA Environmental Consultants; Amherst, MA
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        Often solar developments sites lack the proper planning or necessary Best Management Practices to prevent stormwater pollution issues. This beginner to intermediate session will look at positives and negatives examples of solar developments as they relate to site compliance, stabilization and stormwater pollution on sites in New England. 
        10:10 - 11:10AM | How to Design Stormwater Management for Ground Mounted Solar Arrays with Steve Trinkaus, PE, Trinkaus Engineering, LLC; Southbury, CT
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        Large ground mounted solar arrays in New England have been responsible for adverse environmental impacts as result of stormwater from these sites.  The issues involve mistakes during the design phase by professional engineers and well as during the construction phase by the contractors. The result of these errors has been significant erosion of the disturbed soil areas during the construction period which has resulted in sediment reaching downgradient wetlands and watercourses. After development, significant runoff volumes continue to cause adverse impacts on receiving streams as the streams are forced to flow at their nominal depth for extended periods of time.   This condition has caused the morphology of the stream to change by under-cutting the banks and ultimately causing the top of the bank to collapse into the stream.   All the eroded material is then deposited further downstream, thus clogging the gravel substrate of the streams. This presentation will include a review of stormwater design standards for several states with an evaluation of whether the standards work in the field.  The presentation will discuss specific erosion and stormwater management issues which are applicable to ground mounted solar arrays. 
        1:30 - 2:30PM | Erosion and Sediment Control Matters in Green Infrastructure Too! with Robert Woodman, PE, CPESC, ACF Environmental; Gorham, ME
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        We spend hours developing erosion control plans - silt fence, wattles, ECBs, TRMs, RipRap aprons etc - thinking through construction phasing, protecting and stabilizing slopes and outfalls, but do we give the same time and consideration both construction phase and post construction protection of surface green infrastructure BMPs? Surface green infrastructure is subjected to erosive velocities and heavy deposits of sediment - but are we planning for this and how are we protecting surface GI during construction and after construction. This presentation seeks to share some common challenges in construction and also post construction with surface GI and will offer some guidance to listeners on some techniques and processes and collaboration needed to plan and design in a way that addresses these threats. 
      Thursday, November 19 
        9:00 - 10:00AM | Case Studies and Lessons Learned Using Three Dimensional Stabilization with Mike Everhart, E. J. Prescott, Inc.; Gardiner, ME
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        This presentation will cover three case studies, we will review the specific site challenges that were encountered, how we utilized three dimensional stabilization solutions that were specified, and the final results. All three of these case studies will show how three dimensional or cellular confinement was used in different ways for different functions.  The presentation will also examine adjustments made and lessons learned during the long construction process.  As the presenter was directly involved in the project from design to completion, attendees can expect be presented with a first-person view of three challenging sites throughout New England. 
        10:10 - 11:10AM | Sediment Control on Construction Sites with John St. John, CWS, CPESC; Concord, NH
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        This presentation will focus on effective sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) that the presenter has observed while working on the reconstruction of I-93, in southern New Hampshire.  The focus of this presentation will be on: effective sediment control strategies, choosing the best BMPs, and the how and why they work, on construction sites. The presenter will also explain the step-by-step process and formulas he uses to design flocculant treatment systems, based on sound science and engineering principles.
        12:45 - 1:15PM | Northeast IECA Annual Meeting
        Join the IECA Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting to hear an update from the chapter leadership and learn ways to get involved in your local chapter. 
        1:30 - 2:30PM | Innovations in Drainage Technology with Pete Hanrahan, CPESC, Hanrahan Environmental, LLC; Topsham, ME
        This webinar is eligible for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP).
        As a wise veteran contractor once said, “There are only three things I think about when I look at a potential jobsite, and they are drainage, drainage, and drainage!”  This is a topic that was very straightforward in the past. When drainage impacts created problems, we simply disposed of this excess water as rapidly as possible. Innovative approaches to drainage have remolded our response to such issues. Available options today include infiltration, treatment and nutrient removal, trash  separation, passive irrigation and much more. Drainage technology innovations have resulted in a very broad and deep combination of products and practices designed to match site requirements with sustainable practices and positive results. 

      On-Demand Sessions (watch anytime!): 

      Dam or Filter - What's the Difference? with Craig Schultz, American Excelsior Company; Rice Lake WI - 0.5 IECA Professional Development Hours
      Digitize your Stormwater Management Program with Aimee Grove, CloudCompli, Inc.; Aliso Viejo, CA - 1.0 IECA Professional Development Hours


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      Eric Steinhauser, P.E.

      Senior Vice President

      Eric is a Senior Vice President with Sanborn Head in Concord, New Hampshire.  Since earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, he has been involved with the design, permitting, and construction of civil, solid waste, environmental remediation, and geotechnical projects throughout New York, New England, and the mid-Atlantic states.  Eric has published and presented papers, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of engineering topics including innovative uses of geosynthetics, , solid waste facility design and operations, stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control.

       Eric is a licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states, holds professional certifications in erosion and sediment control and stormwater quality.  In 2019 he was appointed to the New Hampshire Waste Management Council.  He is the 2020 President of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion and Sediment Control Association, and serves as the New Hampshire representative.  Eric is also a member of ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, and is a member of the New Hampshire chapters of ASCE and NSPE, and a member of the New York and Northern New England Chapters of SWANA.  

      Steve Trinkaus, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

      Mr. Trinkaus is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Low Impact Development having presented at many ASCE/EWRI international conferences and many other regional conferences and workshops on LID and water quality issues. He was an invited speaker by the Water Resources Agency in Taichung, Taiwan to present a day and half workshop on LID in December of 2011. He also presented two papers at the 2012 ASABE Watershed Technology Conference in Bari, Italy in May 2012. Mr. Trinkaus has written LID Design Manuals for the Towns of Tolland, Plainville, Harwinton and East Granby, Connecticut. He has designed many types of LID treatment systems for a variety of residential and commercial applications. He is chair and primary author of the EWRI LID Guidance Document Task Committee writing a National Guidance document on adopting LID standards and chair of the EWRI Filter Strip/Bioswales Task Committee. Mr. Trinkaus is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and also holds the CPESC and CPSWQ certifications from Envirocert International. He received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management in 1980 from the University of New Hampshire. He has over 30 years experience in the land development field and over 11 years experience designing Low Impact Development treatment systems.

      Robert J Woodman, PE, CPESC

      Region Manager

      Rob graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He spent the first 10 years as design and project engineer for a private engineering consulting firm, gaining experience and expanding his knowledge of the industry on a wide variety of civil and stormwater engineering design projects for private and public sector clients throughout New England. He served ACF as the Senior Engineer for the past 5 years and was recently given the role of Region Manager for New England and New York. He works with engineers and landscape architects from Maine to Maryland solving stormwater related challenges with a series of innovative solutions. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maine and Pennsylvania, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Maine DEP Certified Stormwater Inspector, Master Gardener, and entrepreneur. Rob lives in Gorham, Maine with his wife, Jessi and four children under 12.

      Mickey Marcus, CPSWQ, CPESC

      Director

      Mickey is the past chair of the IECA Northeast Chapter, and previously served on the Executive Board of Envirocert International Storm Water Council. Mickey was also President of the SWS Northeast Chapter, Chair of the Soil and Water Conservation Society New England Chapter, Chair of the New England Chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration, and Board member of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions. Mickey is currently a Director at SWCA Environmental Consultants in Amherst, MA. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist, a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality, and a Certified Profession in Erosion & Sediment Control.

      Mike Everhart

      Eastern Erosion Control & Geo-Product Specialist

      Mike Everhart has worked for EJ Prescott, Inc. since 2009. Mike’s current title is Eastern Erosion Control & Geo-Product Specialist. Since joining EJ Prescott, Mike has spoken at National and Regional conferences as well as numerous Erosion Control workshops and seminars. Also, he has been published in Stormwater Solutions Magazine. Mike is a current member of the NHTOA, NHANRS, and the AGC Environmental Committee of New Hampshire. Mike holds a diploma in Architectural and Civil Technologies, and has over 15 years of experience in grading, drainage, and erosion control design and consulting.

      John St. John, CWS, CPESC

      Senior Environmental Scientist

      Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS) and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), with 25 years in environmental assessment, and stewardship.

      Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC

      Principal

      Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 42 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.

      Mr. Hanrahan has developed and delivered training events throughout his career. From 2008 to the present, he has organized coastal erosion control training events up and down the New England Coast, with multiple events in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Event co-sponsors for these events have included the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Sea Grant, the Rhode Island Coastal Management Council, the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Connecticut College and Connecticut Sea Grant.

