Catalog Advanced Search

Search by Categories
Search in Packages
Search by Format
Search by Type
Search by Date Range
Products are filtered by different dates, depending on the combination of live and on-demand components that they contain, and on whether any live components are over or not.
Start
End
Search by Keyword
Sort By
  • IECA Western Virtual Connection: Stormwater Compliance on Construction Sites Through Teamwork

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 12:45 PM (MDT)

    Calling all stormwater professionals – envision the future of stormwater compliance as a cooperative team effort involving contractors, owners, agencies, and consultants to promote practical stormwater management programs on construction sites.

    image

    Hosted by the IECA Western Chapter and the International Erosion Control Association

    Thursday, May 20th | 11:45AM - 1:30PM Pacific Time

    Calling all stormwater professionals – envision the future of stormwater compliance as a cooperative team effort involving contractors, owners, agencies, and consultants to promote practical stormwater management programs on construction sites. This panel presentation will demonstrate how stormwater compliance can be accomplished on any construction site by incorporating a few inexpensive management strategies and organizational tools. Our panel, consisting of agency inspectors, and private sector stormwater consultants will demonstrate how to incorporate the different perspectives into an agency friendly, stormwater management program that is easy to implement and maintain; ensuring the stormwater management program runs smoothly throughout the life of a project.

    Program Learning Objectives– To adopt a teamwork approach to stormwater management on your site to foster a smooth and concerted relationship between all parties involved. The panel discusses the concepts below to accomplish this productive goal:
  • Incorporate stormwater management from pre-planning through post-construction.
  • Plan and budget for the project SWPPP requirements during the pre-construction process.
  • Learn how to focus BMP strategies on the big-ticket items that attract negative enforcement attention.
  • Creating an organized and comprehensive onsite stormwater compliance center for ease of document management and to demonstrate knowledge of the required document maintenance.

In addition, we will be discussing communication do’s and don’ts between agency inspectors and contractors onsite, while posing questions to the audience and getting feedback from the different panel members on how to promote positive communication and relationships.


Notice
: After you register for this event, be sure to 'add to calendar' either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 


View Event Sponsor Opportunities Here!

Erika Horn, CESSWI

Senior Stormwater Compliance Manager

KCM Group

Kim Aldrich CPESC, QSD/QSP

Regional Environmental Manager

LENNAR

Carrie L. Stowers CEM, CESSWI, LEED AP

Managing Principal-Stowers Stormwater Compliance

Private Sector

Michael Simmons, P.E

Sormwater Compliance & Enforcement Manager

NDOT

Michael Simmons is a Stormwater Compliance Manager who has partnered with internal and external stakeholders to successfully blend construction and maintenance operations with stormwater compliance.  After spending nearly two decades working in geotechnical consulting, materials testing, and construction engineering, Michael knows the importance of providing, operating, and preserving a transportation system that enhances safety, quality of life and economic development through innovation, environmental stewardship, and a dedicated workforce.

Michael is part of the development of the Nevada Department of Transportation stormwater program recognized as a national leader in transportation agency stormwater management programs. 

As part of a management engineering program, Michael holds a BA in management from Claremont McKenna College and BS in civil engineering from the University of Southern California and is a registered professional Engineer in the State of Nevada.  

Kathryn Dotchin

Stormwater Compliance Inspector

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection-Bureau of Water Pollution Control

This webinar is worth one and a half (1.5) Professional Development Hours. 

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.

  • Register
    • Non member - $25
    • Professional member - Free!
    • Professional Plus member - Free!
    • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
    • Student member - Free!
    • Young Professional member - Free!
    • Emeritus member - Free!
    • Discounted Professional member - Free!
    • Australasia Member - Free!
  • More Information
  • The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/05/2021 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management where we will focus on the role of the contractor in the implementation of stormwater management. This three-part series will examine the why in stormwater management, what to look for in the field before the inspector arrives, alternatives to the basics, and achieving stabilization early on a project site.

    image

    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management where we will focus on the role of the contractor in the implementation of stormwater management. This four-part series will examine the why in stormwater management, what to look for in the field to stay in compliance while protecting soil and water resources, alternatives to the basics, and achieving stabilization early on a project site. This event offers four (4) live webinars with 4 hours of available Professional Development Hours. No cost for IECA members and $50 USD for nonmembers.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of coastal erosion, while working to care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    1. About Stormwater Management regulations, the why behind what needs to be done on-site.
    2. Evaluate the basic BMPs and discuss what alternatives might be more effective
    3. How to achieve field compliance before the inspector shows up.
    4. To understand why you should consider implementing BMPs early in the job site to achieve stabilization early.

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    Stormwater Regulations: What You Need to Know
    Meghan Litsey, WSB Engineering

    Are your construction sites covered? Understand the stormwater rules, risks, and ramifications that could impact your construction projects. This session will review the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Stormwater (CSW) Permit requirements and the why behind them. Explore challenges to expect for your construction site and some simple steps for managing a compliant site.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    Managing Onsite Construction Stormwater Compliance
    Sonny Johns, Cardinal Strategies and Dylan Drudul, City of Rockville

    Learn from field experts on how to manage your construction sites stormwater by implementing BMP's best suited for your project. Presenters will also discuss common missteps and issues that arise in the field and how to address them. This presentation is geared towards the novice construction site manager.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    Practical Implementation of BMP’s
    Rob Stangler, T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:00AM Sydney Time
    The Compliance Value of Early BMPs and Stabilization
    Jonathan Dearth and Don Elly, Allan Myers

    Planning to implement critical BMPs early in your project, combined with prompt stabilization of areas of disturbance, is the single most effective approach to minimize sediment leaving your site limits of disturbance. This course reviews typical preconstruction/ predevelopment conditions, initial BMP installation and stabilization measures, and the importance of erosion & sediment control. Users will learn about full utilization of E&S plans, specifications for BMPs and stabilization, and time of year scenarios for temporary and permanent seeding. Best practices for installation, stabilization, and maintenance will also be reviewed. This course comes with a lifetime guarantee that using these principals will drive stormwater compliance on your projects from good to great!

    Material presented during this webinar series is intended to be non-state specific and non-proprietary in nature.  Users are advised to seek their federal, state and local level regulations that pertain to Erosion and Sediment Control as well as Stormwater compliance. 

     Notice: After you register for this event, be sure to 'add to calendar' either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 

    Hosted by

    image

           

    Meghan Litsey, CPESC

    Director of Environmental Compliance

    WSB Engineers

    Meghan Litsey has been involved in the stormwater and erosion control industry for ten years. She joined the Environmental Compliance group at WSB in 2014 and specializes in NPDES permitting and environmental compliance for MS4s and construction activities. In her current role at WSB, Meghan supports municipalities in the administration of their MS4 SWPPPs and performs as an environmental compliance manager on complex construction projects. Her specialties include training, SWPPP development, site inspections, and audit compliance. Meghan is a CPESC and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

    Dylan Drudul, CPESC

    Senior Sediment & Erosion Inspector

    City of Rockville

    Dylan has been in the stormwater management, NPDES complianceand water quality regulation industry for the past 8 years. He hasbeen a member of IECA since 2012 (26 years old)and has attended andexhibited at most of the IECA Annual Conferences since then. His extensiveknowledge of erosion & sediment control, stream restoration techniques anddesign, stormwater management and green infrastructure is vast and has been anasset not only to the industry but IECA as an organization.

    Dylan is a graduate ofSlippery Rock University (SRU) and holds a bachelor’s degree in EnvironmentalGeoscience. During his time at SRU he performed field research inthe South Dakota Badlands (July-August 2006), was an active part ofthe Geological Society of America, Regional and National (2005-2009),Pittsburgh Geological Society (2005-2009) and the EnvironmentalGeology Club (2005-2009). 

    Sonny Johns, CPESC, CISEC, CESSSWI

    Senior Stormwater Specialist

    Cardinal Strategies

    Sonny has been a member of IECA since 2011 and is the President of the South Central Chapter of IECA.  He is originally from New Orleans, LA. His career started in the oil and gas industry before transitioning to the environmental field. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Management and an M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health - Environmental Management both from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL.  Sonny is a CPESC, CISEC, CESSSWI, and a Registered Environmental Professional.  