      Craig Shultz

      Business Development Manager

      Mr. Craig Shultz is employed by American Excelsior Company - Earth Science Division - Arlington, TX, as the Business Development Manager. Mr. Shultz graduated from the University of Kansas. He has worked on numerous E&S control projects and has experience with rolled erosion controls blankets, Turf Reinforcement Mats, hydraulic mulches, Alternative Daily Landfill Cover and other erosion and sediment control products. He is an active member of ASTM where he serves as the Chairman of Task Group D18.25.08 (Sediment Control). Mr. Shultz participates in the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). In addition, Mr. Shultz is an industry member on the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Technical Committee on Erosion Control Products and Sediment Retention Devices.

      Aimee Grove

      Director of Sales/ Stormwater Specialist

      Aimee Grove is the Director of Sales at CloudCompli. She has combined her 10+ years of cloud-based software experience with her love of the environment to assist companies streamline their stormwater program. CloudCompli’s platforms serves environmental consultants, construction companies, and MS4s nationwide with mobile data collection, automated change response, actionable analytics, IoT integrations and more.

      RCEP

      IECA has been approved as a registered education provider with the Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) program, managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The RCEP Program is a nationwide registry of continuing education providers that have demonstrated adherence to high-quality, effective practices in the development and delivery of professional education activities for engineers and surveyors who are architecture, engineering and construction industry professionals.

      The International Erosion Control Association has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be addressed to RCEP at 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005. Website: RCEP.net. 

      Find your State Licensing Board information here on PDHs accepted by your state. All other education sessions are eligible for IECA Professional Development Hours and not part of the RCEP program. For questions on continuing education, please contact Joanna Fetherolf - Director of Education and Events at joanna@ieca.org

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    • [Live] IECA Mountain States Virtual Connection: Water and Land Protection in the Rockies

      Contains 16 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/10/2020 at 10:00 AM (MST)

      This event offers 6 - one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post-event) and an on-demand presentation. Each event will be presented by a Mountain States industry leader and take a look at the valuable water and land resources throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job.

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      Join us for the IECA Mountain States Virtual Connection: Water and Land Protection in the Rockies. The Mountain States Chapter is focused on the conservation and restoration of soil & water resources throughout the region. While unable to conduct an in-person conference, we have a line up of industry leaders scheduled to presenter over 3 weeks, 6 - one hour live webinars (available on-demand, post-event) and an on-demand presentation. These presentations speak to present challenges while recognizing lessons of the past. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. Seven (7) Professional Development Hours are available. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

      Agenda (all times in Mountain Time): 
      Tuesday, November 10
        10:00 - 11:00AM | The Influence of Erosion on Mesa Verde Water Systems with Kenneth Wright, PE, Wright Water Engineers; Denver, CO
        Reservoir construction by Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde from A.D. 750 to 1180 utilized embankments, natural features, and old-fashioned hydrology to create water storage impoundments. Ken Wright led an interdisciplinary team of engineers, geologists, sedimentation experts, archaeologists, and scientists in the evaluation of four reservoirs and one cistern at what is now Mesa Verde National Park. The team followed the evidence to learn about the knowledge, skills, and history of the early Native Americans. They were successful water harvesters and reservoir builders under difficult conditions because they were good engineers with innate technical knowledge. The sediment evidence left by the reservoir builders tells us about periods of flooding, ancient forest fires, the type and extent of forests, and the prevalence of maize pollen. The team also learned about sedimentation rates and characteristics.

        1:00 - 2:00PM | Section 404 Permitting Overview with Nicholas A Franke, US Army Corps of Engineers
        This training provides an overview of the Corps' Clean Water Act Section 404 permit program. Topics covered include the Nationwide Permit program, application procedures, news about changing aspects of the Corps' jurisdiction, and more. We also cover enforcement and violations of Section 404, as well as common compliance issues encountered by permittees, including sediment and erosion control requirements. This training runs approximately 1 hour, and I usually take questions afterward for about 30 minutes. However, I recognize that you likely have time limitations, and I can modify the presentation as necessary to fit your event.
      Tuesday, November 17
        10:00 - 11:00AM | BMP Implementation in Arid Portions of the Rocky Mountains with Travis Fristad and Jamie Dayton, Braun Intertec Corporation; Minneapolis, MN
        The arid western regions of the Rocky Mountains create a unique set of challenges for stormwater pollution prevention design practitioners, BMP installers, and erosion and sediment control supervisors. Often times best management practices that are installed in the field are not evaluated over several years for the long-term effectiveness and maintenance considerations. This presentation will discuss the unique erosion and sediment control challenges, lessons learned, and BMP solutions on a multi-year project in Wyoming.

        1:00 - 2:00PM | Arid Revegetation Fundamentals via Soil Health & Biotic Soils with Dr. Michael Robeson, PE, Profile Products LLC; Fort Collins, CO
        Successful rehabilitation, reclamation or closure of massive soil and vegetation disturbances in arid environments requires a comprehensive and holistic approach starting with a proper soil foundation. Those overseeing rehabilitation efforts must assimilate five fundamental considerations in order to obtain a successful outcome. Those five fundamentals are: soil testing and evaluation; vegetation selection; erosion control; proper installation; and long-term inspection and maintenance. Healthy soil is a key component of long term erosion control and sustainable vegetation. Healthy soil is the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and microorganisms. Soil health can change as a result of use and management over time. In the context of a typical arid reclamation site, these changes often are detrimental to soil health. One of the biggest ongoing challenges facing the erosion control and revegetation industries is the lack of healthy soil as a starting point on a project, as nearly all arid project sites are stripped down to nutritionally deficient subsoil layers incapable of supporting vegetation. This presentation will provide full details on what constitutes healthy soil in addition to providing comprehensive information about BST’s. Further and more importantly, this presentation will describe the 5 fundamentals as applied on a couple of project sites while trying to understand and determine if BST are actually impacting soil health in arid environments.
      Tuesday, November 24
        10:00 - 11:00AM | Temporary Diversion Methods for Working in Waterways in Colorado with Andrew Earles, Ph.D., PE, CPESC and Jennifer Keyes, CPESC, Wright Water Engineers; Denver, CO
        Construction projects that involve working in waterways are challenging. Water management measures must be designed and implemented to divert water around the construction area to minimize environmental impacts to the stream while still accomplishing the work required for the projects, much of which may be below the ordinary high water line. For large projects on major rivers, common diversion methods include using coffer dams to isolate the work area from the river, and for large projects on smaller (but still significant) perennial streams, coffer dams and temporary diversion channels are effective approaches. For smaller, short duration projects on small streams, however, the efforts and costs of constructing coffer dams or temporary diversion channels may not be justified, and alternative methods are necessary. Many linear utility construction projects fall into this category with relatively small disturbances for stream crossings and short project durations ranging from several days to several weeks. In these cases, and particularly for intermittent or ephemeral streams, working during dry periods is one of the most important stormwater control measures; however, this is not always feasible, and it is still necessary to plan for the potential for storm-driven flows during construction. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges related to temporary diversions for working in waterways. The presentation will discuss methods that are applicable for a range of projects from utility crossings that are completed within a few days to a few weeks to large, long-duration projects, where the entire stream must be diverted around the work area. Criteria from Volume 3 of the Mile High Flood District’s Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual that the presenters helped to develop will be presented and discussed.
        1:00 - 2:00PM | Navigating Compliance when Working in Waterways with Elisabeth Miller, Colorado Water Quality Control Division 
        Projects involving working in and around waterways can be complex for numerous reasons. Understanding the permit regulations associated with environmental compliance should not be one of them. This presentation discusses the role local, state, and federal permit requirements play in executing a successful waterway project in Colorado. Topics include overlapping permit areas, implementing clean water diversions and documentation requirements.
      On-Demand
        Forensic Wetland Delineation and Characterization with Daniel DeJoode, Braun Intertec Corporation; Minneapolis, MN
        What are the implications of poorly designed or implemented erosion control? Water management and sediment affects ecological integrity of down gradient wetlands. Unauthorized runoff in wetlands and streams is a water quality and dredge and fill violation. In addition to fines, the regulatory authority may also require restoration, which could include costs for assessment of sediment, forensic wetland delineation, removal of fill, and mitigation costs for wetland replacement. This presentation will discuss methods for forensic wetland delineation and characterization of the extent and location of unauthorized sedimentation.
        Successful Revegetation Strategies on the Carr Fire with William Agnew, CPESC, M.S., Agnew Environmental Consulting, LLC; Sandy UT  
        Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) applied erosion control best management practices (BMPs) to high severity burned areas following the Carr Fire in Shasta County, CA in 2018. BMP’s included native and rice straw, hydraulic Bonded Fiber Matrix, native perennial and annual seed, slow release fertilizer and mycorrhizae inoculant. Areas were treated soon after the fire was extinguished with treatment efforts beginning the first week of December 2018. The primary goals of the Carr Fire Recovery project was to reduce sediment transport to stream systems associated with the Sacramento River and to protect waterways critical to the Sacramento River Fishery. Following BMP installation and over time, vegetation herbaceous canopy cover and sediment delivery information was collected in a series of monitoring plots/stations established by the WSRCD and Water Quality Control Board. Overall vegetation cover was highest on straw treated areas (91%), followed by hydraulic treatments (74%). Untreated control plots showed the least vegetation cover (33%). Considerable vegetation cover was established following seeding and soil enhancement efforts and significantly reduced the erosion rate on target areas. It was determined by sediment collection, monitoring and testing efforts that nearly 12 times more sediment was transported to downstream location on untreated (control) areas than areas treated with straw, seed, fertilizer and mycorrhizae. Similarly, the sediment collection data reveal a reduction in the rate of erosion over 4 times that of untreated slopes when hydraulically treated. The project was extremely successful in reducing sediment to downstream locations.

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            Kenneth R. Wright, P.E.

            Founder

            Kenneth Wright works at the consulting engineering firm, Wright Water Engineers, Inc. (WWE) of Denver, Colorado, which he founded in 1961. WWE specializes in public works and water resources, with three Colorado offices and a staff of 45. 

            Since 1994, Wright has done extensive research on ancient water works construction and water handling in the southwestern U.S. and at Machu Picchu, Tipon, Moray, and Ollantaytambo in Peru.  This work has earned him six academic awards from Peru’s leading universities, a decoration from Peru’s President, and a joint honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

            Nicholas A Franke

            Wildlife Biologist

            Regulatory project manager for northeastern Colorado. Primary duties include reviewing and processing applications for Department of the Army permits, advising applicants on permit requirements and strategies, and providing jurisdictional determinations when requested. Responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

            Travis Fristed

            Group Manager, Senior Scientist

            Mr. Travis Fristed is a senior scientist with 15+ years of experience in environmental consulting on public and private projects thoughout the central US. 

            Travis is currently the natural resources group manager and a senior scientist for Braun Intertec Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His repsonsibilities at Braun Intertec include project scoping for environmental regulations and compliance, natural resource field studies, environmental review and permitting, and project management.

             Travis graduated from Minnesota State University- Mankato with a degree in aquatic ecology. He is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Wetland Delineator in Minnesota, and certified Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Designer and Site Manager. 

            His professional affiliations include past treasurer and currentmember of the Minnesota Wetland Professionals Association and Director-At-Largefor the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association  of Environmental Professionals.

             Travis’s technical strength lies in interpreting environmentalregulations and planning for projects, with specific expertise in wetland regulationand permitting, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), best managementplan implementation, environmental review, site due-diligence, and uniqueenvironmental work specific to transportation and linear projects.

             Travis enjoys all outdoor activities with an emphaisis on huntingand fishing. During his spare time you’ll find Travis in a boat, hunting on a crispfall day, or exploring a new place with his son and daughter.

            Jamie Dayton

            Staff Scientist

            Mr. Jamie Dayton is a staff scientist with 8 years of experience in environmental consulting on projects thoughout the central US, with an emphasis in Minnesota and the upper mid-west.

            Jamie is currently a staff scientist for Braun Intertec Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His repsonsibilities at Braun Intertec include managing construction and permanent stormwater inspection projects, clients and staff, stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) design, project estimating and proposals, and field work related to the above as needed.

            Jamie graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree environmental studies. He is a registered certified SWPPP Designer and Site Manager, and is currently working on obtaining his CPESC certification.

            Jamie’s strengths lie in construction stormwater inspections, permanent stormwater BMP inspections, interpreting environmental regulation, SWPPP designs, reviews and audits for proper SWPPP implementation.

             In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with his twin boys, wife, and dog. Activites include, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, and general time with extended family.

            Dr. T. Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

            Vice President

            Dr. Andrew Earles is the Vice President of Wright Water Engineers, Inc., a consulting engineering firm based on Denver, Colorado. Andrew has worked for WWE for almost 22 years since completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Stanford University and Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Andrew’s experience with temporary diversion methods dates back to his early years at WWE when he dealt with diversion of snowmelt runoff around West Lake at Copper Mountain during construction of The Village development. Since then, Andrew has developed hydrology and conceptual plans for temporary diversions on many projects and led efforts to update Mile High Flood District criteria on this topic.

            Jennifer Keyes, CPESC

            Water Resource Specialist

            Jennifer Keyes is a water resource specialist for Wright Water Engineers. Jennifer has spent the last 17 years assisting commercial, municipal, industrial and developers with stormwater management associated their construction sites as well as working with municipalities developing their local construction programs and meeting their permit requirements.  With an M.S. in forest hydrology and a B.A. in biology with an emphasis in ecology, Jenn also specializes in regulatory permitting, training in stormwater management, best management practices/ control measures, construction dewatering, bioassessments and water quality issues.  Jenn is a certified CDOT Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).  She is also an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and has previously served on the Mountain States Chapter Board and on several IECA committees.

            Dr. Michael Robeson, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI

            Research & Development Manager

            Dr. Michael D. Robeson, is the Research & Development Manager for Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA. He has 20 years of experience in hydraulics, erosion/sediment control and storm water management. He is currently overseeing the research and development of Profile’s comprehensive line of erosion control, sediment control, turf reinforcement and stormwater treatment devices. Robeson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Hydraulics from Colorado State University. He has been an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) since 1998. He is actively involved in ASTM International committees on Erosion and Sediment Control as well as Geosynthetics. Robeson has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and technical reports.

            Elisabeth Miller

            Environmental Protection Specialist

            Elisabeth Miller is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Colorado Water Quality Control Division. For nearly four years Elisabeth has worked with the division to provide oversight for water quality permits related to construction. This work includes conducting compliance inspections and providing compliance assistance to help industry professionals better understand and navigate permit requirements. Prior to joining the division, Elisabeth received her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Colorado – Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. Originally from New Hampshire, Elisabeth has called Colorado home for over ten years and spends as much time as possible enjoying Colorado’s outdoor recreations like snowboarding, horseback riding and hiking.  

            Daniel DeJoode, PhD

            Senior Scientist

            Daniel DeJoode is a Senior Scientist with Braun Intertec and has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan. He is an ecologist with 25 years of natural science and environmental consulting experience. He has worked with private industry, government agencies and tribal communities to conduct field investigations including wetland delineation, wetland permitting and mitigation, endangered species surveys, and environmental construction monitoring. He is experienced in preparation of environmental review documents such as Environmental Assessments and Environmental Assessment Worksheets. He has completed environmental and permitting projects for a variety of industries including development, mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy. 

            William Agnew, CPESC, M.S.

            William Agnew is the owner of Agnew Environmental Consulting and innovative consulting firm catering to the needs of the seed and erosion control manufacturing industry. William has a BS in Wildlife Biology and MS in Range Management both from Colorado State University. William is a CPESC and is responsible for/contributed to over 25 publication.

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          • [Live] Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies

            Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/01/2020 at 5:00 PM (MST)

            Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies where we will explore the worlds challenges in erosion control and how innovation and collaboration has led to success.

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            Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Challenge Meets Opportunity: Global Erosion Control Case Studies where we will explore the worlds challenges in erosion control and how innovation and collaboration has led to success. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment.

             Attendees can expect to learn:

            • Different approaches to challenging erosion control throughout the world.
            • Regional regulations from around the globe.
            • How people throughout the world are protecting our environment and working to provide communities clean water.

            Agenda 

            Please Note: All sessions will be presented in English. 