    Rob Stangler

    Chief Operation Officer

    T. A. Schifsky & Son’s, Inc.

    I started in the field as a laborer, truck driver, and operator building various civil projects from rainwater gardens, driveways to streets.  I then moved on to be a general superintendent of our asphalt and earthwork crews. Currently I am the acting Chief Operation Officer and have been the Chief Operation Offer at T. A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc. for the past 16 years. I oversee our construction and estimating departments. I also do the hiring for all positions. My goal is to be an industry leader in highway heavy construction company through communicating the best practices in all aspects of our industry. I have done several lunch and lean seminars with Minnesota Asphalt and Paving Association on permeable pavements. I was very fortunate to weigh in on the MIDS permeable pavement committee at the MPCA. The various committees helped write the MIDS standards. I have truly enjoyed working with our local industry peers who represent the watersheds in our area. 

    Don Elly, CPESC, CISEC

    VP, Environmental

    Allan Myers

    Don’s career includes over 30 years of Operations leadership, including P&L and overall Stormwater Compliance responsibility, in multiple Construction Industry sectors (Energy, Commercial, Residential, Heavy Highway). Most recently, he assumed the leadership role for Environmental Compliance at Allan Myers, the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Heavy Highway Contractor and Aggregate and Asphalt supplier. Don serves on the Boards of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy and ACE Mentor Greater Philadelphia, loves to fish, and resides with his wife of 36 years, near to his children and 6 grandchildren, in Southeast Pennsylvania.

    Jonathan Dearth, CPESC, CISEC

    Virginia Region Environmental Manager

    Allan Myers

    Jonathan Dearth, CPESC, CISEC, has been an industryprofessional since 2004 and has worked as a NPDES Consultant, Inspector,Instructor, and Environmental Manager in many facets of construction such asOverhead and Underground Power Transmission, DOT/Highway, Residential andCommercial Development, and Heavy Civil Construction. Since 2015 Jon has workedfor Allan Myers as the Virginia Region Environmental Manager at various constructionprojects, asphalt plants and other fixed facilities across the state and isinvolved with permitting, compliance, and environmental technical support atthese locations.   

    You will receive Professional Development Hours 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.

    • Register
      • Non member - $50
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/21/2021 at 3:00 PM (MDT)

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining where we will explore some of the environmental challenges of mining. This three-part series will examine how we can invest in environmental management in mining. The series will close with a panel discussion between industry leaders. This series will feature three webinars and a panel discussion.

    image

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining where we will explore some of the environmental challenges of mining. This three-part series will examine how we can invest in environmental management in mining. The series will close with a panel discussion between industry leaders.  This series will feature three webinars and a panel discussion.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle mining, while working to provide clean water, healthy soil, and care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    • 1) Different approaches to water management.
    • 2) Examples of soil protection.
    • 3) How to improve community relationships and investment in the environment during mining activity.
    • 4) The concepts behind successful mine reclamation.

    Webinar Series Agenda

    On-Demand
    Leave it Looking Better Than How You Found it!
    Blaine Serrin, Kyle Fend and Sam Field - Perpetua Resources

    How Perpetua Resources has conducted a decade of mineral exploration and scientific studies in the most environmentally friendly way possible while navigating an historically-mined site laden with legacy mining issues.


    Tuesday, April 20th | 3:00 - 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Wednesday, April 21th | 7:00 - 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Pre-Mine Analysis and Soil Reconstruction Protocols to Optimize Reclamation Success
    W. Lee Daniels - Thomas B. Hutcheson Professor of Environmental Soil Science, Virginia Tech

    Stabilization and revegetation of mining sites is frequently limited by adverse mine soil chemical and physical properties.  This seminar will cover essential pre-mining analyses, active mine operating procedures, and soil landform reconstruction protocols that are essential to ensure revegetation success and protect local water quality. Examples will include Appalachian coal mines returned to hayland/pasture and native forests, revegetation of highly acidic coal processing wastes, and return of Coastal Plain mineral sands (Ti and Zr) mines to productive row cropping systems.


    Wednesday, April 21st | 3:00 - 4:30PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, April 22th | 7:00 - 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Techniques for Interim Stabilization of Mine Spoils until Permanent Revegetation can be Achieved
    Michael Frankcombe - National Technical Leader Land, Water and Rehabilitation

    The design of mining waste landforms rarely considers erosional stability landforms in the interim period landform shaping top soiling and final revegetation. The lack of suitable erosion protection during this time can result in the loss of valuable topsoil, expensive rework and offsite pollution. This presentation discusses a range of temporary and permanent stabilization techniques used in Australia to mitigate this risk.