            November 2nd | 00:00 UTC Time (convert to your time zone

            Australia and New Zealand

            • [Australia] The Largest Reinforced Earth Embankment in the Southern Hemisphere - Kirsty Dykes
              • The Eton Range, located on the Peak Downs Highway, is a vital route connecting the regional city of Mackay to mining and agricultural areas in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The challenge—and opportunity—was to design and construct a slope stabilisation system that provided a long-term solution for managing the risk associated with landslips in this tropical climate. The Eton Range Realignment Project's (ERRP) Reinforced Earth Embankments (REE) are the largest of their kind in the Southern Hemisphere at 780m long and 45m tall. Fulton Hogan was able to design and build a geotechnically stable 215,000m3 fill embankment in order to widen and stabilise the highway in steep and treacherous rocky terrain, making travel safer for all road users.  The result – a successful and cost effective REE where both the construction materials and methods worked in close harmony with the innovative landscaping.
            • [New Zealand] Erosion and Sediment Control in New Zealand and the Evolution of Sediment Retention Ponds - Michael Parsonson
              • Erosion and sediment control (ESC) in New Zealand has evolved and adapted to local conditions.  Sediment retention ponds (SRPs) are the most efficient device available and have been developed to achieve a balance between treatment efficiency, spatial constraints and rainfall patterns.  We present a brief background to environmental regulation and ESC in New Zealand, as reflected in the current best practice Auckland Council guideline Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines for land Disturbing activities in the Auckland Region (GD05), and then described the learnings derived from monitoring the performance of SRPs on large construction sites.
            • [Australia] Getting Dirty Down Under – The Challenges of Implementing Effective Erosion and Sediment Control in Australia - Michael Frankcombe 
              • Michael’s presentation is on the challenges of erosion and sediment control in Australia. He will provide insight from his 30 plus years’ experience into some of the unique erosion and sediment control challenges resulting from Australia’s highly variable climate and ancient geology including explaining why some of the common BMP’s used in the USA are inappropriate for Australian conditions. He will also detail some of the key and unique BMP’s used in Australia including chemical treatment of dispersive/magnesic soils, soil stabilising polymers, hydraulically applied growth mediums, mineral based biologically activated fertilizers and high efficiency sediment basins.

            November 3rd | 02:00 UTC Time (convert to your time zone

            Asia 

            • [Beijing, China] Ecological Remediation Solutions on Slopes in China - Jia Hu
              • Slopes remediation are very challenge here in China, as in the pass decades, with rapid economic development, we had built miles of miles highway, railway etc and create countless of bare surface on slopes, the slopes with pure sand, the slopes with bare rock  and the slopes with concrete are now all require revegetation. 
            • [Malaysia] Sediment Capture: Effective Site PE-BMPs in Malaysia - Wing Leong 
              • Malaysia being 4° off the Equator, enjoys high rainfall however un-timely storm events over typical laterite soils (high clay content) during construction activities has led to water quality challenges downstream. This session will discuss improving existing sediment pond performances of limited space. Explore the 3 Es of meeting silt trap compliance at minimum site footprint. Finally, this presentation will look at rapid response to turbidity control especially on linear projects. 
            • [Chengdu, China] Integrated Restoration Technology for Disturbed Land Based on an Eco-Friendly Material - Professor Xiang Jun, Pei
              • Geologic hazard and human engineering activities could disturb earth surface and lead to naked hillslopes, in which intensive erosion and ecological degradation would occur. The magnitude of bare lands was sharply increased in China due to the frequent geologic hazards and the large scale construction engineering projects. About 2.73 million km2 of bare lands, that is, 28.6% of China’s land area, was reported suffering severe soil loss due to the steep gradient and low coverage. Among them there are more than 5 million ha of engineered disturbed hillslopes that urgently need to be repaired, and the number is increasing with the speed of 20000-30000 ha/yr. Considering most of the current applying ecology restoration materials cannot enhance both soil strength and soil fertility at the same time, it is difficult to reinforce a disturbed hillslope and restore the vegetation in the long run. Especially in the case of steep hillslopes, effective materials and technologies are still lacked for ecology restoration.

            November 4th | 14:00 UTC Time (convert to your time zone

            Europe and South Africa

            • [South Africa] Soil Reinforced System - M4 Durban - Samantha Naidoo 
              • The Department of Transport together with eThekwini municipality faced a major challenge as periodic heavy rainfall coupled with a burst underground concrete pipe resulted in major erosion of the embankment and partial collapse of the M4 highway. The M4 is a North-South Metropolitan route in Durban, lined by indigenous coastal forest and the ocean is a significant regional artery connecting central CBD to Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast including King Shaka Airport. There was an urgent requirement to develop a solution that would be functional, cost effective, environmentally friendly and timeous. The Department of Transport, Municipal engineers of Coastal and Stormwater, the area-based consultant (Madan Singh and Associates) and the specialist geotechnical engineering consultant (Geosure) – formed a project team with Maccaferri South Africa and the appointed contractors Devru to derive a solution that would meet the necessary requirements in a timeous manner.  The solution was a collaborated team design including the installation of a new high-density polyethylene underground stormwater pipe, with the upper and lower slopes embankment reinforced with a proprietary 70 degree soil reinforced  system, and repair to collapsed road layer works.
            • [England] Soil Erosion Control in the UK: Policies and Practices - Jane Rickson 
              • Soil erosion in the UK is estimated to cost the country £1.7 million per annum. The on-site consequences include losses of productive land, nutrients and soil carbon. However, off-site damages are far higher, including declining water quality, sedimentation of watercourses, flooding and water treatment costs.  Soil protection measures such as erosion control mats, cover crops, grassed waterways and vegetated buffer strips are increasingly used by UK land managers to control erosion.
            • [France]  River Bend Bioengineering in France - Daniel McDonald
              • Unusually intense flooding over recent winters has caused a local river in southwest France to undercut a riverbank supporting a natural gas pipeline (DN 600 / 24"). The initial proposal involved infill with rip rap but the client, a gas network distributor - Terega - opted for a more ecologically sensitive approach. Partly to avoid regulatory hurdles and partly to meet their sustainability objectives. Using weirs to push the river thalweg mid-channel and a mix of live planting techniques, this approach should result in a stable bank with a good riparian cover by 2021. 

            November 5th | 17:00 UTC Time (convert to your time zone)

            Canada, South America, and USA

            • [Canada] Sediment Control and Urban Stream Restoration: A Canadian Case Study - Heather Amirault
              • Stream rehabilitation in degraded systems offers multiple benefits to the natural environment including erosion protection, habitat improvements, and fish passage improvements.  A case study will be presented that describes how one Canadian community is using Stormwater Utility fees to build stream rehabilitation projects that stabilize eroding banks, protect infrastructure, promote the capture of excess sediments, and remove barriers to fish passage and revitalize aquatic communities.  Challenges and solutions to erosion control during construction will also be discussed. 
            • [USA] Re-wilding Streams and Floodplains to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the USA - Greg Jennings
              • This presentation describes the process and outcomes of re-wilding urban streams and floodplains, including daylighting piped streams, stream channel realignment and floodplain reconnection, removal of barriers to aquatic organism passage, in-stream habitat enhancement structures, and planting native riparian vegetation. Stream ecosystem restoration principles are applied to enhance physical, biological, and chemical conditions to set the stream on a trajectory toward improved ecological functions. Objectives include habitat enhancement for aquatic species of concern, enhancing floodplain storage during overbank flows, reducing stormwater impacts, and improving recreational and educational opportunities. Successful restoration projects require multi-disciplinary teams of ecologists, engineers, geomorphologists, and landscape architects to ensure that all objectives are optimized. 
            • [South America] Designing an Erosion Bank Protection Applying Numerical Models - Camisea River, Peru - Gustavo Osvaldo Salerno, CPESC
              • In order to protect a 2 km long right margin of the Camisea River in the Amazonian jungle, Perú, basic studies were undertaken, including a sediment production test and a morphologic numerical model of the river. From them it was concluded that the proposed integral protection system, including groins and local protection works, was the most appropriate solution to get a reasonable level of security for the affected area. The place where the protection system stands is very near to an important Flowline (Gas Pipeline).

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            Michael Frankcombe

            Environmental Management Specialist

            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.

            Michael Parsonson

            Director

            Michael has over 20 years environmental management experience, gained from geotechnical consultancy; consents and compliance, project management and team management roles at the Auckland Regional Council; and as a director of SouthernSkies Environmental Limited since 2005.  He has just completed a three year term as a member of the Board of Directors of IECA Australasia.  Michael’s experience covers the assessment and preparation of regulatory consents and for various activities under regional and district plans; policy and plan development; expert witness services; erosion and sediment control design, auditing and training; development of best practice guidelines; peer reviewing; and environmental and relationship management for various projects.  This breadth of experience in regulatory, technical, planning, political interface, team management and programme management roles assists in the delivery of all his projects.  Michael is a certified independent hearings commissioner with 10 years experience as a decision maker on district and regional planning, infrastructure and construction and discharges.

            Kirsty Dykes

            Senior Environmental Advisor

            Kirsty obtained a Master of Science in Geography the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2012 with a thesis titled ‘Constructed wetlands for nutrient attenuation’ which focused on ameliorating water quality from agricultural runoff in southern New Zealand.

            Upon completion of university Kirsty moved to Australia where she has been working as an environmental advisor across the mining and civil construction sectors for the past 7 years. Currently she is Senior Environmental Advisor at Fulton Hogan Construction, a large civil construction company with Projects across Australia and New Zealand. Her role as an environmental advisor is varied across all aspects of environmental management however erosion and sediment control and associated water quality and management is where her passion lies.

            Kirsty became involved with IECA in 2017 when she was awarded the IECA Young Professional Scholarship and has been working with them since.

            In her spare time Kirsty likes to live an active lifestyle, enjoying hiking, discovering South East Queensland and is a keen traveller, exploring all that Australia and the world has to offer.  

            Jia Hu

            China Representative

            Jia Hu is the lead sales and technical representative of Profile Products LLC in China. She has been involved in the erosion control industry for over 8 years, providing project design and development services, technical recommendations, and onsite support for private and government clients throughout China.  Previously, she worked for 4 years in turfgrass management for the golf industry.

             Jia also has business development, support and oversight responsibilities for Profile’s Clay Products business unit involving golf, sports turf, animal health, and other markets. 

             She was graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management.

            Pei Xiangjun, professor, PhD

            Dean of the College of Ecology and Environment

            Pei Xiangjun, professor(Class 2), PhD,doctoral supervisor, The dean of the College of Ecology and Environment in Chengdu University of Technology. Major in geological hazards assessment, disaster prevention and reduction, and ecological restoration.

            He is the member of Special Committee of Engineering Geology of China Geological Society, the vice-chairman of Special committee of Geology and Exploration of China Society of Hydro-electric Power Generation, member of the special committee of debris flow and Landslide of Chinese Society of Soil and Water Conservation, associate editor of 《Geoenvironmental disaster》, member of International Association for engineering geology and the environment (IAEG),chairman of Special Committee of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of Sichuan Geological Society,

            He devotes himself in geo-hazard and eco-geological environment restoration technology research. Including more than 30 high slope reinforcement in gigantic hydroelectric projects such as Jinping hydropower station, Xiluodu hydropower station. More than 10 geo-hazards prevention and reduction along major traffic projects such as Tianshan highway, and Chengdu-Lanzhou railway. More than 30 geological disaster emergency management such as Wenchuan Earthquake, Jiuzhaigou Earthquake。 More than 10 eco-geological environment restoration in Jiuzhaigou Interest region, Ruoergai grassland, and Tibet Plateau.

            Kwok Wing Leong, PE(Calif), M.ASCE, CISEC, NGICP

            Civil Engineer

            Work experiences include civil engineering design, development & construction supervision, of highway, geosystems on “soft-soil” load support techniques, flexible & sustainable drainage channels “landfill-caps”, water & sewerage systems, park systems & trails, storm water management, river geomorphology, re-directive river training methodology & techniques where rivers “heals-its-own-eroded embankments”, “green” & sustainable river channel protection(following MSMA principles, NFC-UK..)...

            Whilst in Malaysia, established manufacturing facility to reuse palm oil and coconut waste for sustainable slope erosion protection and vegetated riverbank structures, a “green” alternative to hardcore civil works, projects under JPS MSMA program “lead-by-example”.
            Engineer Leong is working on natural streambank protection using “Thalweg” Management techniques that provide a viable alternative to traditional civil engineering and meeting the river’s geomorphologic needs.

            Speaker, trainer (CPESC-past, CESSWI-past), MSMA2(past), CISEC & LDP2M2 and “part-time” researcher with special focus on Best Management Practices BMPs for erosion, sediment control and water quality improvement especially from development and construction sites.
            Research and development of Effective Sediment Containment Systems for Construction Sites at Reduced Site Foot-print for maximum savings of cost to the environment and owner. Applications include PE-BMPs of anionic polymers for Passive and Active Systems (PTS & ATS) with various “hybrids” to custom site requirements.

            Jane Rickson

            Chair in Soil Erosion and Conservation

            Professor Jane Rickson has over 30 years’ experience of research, consultancy and teaching in soil and water engineering, specialising in soil erosion control. Her work has focused on better understanding of soil degradation and how it impacts on the delivery of ecosystems goods and services, including water regulation, environmental protection and carbon storage. Her work is directed at industry, farmers and policy makers. She is also involved in the training and teaching on Masters courses in Land Reclamation and Restoration, Environmental Engineering, and Soil Management, as well as bespoke short courses on soil erosion and conservation. Jane is a Fellow and current Past President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists.

            Daniel McDonald

            Consultant

            Hi, I'm a west coast Canadian now living in France. For the past 15 years I've tried to better understand the processes involved in river erosion, bank stability, habitat rehabilitation and how the construction industry can better integrate BMPs. I work with a small private consultancy that does impact assessments, regulatory permitting, construction supervision, as well as workshops for construction and environmental regulators targeting erosion & sediment control BMPs. This is fairly new in France and is slowly gaining traction. 

            Samantha Naidoo, PE

            Special Projects Manager

            Samantha Naidoo is Professional registered engineering technologist (PR Tech Eng.: Civil) and currently employed at Maccaferri Africa as a Special Projects Manager.

            She started her career at Maccaferri SA as a design engineering technician after graduating from Durban University of Technology.  Samantha is part of numerous organization such as ECSA, MSAICE, GIGSA, IWMSA.Samantha has spent over ten years at her previous company integrally involved in geosynthetic designs. It was her skills in design and project management that catapulted her into running the design departmentCurrently at Maccaferri Africa, Samantha oversees high level designs from conceptual to implementation stage. Samantha is very involved in special projects, to date successfully completing a marketing channel through an e-commerce platform.


            Greg Jennings, PhD, PE

            President, Jennings Environmental PLLC

            Greg Jennings founded Jennings Environmental PLLC following his retirement from the Biological & Agricultural Engineering faculty of North Carolina State University to apply ecological engineering solutions to address environmental challenges. He has provided leadership and technical support for planning, implementation, and evaluation of more than 200 ecosystem assessment and restoration projects in the Southeast. Greg is committed to advancing the science and practice of ecological engineering through collaborations with Universities, government agencies, and practitioners working to solve environmental challenges.

            Heather Amirault

            Water Resources Engineer

            Heather Amirault is a Water Resources Engineer at Stantec Consulting Ltd.  She specializes in the areas of stream rehabilitation using natural channel design and geomorphic principles. Her recent projects include the removal of multiple barriers on Idlewood Creek for fish passage in Kitchener, ON, restoration of Kokanee spawning areas after a large flood in Kelowna, BC, and development of an ESC plan for a gold mine site.  Heather has worked on stream restoration and erosion control projects across Canada. 

            Gustavo Osvaldo Salerno, CPESC

            Fundador y Presidente

            Es Fundador y Presidente del Grupo INMAC, dedicado desde hace mas de 25 años, al diseño, construcción de obras y provisión de Servicios Especializados en Control de Erosión de Suelos, Infraestructura Hidráulica y Recomposición Medioambiental, con presencia regional en Argentina, Perú, Paraguay y Bolivia. Es Fundador y Presidente de la Fundación INMAC, ONG dedicada a la difusión de la problemática de la Erosión de Suelos y el Control de los Sedimentos en Iberoamérica. Ha sido Director Ejecutivo del BOARD de IECA (International Erosion Control Association), por dos períodos - 6 años - siendo actualmente Vice-Presidente del Chapter Iberoamericano. Conferencista sobre soluciones constructivas innovadoras, ambientalmente sustentables, en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, EEUU, España, Guatemala, Italia, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú y Uruguay. Trainner certificado por EnviroCert International Inc., para el dictado del Curso “Certified Profesional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)”. A lo largo de su trayectoria profesional ha recibido varios reconocimientos: Diploma de Honor de la Universidad de Buenos Aires; Premio Industry Professional of the Year, IECA (International Erosion Control Association); New Annual Service Award, EnviroCert International; Sustained Contributor Award, IECA; Premio Security, al Empresario del Año, en el rubro Empresa Constructora Especializada; entre otros.

            To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is six (6).



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          • 2020 Clear Water Alabama

            Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

            Clear Water Alabama began as Red Water Blues in 2004 to provide technology to protect Alabama’s surface waters and related resources during construction activities. The program evolved in 2008 into the current event known today as Clear Water Alabama. The event provides technology in erosion control, sediment control and stormwater management. The 2020 event planned for September at Cullman, Alabama was cancelled and has been replaced by webinars presenting most of the topics planned for the seminar at Cullman. Events (26 since 2004) are provided by the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership and Industry Supporters and this year with co-sponsorship by the IECA and the Alabama Stormwater Association.

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            Clear Water Alabama began as Red Water Blues in 2004 to provide technology to protect Alabama’s surface waters and related resources during construction activities. The program evolved in 2008 into the current event known today as Clear Water Alabama. The event provides technology in erosion control, sediment control and stormwater management. The 2020 event planned for September at Cullman, Alabama was cancelled and has been replaced by webinars presenting most of the topics planned for the seminar at Cullman. Events (26 since 2004) are provided by the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership and Industry Supporters and this year with co-sponsorship by the IECA and the Alabama Stormwater Association.