    Wasteland to Wetland: The Urunga Antimony Processing Plant Remediation
    Clayton Colmer - New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service

    In the early 1970’s, a mining company established a processing facility on the foreshore of a freshwater wetland near the coastal village of Urunga, NSW. The facility known and the Antimony Processing Plant, crushed and leached antimony and gold from stibnite ore sourced from Wild Cattle Creek 2 hours truck haul away. The tailings were deposited in the wetland with little scrutiny which was common during this period of mining history. Over the next 40 years, the tailings leached antimony, arsenic, mercury, lead and processing agents like cyanide and cresylic acid into the paperbark forested wetland resulting in a 4 ha impacted area of dead trees and contaminated sediments. Leached contaminants and sediments also made their way through the wetland into the Urunga Lagoon estuary and Kalang River, a popular spot for fishing and swimming for tourists and children. The NSW government eventually applied a remediation order to the site and the $10M clean-up process began in 2015, taking 2 years to complete. The project was highly challenging and extremely constrained environmentally, and hence required much innovation and technology to achieve the successful long term containment of 36,400 tonnes of contaminated material without adverse impact to the environment and the community. The site has been returned to the public as a parkland with an iconic elevated boardwalk spanning the wetland and the reestablishment of several endangered ecological communities. It won the construction industries prestigious ‘Earth Award’ in 2017 at the state level.

    A Blueprint of Rehabilitating Success
    Rob Loch, BAgrSc, BA, PhD, CPSS - Principal Consultant, Landloch Pty Ltd

    Rob Loch has been involved in mine rehabilitation assessment and design both across Australia and internationally since the late 1980’s. His presentation will focus on the key principles for design of successful rehabilitation across a wide range of material properties and environments, and will provide several case studies of the successful application of a soundly-based scientific approach to achieve practical and sustainable outcomes. A key message is that even when the same planning process is followed, the designs applied will (and should) vary widely.


    Thursday, April 22nd | 3:00 - 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Friday, April 23th | 7:00 - 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining - Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Nicky Araujo, IECA Board of Director - President


    Credit Information

    One (4.5) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $50 USD


    Sponsored by:

    Platinum
    image

    Daily 

    image

    Hosted by

    image

       

    Registration Information: 

    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.


    View Event Sponsor Opportunities Here!

    Blaine Serrin

    Site Environmental Geologist

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Blaine began working for Perpetua Resources in 2012 soon after getting his Bachelor’s in Geology from Central Washington University. He was a part of the initial field exploration and core logging teams. He has also conducted an auger drilling program of the legacy tailings deposit, been a geotechnical logging geologist on the drill rigs, and is currently the on-site environmental geologist in charge of surface water and groundwater monitoring and sampling.

     

    Kyle Fend

    Field Operations Manager

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Kyle has been in the mining industry for more than 12 years, working in both operations and exploration. His experience includes a range of planning, permitting, environmental compliance, and restoration and closure at various mine sites.

    Sam Fields

    Site Supervising Geologist

    Stibnite Gold Project | Perpetua Resources

    Sam Field has been with Perpetua Resources since 2011, where he primarily worked with the exploration team before moving on to be the site environmental geologist through 2017. He is now the site supervising geologist overseeing drilling and environmental operations.

    W. Lee Daniels

    Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor of Environmental Soil Science

    Virginia Tech

    W. Lee Daniels is the Thomas B. Hutcheson Professor of Environmental Soil Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He received his Ph.D. in Soil Science from VPI & SU in 1985.  Dr. Daniels areas of specialization include stabilization and restoration of disturbed lands including areas disturbed by mining, road building, waste disposal, urbanization and erosion. Full publications and details available at: https://landrehab.org/

    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.

    Clayton Colmer

    Senior Environmental Engineer

    New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service

    Clayton Colmer is a Senior Environmental Engineer with the state of New South Wales' Soil Conservation Service. He heads a team of 6 professional officers who deliver coastal and riverbank protection works, strategic bushfire trail construction, contaminated land management, and mine rehabilitation projects. Prior to his management role, he has worked as an engineer in the private and public sector delivering water and sewerage schemes for Australian rural and aboriginal communities, restoring industrial era canals in northern United Kingdom, and whitewater rafting in the Canadian Rocky's. Clayton has always been passionate about restoring damaged landscapes and understands that the majority of earth is no longer available for protection, leaving restoration as the key to sustainability.

    Rob Loch, BAgrSc, BA, PhD, CPSS

    Principal Consultant

    Landloch Pty Ltd

    Rob Loch is one of Australia's most experienced erosion research and management specialists. He has over 45 years’ experience in research and management of soil erosion, soil conservation, and land rehabilitation. His experience encompasses dryland and irrigated agriculture, feedlots, forest management, effluent disposal, urban development, and minesites, with experience in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, as well as across Australia. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Australian Journal of Soil Research (1996-2001), and a member of the Committee that produced the Leading Practice Handbooks on Mine Rehabilitation for the then Federal Department of Industry, Tourism, and Resources. He has recently been involved in re-drafting the Leading Practice Handbook on Mine Rehabilitation, and in the preparation of the Best Practice document on Progressive Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Planning for Queensland. As a research scientist, he has published 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented over 100 papers at conferences. As a consultant, he has supervised or carried out studies on soil erosion and its control in the field and laboratory for over 20 years. These studies have included assessments of the effectiveness of a range of hydromulch and soil stabilisation products and their stability to overland flows, polyacrylamide treatment of soil surfaces, effectiveness of a range of flocculants in sediment ponds, vegetation filter strips, and other soil erosion control products.

    This series is worth 4.5 Professional Development Hours. You will earn professional development for each presentation you complete. 

    • Register
      • Non member - $50
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 11:00 AM (MDT)

    Join us for the IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management where we will explore the factors contributing to elevated water levels, the challenges they create, and mitigation techniques used to build resilience and address the issues. This three-part series will examine areas impacted by coastal erosion; from the water line to the bluffs above and finally long-term revegetation and maintenance.

    image

    Hosted by the IECA Great Lakes Chapter and IECA

    Join us for the IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management where we will explore the factors contributing to elevated water levels, the challenges they create, and mitigation techniques used to build resilience and address the issues. This three-part series will examine areas impacted by coastal erosion; from the water line to the bluffs above and finally long-term revegetation and maintenance. This event offers three (3) recorded webinars with 3 hours of available Professional Development Hours and no cost to IECA members and $50 for nonmembers.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of coastal erosion, while working to care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    1. Contributing factors leading to increased coastal erosion.
    2. Different approaches to manage and mitigate coastal erosion.
    3. Vegetations important role to long-term stabilization.

    Agenda:

    On-Demand
    Adapting to a Changing Great Lakes Coast
    Adam Bechle - Coastal Engineering Specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant

    Water levels in the Great Lakes have been above their long-term average levels for several years, reaching record levels in 2019 and 2020. These high water conditions, in combination with storm surge and waves from coastal storms, have eroded coastal bluffs, banks and beaches around the Great Lakes. In response to these dramatic changes, many property owners have begun armoring shorelines, sometimes with unsuitable materials and practices which may offer only limited protection to the shoreline while potentially causing harm to habitat and neighboring properties. Building resilience to Great Lakes coastal hazards requires consideration of the many different processes that can affect coastal hazards. A “top-down” approach to protecting coastal properties takes into account all of these processes from both the land and the water. Starting at the top of a bluff or bank, proper management of land use, water, and vegetation can help slow erosion of the coast and keep assets out of harm’s way. Working down the bluff, water and vegetation management are still important and stabilization of the slope may be necessary if bluff collapse is of concern. At the water line, well-engineered shore protection should be carefully considered due to cost and potential impacts to neighboring properties. This talk will discuss the current high water conditions on the Great Lakes, the impacts that high water levels have had on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts and an overview of the mitigation strategies that are being taken to adapt to a changing coast.

    On-Demand
    Illinois Lake Michigan Regional General Permit 
    Paul Leffler - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Placing fill below the Ordinary Highwater Mark (OHWM) in Lake Michigan to stabilize the shoreline requires permits from the Army Corps of Engineers. We will discuss how to identify the OHWM and when exactly permits are required. In addition we will talk about the process for obtaining a permit in Indiana and what may be required, including in “emergency situations”. Finally we will briefly touch on common issues we see when evaluating shoreline stabilization projects in Indiana.