            This program includes 6 recorded webinars. View all courses below:  

            On-Demand Courses

            On-Demand sessions will be available until January 15th, 2021

              Alabama Stormwater Regulations and Water Quality Update with Jimbo Carlson, PE & Jennifer Haslbauer 
              The Stormwater Update will describe ADEM’s Construction Stormwater and MS4 programs with regard to permitting, compliance and enforcement. It will also give updates on the upcoming renewals of the Construction Stormwater and MS4 General Permits. After almost 40 years since the establishment of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Water Quality program remains an essential component in maintaining and improving the health of Alabama’s surface waters. The quality of Alabama’s surface waters has greatly improved over those 40 years, and the Water Quality program continues to evolve to address water quality issues. This presentation will compare the past water quality of Alabama versus the present and will provide information on current siltation impairments within the state.
              Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Test Facility Update with Wesley Donald, Ph.D., CPESC
              This presentation will discuss recent findings associated with work performed at the Auburn University – Erosion and Sediment Control Test Facility.  Findings will include tests performed on both erosion and sediment control practices and products.  Finally, an overview of the recent AU-ESCTF facility expansion and planned direction for future research and training will be discussed.
              Low Impact Development – Perspectives on Hydrologic & Long-Term Performance with Rob Brown, Ph.D., PE
              Low impact development (LID), or green infrastructure, stormwater management practices are becoming increasingly common as regulations are driving developments to infiltrate and treat the first flush of pollutants from stormwater runoff. LID practices function to restore the predevelopment hydrologic water balance in the landscape by promoting infiltration and evapotranspiration, and they also provide a variety of pollutant removal mechanisms to improve water quality of stormwater runoff. This presentation will discuss the connection between LID and healthy streams from a hydrologic perspective, and will highlight important design considerations from the speaker’s previous research, monitoring, and modeling results. In order to maintain and ensure long-term performance of these practices, a new set of visual-based operation and maintenance (O&M) tools for LID practices, that were developed in collaboration with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be introduced.
              New and Innovative Tools for Erosion and Sediment Control 
              Designing Silt Fence to Address Specific Site Condisions and Storm Events - Michael Perez, Ph.D., CPESC
              Tapping Technology to be More Efficient in the Field - John Curry, PE
              Low Impact Development Handbook for the State of Alabama - Eve Brantley, Ph.D.
              New App for the Field Guide for Erosion and Sediment Control on Construction Sites in Alabama - Ashley Henderson
              Performing CPR on Alabama’s Rivers: Conservation, Protection, and Restoration at Watershed Scale, with Jason Throneberry and Alana Reynolds
              The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Alabama has developed a holistic, watershed-scale approach to achieve long term conservation goals in focal watersheds within the state. This method has proved successful within the Paint Rock Watershed over the past 20 years and is now being implemented in other Strategic Habitat Units (SHUs) in Alabama. TNC’s current priority watersheds include: Paint Rock River, Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, Big Canoe Creek, Cahaba River, and Terrapin Creek Watersheds. The holistic approach is an innovative concept that will serve to improve resiliency in the face of climate change, protect critical habitat, and sustain water resources for generations to come. Using science-based analytical processes, such as the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI) analysis, to identify major contributors of sedimentation within the watershed helps to focus restoration efforts as well as monetary resources. TNC strives to promote freshwater conservation through streambank restoration using natural channel design, reconnecting hydrologic landscapes with their natural floodplains, and directing private landowners to farm bill cost-share opportunities to implement best management practices. The core mechanisms that drive TNC’s conservation objectives include: (1) headwater protection through land acquisition and easements, (2) protection of water quality by restoring and bolstering riparian buffers on public and private lands, (3) on the ground restoration projects that stabilize eroding streambanks and increase overall water quality and instream habitat on public and private lands, and (4) promote public access and recreational use of these rivers to build a river culture where conservation and protection of the water resource is at the forefront.
              Solar Facility Construction Stormwater Challenges and Solutions with Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPMSM, CPESC, CESSWI and Kelly Yates, CPESC
              As utility-scale solar energy has become more cost effective, facility owners, designers, and contractors have expanded their territories into the more irregular terrain and wetter climate of the southeastern United States. The construction of these facilities requires large areas of disturbance. If not properly managed, related construction stormwater runoff can result in negative impacts to the natural environment and take away from the overall positive benefits of the sustainable energy source. In this presentation, two local stormwater professionals with experience in managing construction stormwater at solar facilities will discuss likely stormwater challenges and offer successfully applied approaches and solutions.


            Presented By

            Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Partnership

            Providing Technology for Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioners 


            Supported By

            Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and Partners


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            Register via credit card online by selecting register above and you will be instantly registered for the event. If you need a PO or to pay via check, please email IECA education at education@ieca.org to complete your registration process.

            Jennifer Haslbauer, P.E.

            Chief of the Standards and Planning Section

            Jennifer Haslbauer began her career with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in 2009 as an Environmental Engineering Specialist in the Water Quality Branch. In 2017, she became Chief of the Standards and Planning Section within the Water Quality Branch. Her program responsibilities include Water Quality Standards; 303(d)/305(b) Assessment, Listing, and Reporting; and, 401 Water Quality Certification, as well as providing support, where needed, to other ADEM programs. 

             Ms. Haslbauer is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. 

            Jimbo Carlson, P.E.

            Chief of the Stormwater Management Branch

            Jimbo Carlson began his career with ADEM in 1997 as an environmental engineer in the Department’s Air Pollution Program.  In 2005, Mr. Carlson became Chief of Facilities Engineering Section in the Department’s Hazardous Waste Branch.  In 2008, he headed up the new NPDES Enforcement Section in ADEM’s Water Division.  In 2010, Mr. Carlson returned to the Air Division as the Chief of the Industrial Minerals Section.

             In July of 2019, Mr. Carlson assumed his current position as Chief of the Stormwater Management Branch in the Water Division.  In this role, he is responsible for NPDES permitting of mining activities, construction stormwater, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4).  He is also responsible for compliance and enforcement for the mining and MS4 entities.

             Mr. Carlson graduated from Auburn University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He is a Certified Public Manager and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.

            Alana Reynolds

            Watershed Coordinator

            -    B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on water quality in freshwatersystems, University of Alabama

            -    9 years of experience in natural resources conservation planning, waterquality sampling, mapping and geospatial analyses, stormwater and sedimentationimpact assessments, stream monitoring, and watershed management planning

            -    Rosgen fluvial geomorphology, river stability, and river assessment andmonitoring training – Level 1

            -    Extensive knowledge in freshwater conservation, stream restoration, anderosion control techniques

            -    Extensive experience with landowner engagement, surveying and design, andbest management practice implementation

            Jason Throneberry

            Director of Freshwater Programs

            -    M.S. in Biology with an emphasis on rare species ecology, Tennessee Technological University

            -    12 years of experience in aquatic ecology, ecosystem assessment and restoration, and watershed assessment and restoration

            -    Certified Fisheries Biologist by the American Fisheries Society

            -    Rosgen fluvial geomorphology, river stability, and river assessment and monitoring training – Level 1 - 3

            -    Extensive experience in stream restoration, floodplain re-connection, and riparian forest restoration

            -    Extensive knowledge of stream dynamics and restoration methodology

            -    Extensive knowledge of Rare and Endemic Aquatic Species Ecology

            Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, ENV SP, CPESC, CPMSM, CESSWI

            Vice President - Green Infrastructure Volkert, Inc

            Barry Fagan has nearly 30 years of experience in guiding clients through the intersection of natural and built environments. Barry currently leads a green infrastructure service area for Alabama-based Volkert, where he fulfills his personal mission of helping good people get better at managing stormwater. Barry loves dirt, loves water, and enjoys the challenge of keeping the two separated.

            Kelly A. Yates, CPESC

            Environmental Specialist

            Kelly has almost 20 years’ experience in the field of construction stormwater and has worked in both public and private sector.  Currently she works for Alabama Power Company as an Environmental Specialist in the Southern and Southeastern regions of the state.  She manages the construction stormwater program and is involved with the wetland, biological, and cultural issues.

             Kelly graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a major in Environmental Science and minored in Chemistry and Microbiology.

            Robert Brown, Ph.D., P.E.

            Senior Water Resources Engineer

            Dr. Rob Brown is a Senior Water Resources Engineer and Brunswick Office Manager for Goodwyn Mills and Cawood (GMC) in coastal Georgia.  He has extensive experience monitoring, evaluating, researching, modeling, and designing GI/LID practices, as well as assisting local governments to implement successful green infrastructure projects.  Rob earned his Ph.D. from N.C. State University in 2011 and completed a 4-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Edison, NJ.  Dr. Brown’s research has directly impacted bioretention and LID design guidance nationwide.   

            Wesley Donald, Ph.D.

            Research Fellow IV

            Dr. Wesley Donald is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University.  Dr. Donald received a Bachelors, Masters, 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.  Dr. Donald also provides training in erosion and sediment control technologies to industry practitioners; and is instructing undergraduate and graduate students in Introduction to Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Project Estimating, and Erosion and Sediment Control Technologies in Construction.

            Dr. Eve Brantley

            Professor and Water Resources Extension Specialist

            Eve Brantley is a Professor with the Auburn University Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. She also serves as the Director of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Resource Specialist. Brantley has worked on water education and project implementation at the watershed, river basin, and regional scales. Her work includes educational programming on green infrastructure, watershed planning and connecting people to their local water ways.

            John E. Curry, PE

            President

            John Curry is an Auburn Graduate with a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering  from Auburn University where he specialized in computational modeling.  He is currently the President and Principle Engineer of Hydro, LLC.  His company is a general civil engineering firm that specializes in hydraulics and hydrology.  He has spent his career working in the field of hydraulics and hydrology and developing and seeking out new technologies for use in his field."

            Michael Perez, Ph.D.

            Dr. Michael Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil 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 large-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 - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility.  In addition, he has developed post-construction stormwater management design guidance and tools for the Georgia and Nebraska DOTs.  Dr. Perez has published over 20 journal articles and conference papers and has delivered dozens of technology transfer and continuing education seminars in the construction and post-construction stormwater management field.  He currently serves as the chair of the standards and practices committee for the International Erosion Control Association.  He is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and is an Iowa Certified SWPPP Designer and Inspector.

            To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is six (6).



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          • CISEC USA Online Training: All Four Modules Package

            Contains 5 Product(s)

            This online course will help you prepare for the 3½-hour nationwide CISEC certification exam. It is meant only to be a guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examination since questions exist that can only be answered by gaining field experience.

            This online course will help you prepare for CISEC, Inc.’s 3½-hour nationwide Full certification or its In-Training (IT) exam.  They are meant to be a training guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examinations since questions exist that may only be answered by gaining field experience. 

            CISEC Online Training Package

            Module 1: EPA Rules and Regulations

            The purpose of this module is to ensure inspectors understand EPA and the Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements and how they are applicable to inspections.  Participants will evaluate EPA’s 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) as it applies to inspector duties and obligations.

            Items for this module include (but are not limited to):

            • General Information
              • Clean Water Act
              • EPA Worksheets
            • EPA’s 2017 CGP Inspector Obligations
              • Introduction
              • Stormwater Control Requirements
              • Site Inspection Requirements
              • Corrective Actions Requirements

            Module 2: Background of an Inspector

            In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

            Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

            • Definitions
              • Erosion
              • Sediment
              • Sedimentation
            • General Information
              • Topographic Assessments
              • Hydrology
              • Use of Flocculants
            • Assessing a SWPPP
              • Narrative
              • S&EC Drawings
              • Important Requirements
            • CISEC Code of Ethics

            Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

            This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

            Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

            • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
            • Sediment Control BMPs


              • Barriers
              • Sediment Containment Systems
              • Erosion Control BMPs
              • Limitations
              • Inspection Worksheets
            • Erosion Control BMPs
              • Structural Methods
              • Use of Vegetation
              • Mulches and RECPs
              • Wind Erosion
              • Limitations
              • Inspection Worksheets
            • Hazardous and Waste Material

            Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

            This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

            Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

            • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
            • Assessing Inspection Reports
            • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
              • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
              • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
            • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports

            At the completion of all four modules within this course, you will receive 7 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

            CISEC, Inc.

            USA Office:

            P.O. Box 188
            Parker, CO 80134
            Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
            Fax: 1-303-841-6383
            Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

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              • Non member - $360
              • Professional member - $340
              • Professional Plus member - $340
              • Professional Plus Org member - $340
              • Student member - $340
              • Young Professional member - $340
              • Emeritus member - $340
              • Discounted Professional member - $340
            • More Information
          • CISEC Canada Online Training: All Four Modules Package

            Contains 5 Product(s)

            This online course will help you prepare for the 3½-hour nationwide CISEC certification exam. It is meant only to be a guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examination since questions exist that can only be answered by gaining field experience.

            This online course will help you prepare for CISEC, Inc.’s 3½-hour nationwide Full certification or its “In-Training” exam.  They are meant to be a training guide and CISEC, Inc. does not make any claim that it represents everything covered in the examinations since questions exist that may only be answered by gaining field experience. There are five modules to this course.

            CISEC Canada Online Training Package

            Module 1: Introduction, Regulations and Compliance

            The purpose of this module is to give an introduction to the CISEC and Canadian CISEC (CAN-CIESC) program as well as how construction activities can impact the environment. Additionally, this module will ensure inspectors understand regulatory agencies and applicable legislation as it relates to the protection of aquatic environments. Additionally, it provides information on the potential penalties that exist for non-compliance of construction sites.

            Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

            • Due Diligence
            • Regulatory Requirements: Federal and Provincial (where applicable)
            • Environmental Protection
            • Legal Liability
            • Non-Compliance

            Module 2: Background of an Inspector

            In this module, participants will learn the importance of what is recommended for an inspector's background and how this will help them keep a site in compliance with EPA requirements. An important topic covered with be an inspector’s assessment of a SWPPP.  In addition, participants will see how assessing past experiences will improve the inspection process.

            Items for this Module will include (but not limited to):

            • Definitions
              • Erosion
              • Sediment
              • Sedimentation
            • General Information
              • Topographic Assessments
              • Hydrology
              • Use of Flocculants
            • Assessing a SWPPP
              • Narrative
              • S&EC Drawings
              • Important Requirements
            • CISEC Code of Ethics

            Module 3: Inspecting BMPs

            This module will provide the necessary tools for inspecting BMPs found on land development, vertical/big box construction, and linear projects. Participants will learn about inspecting installed sediment and erosion control measures, whether the BMPs are functioning in a correct manner, and assess BMP limitations. In addition, information will be provided on inspecting storage areas where potential pollution problems may occur and assessing whether new BMPs need to be added or whether existing structures can be removed.

            Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

            • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports
            • Sediment Control BMPs
              • Barriers
              • Sediment Containment Systems
              • Erosion Control BMPs
              • Limitations
              • Inspection Worksheets
            • Erosion Control BMPs
              • Structural Methods
              • Use of Vegetation
              • Mulches and RECPs
              • Wind Erosion
              • Limitations
              • Inspection Worksheets
            • Hazardous and Waste Material

            Module 4: Conducting Construction Site Inspections

            This module covers the basic duties of an inspector by conducting a “virtual” tour of a construction site. Participants will reinforce their role and responsibilities as inspectors to meet EPA Phase I and Phase II requirements. The module will include “hands-on” exercises on documenting, communicating, reading SWPPPs and S&EC plans, writing reports, interacting with fellow participants, and assessing what to look for on a construction site.

            Items for this Module will include (but are not limited to):

            • Inspection Requirements and Responsibilities
            • Assessing Inspection Reports
            • Conducting “Virtual Tour” Site Inspections:
              • Before Construction and During Grading Conditions
              • During Construction and After Construction Conditions
            • Writing Inspection and Corrective Action Reports


            Payment in Canadian Dollars

            IECA Member Rate: $450 CAD
            Nonmember Rate: $475CAD

            To pay for CISEC Training or the Exam in Canadian Dollars, please contact Jack Cuneo - 303 468 2232 or email at jack@ieca.org to request a call. Calls for payment will be returned between 9AM and 3PM Mountain Time, Monday to Friday, except holidays. We can not accept payment information via email. You can pay online anytime and in US dollars for automatic registration. 

            At the completion of all four modules within this course, you will receive 8.5 Professional Development Hours of credit. For any questions on continuing education credit, please contact IECA Education at education@ieca.org

            CISEC, Inc.

            Canadian Office:

            Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
            101 Exchange Ave.
            Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6
            Phone: 416-661-6600, ext. 5293
            Email: victoria.kring@trca.ca

            USA Office:

            P.O. Box 188
            Parker, CO 80134
            Main Phone: 1-720-235-2783
            Fax: 1-303-841-6383
            Email:  contactus@cisecinc.org

            • Register
              • Non member - $360
              • Professional member - $340
              • Professional Plus member - $340
              • Professional Plus Org member - $340
              • Student member - $340
              • Young Professional member - $340
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          • IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality & Stormwater Management

            Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

            Hosted by the IECA South Central Chapter and IECA Region One, he IECA South Central Virtual Connection offers 4 - one hour on-demand webinars. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers.