    Shoreline Stabilization on Lake Michigan – From an Indiana Permitting Perspective
    Soren Hall - Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Effective October 1, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Chicago District) established the Lake Michigan Regional General Permit (LMRGP) for activities located within Lake Michigan in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. The LMRGP provides a simplified and expeditious means for review and authorization of shoreline protection measures such as revetments, breakwaters, and groins. During this period of high water levels currently being experienced on Lake Michigan, the ability to efficiently meet the urgent need for shoreline protection while maintaining protection of aquatic resources is especially important. This presentation will detail the regulatory framework for addressing these urgently needed projects.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00PM Central Time
    Native Vegetation Re-establishment on Lake Michigan Bluffs: Case Study: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon
    Clayton Frazer - Senior Ecologist,  Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc.

    ERC Senior Restoration Ecologist Clay Frazer will give an overview of native vegetation re-establishment on the coastal Lake Michigan bluff at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Following re-grading of this 20-acre project area invasive plant species dominated the site, threatening the structural integrity of the site and negatively impacting ecological and aesthetic value of this highly visible and heavily utilized area. Mr. Frazer will discuss the biological drivers behind healthy coastal bluff plant communities, the threats to these communities, as well as methods, strategies, and specialized erosion control products employed to re-establish deep-rooted native plant communities to the site.


    Notice
    : After you register for this event, be sure to 'add to calendar' either from the content tab or when you receive the confirmation email. You will join the event through this same page in the IECA eHub. If you miss a live event, it will be recorded. 

    Thank You Sponsors!
    Platinum
    image
    Daily

    image

    image

    Hosted by

    image

           image

    Adam Bechle

    Coastal Engineering Specialist

    Wisconsin Sea Grant

    Adam Bechle is a coastal engineering specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant. Inthis role Adam helps Great Lakes communities build resilience to coastalhazards by communicating the latest hazard research and data, developingeducation and outreach products on best management practices, and providinglocal governments guidance to identify opportunities to better plan and preparefor coastal hazards. Adam holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineeringfrom the University of Wisconsin Madison.

    Paul M. Leffler

    Team leader

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Paul is the Indiana Team leader for the Regulatory Branch within the Chicago District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Currently, Paul’s primary focus is improving the consistency and efficiency of the District’s permit review process under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act.  He has extensive experience in reviewing controversial permit applications and resolving difficult enforcement cases.  He also led efforts to develop and implement permitting programs in Indiana in addition to establishing procedures with both the Indiana and the Illinois State 401 Water Quality Certification programs.  

    Soren Hall

    Senior Project Manager

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Soren is a Senior Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Soren was previously a Resource Analysis with the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District prior to coming to the Corps.  During his 12 years with the Corps, Soren has reviewed a wide range of projects throughout the Chicagoland area.  Over the last 6 years, one of Soren’s primary focuses has been on improving the permitting process for shoreline protection project along Lake Michigan.  

    Clayton Frazer

    Senior Ecologist

    Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC)

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

    You will receive Professional Development Hours 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 three (3).

    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.

    • Register
      • Non member - $50
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • Performance-Based Design & Installation Standard for Sediment Basins

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Sediment basins detain sediment from stormwater runoff and are heralded by industry and research for effective sediment capture. Sediment basin design and implementation vary nationwide, therefore producing varying results. Proper design and implementation of sediment basins are critical and must consider site-specific factors. Join the IECA to learn about the new IECA Design Standard for sediment basins.

    image

    Hosted by IECA Region One 

    A Performance-Based Design and Installation Standard for Sediment Basins

    On-Demand

    Sediment basins detain sediment from stormwater runoff and are heralded by industry and research for effective sediment capture. Sediment basin design and implementation vary nationwide, therefore producing varying results. Proper design and implementation of sediment basins are critical and must consider site-specific factors such as project duration, drainage areas, precipitation patterns, and other site parameters. This presentation will describe a sediment basin design and installation standard and design guidance developed through a comprehensive literature review of current state agency guidance and performance-based research. Sediment basin design components, including hydrology and capacity, geometry and placement, inflow channels, velocity dissipation, dewatering, auxiliary spillways, erosion control, safety, and flocculants, will be covered during this presentation. Tune in to find solutions for sediment basin design!

    Credit Information

    One (1) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $25 USD

    Hosted by

    image

       

    Registration Information: 

    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.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

    Jaime Schussler, M.S., CPESC-IT

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Auburn University

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

    Michael Perez, Ph.D., CPESC

    Assistant Professor at Auburn University

    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.

    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.

    This course is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. To claim your credit select the 'contents' tab and select 'claim credit' upon completion of the program. 



    • Register
      • Non member - $25
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • IECA Virtual Connection: Stormwater and Erosion Control 3.0

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Hosted by IECA Region One with Platinum Sponsor Convergent Water Technologies, participate in the IECA Virtual Connection: Stormwater and Erosion Control 3.0. This event offers 3 on demand webinars. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers.

    image

    Hosted by IECA with Platinum Sponsor Convergent Water Technologies, participate in IECA Virtual Connection: Erosion Control and Stormwater Innovation 3.0. This event offers 3 on-demand webinars. This event is free to members and paid for nonmembers. 

    Agenda

    On-Demand:

    The STEPP Program: A National Performance Testing Program for the Stormwater Sector

    Seth Brown, Executive Director - National Municipal Stormwater Alliance
    This presentation will provide an overview of the Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) program, the current status of this program, and how this program can benefit all players in the stormwater sector.

    On-Demand:

    Slope Stabilization in Green Infrastructure Projects

    Dana Nunez Brown - Principal, Dana Brown and Associates

    On-Demand:

    Plant Breeding and Species Selection for Sustainability

    Guilherme Mussi Sobral Barcellos - PGG Wrightson Turf
    The presentation outlines the timeline and challenges involved in plant breeding, discussing some of the new technologies of the industry and how it is progressing to meet the demands of the growing revegetation sector.

    Course Level: All

    Platinum Sponsor

    image

    Hosted By

    image

    Seth Brown

    Executive Director

    National Municipal Stormwater Alliance

    Seth Brown has over 25 years of experience in the water sector and is the Principal and Founder of Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm providing a range of services from policy and alternative project delivery analysis in the stormwater sector to facilitation and training services focused on stormwater topics.   He was the Director of Stormwater Programs at the Water Environment Federation from 2010-2015 and is currently the Executive Director of the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, which is a 501.c.3 representing stormwater-focused organizations in 23 states across 9 of the 10 U.S. EPA regions.  

     Seth has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from George Mason University with a research focus on socio-economic modeling of incentive-based investments of green stormwater infrastructure on private properties.  He leads courses in Green Infrastructure and Innovative Water Partnerships at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Maryland.    

    Dana Nunez Brown, PLA, FASLA, AICP, LEED AP

    President and Managing Principal

    Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.

    Dana Brown’s guiding philosophy - to create an ecologically balanced, resilient world - has shaped her landscape architecture and planning firm into the powerhouse it has become. During her 41-year career, Dana has used her green infrastructure expertise, her Landscape Architect licenses (LA, AL, and MS), her LEED Accreditation, and her AICP certification to improve Louisiana’s quality of life.

    Guilherme Barcellos

    Agronomist / Product Development Manager

    PGG Wrightson Seeds Limited

    Guilherme Barcellos is an Agronomist/Product Development Manager for PGG Wrightson Turf in Australasia and provides a depth of skill in bringing innovative products and technologies to the turf and revegetation industries. Holding a B.Eng. degree in Agronomy from Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) in Brazil, Guilherme has had a diverse work experience including Stadium Turf Agronomist, Turf Manager at a Sculpture Park, and Precision Agriculture Consultant. 

    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 three (3).



    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.

    • Register
      • Non member - $50
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation highlights a newly published Canadian standard that deals with the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control measures.

    image
    Recorded Webinar

    Hosted by IECA Region One 

    Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies

    Join us for the Canadian ESC Sector Updates: Standards, Research, and Case Studies Webinar. This presentation highlights a newly published Canadian standard that deals with the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control measures. Also included is an overview of a new Canadian research report that discusses the successes and challenges of conducting real time turbidity monitoring through a series of case studies. Finally, the presentation provides updates on the status of other recently developed ESC standards, and takes a look at potential new efforts on the horizon.

    Credit

    One (1) Professional Development Hour

    Cost

    Members | Free; Nonmembers | $25


    Hosted by

       image

    Registration Information: 

    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.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available: Learn More

    Brian Zupancic

    Brian Zupancic is a senior project manager with CSA Group. Based out of their U.S. Headquarter office in Cleveland, OH, Brian works with stakeholders from both Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in the field of natural resources. In addition to water resources, Brian works in the areas of mining and carbon sequestration, managing standards committees both domestic and international. Prior to CSA Group Brian spent 5 years in Government Relations with Trout Unlimited in Washington, DC. Brian attended the Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

    Dan Menard, P.Geo., QP, MBA

    General Manager

    Dan Menard has been an environmental professional for more than 25 years, specializing in water, permits and environmental management and compliance.