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            Hosted by the IECA South Central Chapter and IECA Region One 

            The IECA South Central Virtual Connection: Water Quality and Stormwater Management offers 4 - one hour on-demand webinars with presentations within the South Central Region: Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. Each event is presented by a South Central industry leader and take a look at different stormwater management and water quality throughout the region. Industry professionals will leave this event with practical knowledge that can be applied to their job. This event is free to members and low cost for nonmembers. 

            On-Demand Courses: 

              [Oklahoma] Stormwater Erosion Control Enforcement Styles; John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart with Tom Tolbert
              This presentation will discuss the changes to erosion control, stormwater management and enforcement for municipalities.
              [Arkansas] Keeping Runoff Prevention Important Even During a Pandemic with Patricia Ouei
              While new construction continued to happen during this last year, getting in front of people for training and education was challenging. Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education found ways to collect data from the general public and move a contractor education program online to continue reaching the growing population. From whisker demonstrations to drain markers to surveys with prizes, stormwater education and erosion/pollution prevention moved forward. The presentation will highlight the data collected and lessons learned while conducting programs during a pandemic.
              Vegetated Slope & Channel Stabilization with John Moss
              Effective erosion control on slopes can be illusive. While there can be significant challenges, it can be achieved when certain steps are employed based on specific circumstances. This session will focus on effective methods to establish sustainable vegetation on slopes and in channels, even in depleted soils, on steep slopes, or in channels with higher water velocities. Using a comprehensive approach, green solutions can replace certain hard armor systems and achieve a more environmentally friendly result.
              [Texas] LID Solutions in San Antonio, TX from Nefi Garza
              In a semi-arid environment, and in flash flood alley, sustainable practices, such as Low Impact development is not like the rest of the country. City of San Antonio has explored various techniques to find solutions that work in our environment. This presentation provides our lessons learned and presents our future steps for sustainable practices in San Antonio.

            Course Level: All

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            Thomas Tolbert

            Stormwater Management Water Quality

            Educated as a geologist who spent much of the late 70s and early 80s as an independent geologist in shallow oil & gas exploration in Oklahoma, Kansas. As the oil bust of the 80s progressed I became more involved with environmental work, first in petroleum and later in Phase I audits for the cellular tower systems. I have spent thirty years in the environmental industry, the last twenty in municipal stormwater and stormwater quality working for Broken Arrow what was a small suburban community on the outskirts of Tulsa.  This small community is now the third or fourth largest (I think Norman counts students at OU) city in Oklahoma. I am the current board chair of the Tulsa County Conservation District, as well as sitting on the board of the Southcentral Chapter of International Erosion Control Association as the Oklahoma representative 

            Trish Ouei

            Urban Stormwater Educator

            Trish Ouei is an urban stormwater educator at the Benton County Cooperative Extension Service under the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.  Trish has a BS in Health Education and a Masters in Educational Technologies.  She has severed on many boards throughout her career including statewide boards such as the Society for Public Health Education and the Arkansas Environmental Education Association.  Her career allows her to not only look at water quality from a runoff management side, but with a public health eye and as part of solid waste management.  She co-authored the LakeSmart Training Manual and Evaluation Materials, which received the state, regional, and national award for best training manual by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and has received the Ginger Tatom Water Quality Professional award for Arkansas.

            John Moss

            Director, Construction EcoServices

            John Moss has been associated with storm water pollutionprevention compliance in the commercial construction industry since 2003. Mr.Moss has overseen turnkey compliance services for over 2000 projects insoutheast Texas. He has participated in the implementation of many innovativeBest Management Practices to achieve high levels of compliance in complexsituations, and has “value engineered” solutions for storm water qualityfeatures such as underground detention and pond slope stabilization. Based inHouston, Texas, Construction EcoServices pioneered the model for turnkey SWPPP complianceservices in the State of Texas and manages storm water quality on hundreds ofcommercial construction projects each year. The company is also deeply involvedin providing leading edge solutions for post construction storm water qualitytreatment, water harvesting and erosion control.

            Nefi Garza

            Assistant Director of Public Works

            Born and raised in San Antonio, Nefi Garza has worked for both public and private industries. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Beginning his career with private engineering firms, Nefi learned hydrology and hydraulics from great mentors and became a licensed Professional Engineer.

            Nefi joined the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) in 2002, where he was involved with major projects such as the Bexar County Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) update. After nine years at SARA, Nefi joined the City of San Antonio and spent three years with in the Department of Public Works. 

            Nefi returned to the private sector in 2012 and worked there for over four years, establishing a successful hydrology and hydraulics practice.

            Nefi returned to the City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department in 2017, where he currently serves as Assistant Director of Public works and oversees the Storm Water Division.

            Nefi, his wife Maria, and his son Samuel reside in San Antonio. They enjoy camping, hiking, and activities at church and are particularly proud of their family accomplishment of climbing the highest peak in Texas.

            To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is four (4).



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          • Técnicas Constructivas Sustentables

            Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

            En nuestros días, especialmente en lugares altamente sensibles desde el punto de vista ambiental y social (como la Selva), existe una fuerte disputa entre los adeptos al desarrollo de actividades productivas versus aquellos que consideran que la mayoría de estos procesos dañan el medio de forma irreversible.

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            En nuestros días, especialmente en lugares altamente sensibles desde el punto de vista ambiental y social (como la Selva), existe una fuerte disputa entre los adeptos al desarrollo de actividades productivas versus aquellos que consideran que la mayoría de estos procesos dañan el medio de forma irreversible. La buena noticia es que en la actualidad existen técnicas constructivas que no sólo permiten minimizar el impacto negativo de las actividades productivas sobre el ambiente sino que además mejoran la relación costo-beneficio de los proyectos donde se las utiliza.


            En la Conferencia se desarrollarán conceptos constructivos como los del Gasoducto Verde o Green R.O.W., aplicados exitosamente en numerosos casos en la selva amazónica, se expondrán las experiencias en la construcción de Plataformas Sustentables como así también se mostrarán innovadoras técnicas aplicadas a la Gestión Sustentable de los Servicios de Mantenimiento de Ductos.

            Todo lo anterior se complementará con una breve descripción de los software específicos disponibles en la materia, que ayudan a complementar la correcta implementación de las técnicas constructivas sustentables antes descriptas. Finalmente se hará una mención de las actividades de difusión que lleva a cabo la Fundación INMAC, junto con el alcance y misión que tiene la International Erosion Control Association (IECA) y su Chapter Iberoamericano.

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            Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, PE

            • Master Business Administration, Universidad Austral (IAE).
            • Ingeniero Civil, Universidad de Buenos Aires, recibido con Diploma de Honor.
            • Recibió Medalla de Oro y Diploma de Honor por su desempeño académico del Consejo Profesional de Ingeniería Civil.
            • Global Inmersion Program, Harvard Business School, Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA) y Wharton School of Business.
            • Certified Profesional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), EnviroCert International Inc., EE UU.
            • Maestro Mayor de Obras, ENET Nº 9 Ing Luis Augusto Huergo, recibido con Medalla de Oro y Diploma de Honor.
            • Es Fundador y Presidente de INMAC SA, INMAC PERU SAC e INMACBOL SRL, grupo constructor regional dedicado al Proyecto, Ejecución y Mantenimiento de Obras y Servicios.
            • Presidente de la Fundación INMAC, ONG dedicada a la difusión de la problemática de la Erosión y el Control de los Sedimentos.
            • Director del BOARD de la IECA (International Erosion Control Association), período 2012-2018
            • Presidente del Capítulo Iberoamericano de la IECA (International Erosion Control Association), período 2006-2009.
            • Vicepresidente del Capítulo Iberoamericano de la IECA (International Erosion Control Association).
            • Presidente del Comité Organizador del “III Congreso Iberoamericano de Control de Erosión y Sedimentos”, Buenos Aires, Agosto de 2006, inaugurado por el Vicepresidente de la Nación Argentina.
            • Conferencista sobre soluciones innovadoras ambientalmente sustentables en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, EE UU, España, Guatemala, Italia, México, Panamá, Perú y Uruguay.
            • Ex jefe de Trabajos Prácticos de Hidráulica General de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
            • Recibió Diploma de Honor de la Municipalidad de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, República Argentina.
            • Recibió Medalla de Oro y Diploma de Honor de la Fundación Ing. Luis Augusto Huergo.
            • Nominado por la Academia Nacional de Ingeniería al Premio Ing. Antonio Marín, Año 2004.
            • Premio Industry Professional of the Year, IECA(International Erosion Control Association), año 2009, Dallas, EE UU.
            • Premio Security, al Empresario del Año 2014, en el rubro Empresa Constructora Especializada, República Argentina.
            • Premio Sustained Contributor, IECA (International Erosion Control Association), año 2017, Long Beach, EE UU.


            Este seminario web vale una (1) hora de desarrollo profesional.



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