    Dan is General Manager of Groundwater Environmental Management Services (GEMS), an Ontario based environmental inspection & monitoring company servicing the construction and land development industries and Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Inc. (EMAC), a start-up focusing on integrating technology and instrumentation with data logging and Internet of Things (IoT) communications platforms for different environmental monitoring applications for industries and companies that are generally slower to adopt technological based innovation.

    Having worked on both the consulting and the client side of our business, Dan understands what is important to individual stakeholders and knows how to tailor sometimes technically complicated issues to make them meaningful for different audiences.

    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.

    This presentation is worth One (1) Professional Development Hour. To claim your credit, select the 'contents' tab and under 'claim credit' you will find your certificate unlocked after you complete the learning event. 

    • Register
      • Non member - $25
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Barrier - Silt Fence

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This Standard is intended to guide designers of a silt fence when used as a temporary sediment control barrier.

    image


    This Standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, material selection, installation, and maintenance of a silt fence when used as a temporary sediment control barrier for sheet flow applications to minimize sediment transport from a disturbed area susceptible to erosion.

    Design tool:  http://www.eng.auburn.edu/research/centers/auesctf/tools/siltspread.html


    Developed by the IECA Standards and Practices Committee.

    • Register
      • Non member - $25
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Basin

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, selection, installation, and maintenance of a sediment basin when used as a temporary sediment control practice to detain sediment from stormwater runoff prior to discharge from a construction site.

    image

    This standard is intended to guide designers on the purpose, design, selection, installation, and maintenance of a sediment basin when used as a temporary sediment control practice to detain sediment from stormwater runoff prior to discharge from a construction site.

    Developed by the IECA Standards and Practices Committee.

    • Register
      • Non member - $25
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information
  • Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards where we will explore advantages of organic practices in agriculture, the wine industry and other related industries.

    image

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards webinar series where we will explore advantages of organic practices in agriculture, the wine industry and other related industries. This series will look at how organic vineyards help protect the soils and the quality of the soils, stimulating the growth of local biota in the soils, while discussing the importance of preserving and protecting the world’s soil and water resources, while still being able to deliver great quality wines. 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:

    1. Different approaches to water quality in organic vineyards.
    2. Innovation in vineyards from around the globe.
    3. How people throughout the world are protecting our environment and working to provide communities clean water, while preserving soil, as a great and valuable asset.
    On-Demand
      Erica Crawford - New Zealand
      Erica Crawford is the Owner of Loveblock Farms in Marlborough, New Zealand
      Johan Reyneke - South Africa
      Johan Reyneke is the owner of Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch South Africa 

    Johan Reyneke

    Owner

    Johan has been farming organically and biodynamically since the year 2000 and is seen as a pioneer for the South African wine industry in this regard. He started his career as a farm laborer with a post grad in environmental ethics. His love for the land combined with the insights he gained from his studies and these compelled him to switch from conventional to organic agriculture. The obvious next step was to continue this process in the wine cellar and today he is happily exporting fine organic wine to 43 different countries.

    Erica Crawford

    Owner

    Erica started adult life as an aspirant research scientist in cardiac medicine, but it is her skill in building brands and exports that gained her international recognition. She co-founded Kim Crawford Wines in the back room of her central Auckland cottage and proceeded to build a stellar NZ wine brand, later sold to Constellation Brands. Kim Crawford is now the biggest NZ wine brand in the lucrative USA and Canadian markets. 

    Erica now focuses on organic farming and winemaking with her new project, Loveblock. She now also holds a degree in Viticulture and is increasingly regarded as an expert in the sustainability sphere. Erica was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs in 2016 and was a finalist in the inaugural Woman of Influence Awards and Next Magazine Women of the Year in 2018. She sits on the Advisory Board of the NZ US Council and NZ Winegrowers Marketing Committee.  She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Liquor Promotions Control Board for the duration of its lifespan. Erica mentors young women via Global Women, the Co of Women and Women in Wine organizations.

    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 two (2).

    To claim your credit - select the 'content' tab and under 'claim credit' certificates will unlock upon completion of the program. 



    • Register
      • Non member - Free!
      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
      • Discounted Professional member - Free!
      • Australasia Member - Free!
    • More Information