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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 2022/08/02 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

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

    Sustainable Soil Health Through Innovation 

    Healthy Soils webinar

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

    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 - 8:00 AM Sydney Time

    We Need to Stop Treating Soil like Dirt

    Presenter: Alison Price, Managing Director, SoilCyclers

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

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, August 4th, 2022 - 8:00 AM Sydney Time

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, August 4th, 2022 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time
    Friday, August 5th, 2022 - 8:00 AM Sydney Time

    Sustainable, Maintenance-Free Growth in Poor Quality Topsoil

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

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

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

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    Sponsorship available reach out to Mark Farmer - IECA Director of Corporate Partnerships: mark@ieca.org for more details. 

    Alison Price

    Managing Director

    SoilCyclers

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

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

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

    Paul Storer

    Consultant microbiologist and Director of R&D

    Troforte Innovations

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

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

    Paul Clarke

    Managing Director

    Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation

    Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle1970

    Completed Coursework for Master Eng Sc (Environmental Engineering) 1976

    MIE Aust NPER 3 Civil and Structural Colleges

    Principal of Civil Engineering Consulting Practice 1976 to Present

    Manager/Owner of Valley Hydramulch & Revegetation since 1981

    IECA member since 2010

    Education Presenter at IECA Conferences since 2015

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

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      • Professional member - $15
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $15
      • Young Professional member - $15
      • Emeritus member - $15
      • Discounted Professional member - $15
      • Australia Member - $15
      • Australia Non-Member - $40
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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

    Erosion and Sediment Control in Agriculture

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    Agricultural practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation

    Presenter: Dr Gary Hawkins

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

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

    Presenter: Dr Robert Wells

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


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    Dr Gary Hawkins

    Associate Professor and Water Resource Specialist

    Ubiversity od Georgia

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

    Dr Robert Wells

    USDA

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

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

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      • Non member - $40
      • Professional member - $15
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $15
      • Young Professional member - $15
      • Emeritus member - $15
      • Discounted Professional member - $15
      • Australia Member - $15
      • Australia Non-Member - $40
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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2022/05/24

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

    Don't Fence Me In - Silt Fence Alternatives

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    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association

    On-Demand

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

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    Dave Jenkins, CPESC,CESCL

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

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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      • Professional member - $15
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $15
      • Young Professional member - $15
      • Emeritus member - $15
      • Discounted Professional member - $15
      • Australia Member - $15
      • Australia Non-Member - $40
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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

    Using Drones for Better Gully and Stream Repairs

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    Hosted by the Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association

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

     

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    Nat Parker (Director)

    Environmental Engineer, RPEQ

    Airborn Insight

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

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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      • Non member - $40
      • Professional member - $15
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $15
      • Young Professional member - $15
      • Emeritus member - $15
      • Discounted Professional member - $15
      • Australia Member - $15
      • Australia Non-Member - $40
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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

    On-Demand: 

    Sediment Basin Design in Australia and the USA

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

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

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

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

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

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    "Get Flocced" presentation and International Panel Discussion

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

    International Panel Discussion on Use of Flocculants 

    Panelists: 

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

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    Credit Hours: 3

    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. 

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    Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact sandra@ieca.org or kim@ieca.org to learn more.


    Kyle Robson

    Managing Director

    Topo

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

    Jaime Schussler, M.S., CPESC-IT

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Auburn University

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

    Michael Frankcombe

    Environmental Management Specialist

    EMM Consulting

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

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

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

    Richard McLaughlin, Ph.D.

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

    Chris Wilcox

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

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

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      • Professional member - $25
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $25
      • Young Professional member - $25
      • Emeritus member - $25
      • Discounted Professional member - $25
      • Australia Member - $25
      • Australia Non-Member - $75
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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association would like to invite you to this special event celebrating Women in the ERSED profession. We will hear from 4 women involved in the erosion and sediment control industry in Australia. The aim of the event is to begin the development of support networks in Australia, New Zealand and globally for women in the industry. This will be an interactive event and we encourage you all to bring your questions and ideas as to how we can develop this group.

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    The erosion and sediment control (ERSED) industry has traditionally been male dominated, this is beginning to change. 

    Women currently make up 25% of the Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Aust) membership, and for the first time in the history of the Chapter we have a female President and Vice President.

    In a survey the Chapter recently conducted asking the industry what events they would like to see the Chapter provide, one of the responses was for a Women in ERSED event.  This was the catalyst for our “Women in ERSED” webinar.  We are hoping this is the first of many more events hosted by IECA with the aim of supporting women in the industry through creating a support network where you can meet others in the ERSED industry, share ideas, improve skills and knowledge.

    In this webinar you will hear from Shonelle Gleeson-Willey, President of IECA Australasia and Director of Moss Environmental, Kirsty Dykes, Vice-President of IECA Australasia and Senior Environmental Advisor for Fulton Hogan Construction, Whitney Heiniger, Environmental Consultant for NGH and Sandra Lanz, Communications Officer IECA Australasia.

    Each panelist will talk about their journey within the ERSED profession we will then open the session up so you can ask questions of each of the panelists.

    Shonelle Gleeson-Willey, President of IECA Australasia and Director of Moss Environmental,

    After a somewhat varied start in the environmental industry working as a contaminated land consultant and with NSW National Parks Shonelle accepted a role as environmental advisor on a water infrastructure construction project. As a young enviro working across multiple remote projects Shonelle quickly learnt that erosion and sediment control was one of the major issues. Shonelle became a member of IECA in 2010 and quickly became involved in events, then a CPESC in 2015 and Director of the Board in 2017. After a quick progression to Environmental Manager and 8 years of construction experience it was time to do something different. Shonelle is now the CEO of a regional environmental consulting company, delivering services including ECS plan preparation, reviewing and auditing across NSW. Shonelle gladly accepted the role of President of IECA Australasia and is looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

    Kirsty Dykes, Vice-President of IECA Australasia and Senior Environmental Advisor for Fulton Hogan Construction, 

    After studying in New Zealand Kirsty jumped the ditch and has been working in the environmental field in Australia, predominantly Queensland for the past 10 years. Working initially in mining her experience varies from the coalfields and mining camps of Central Queensland to a head office of a construction company. Kirsty has been involved with IECA since 2017 where she was awarded the IECA Young Professional scholarship which has led her to now being Vice President of the association. 

    Whitney Heiniger, NGH

    After studying Marine Biology in Sydney, Whitney moved to Queensland and landed in construction environmental advising after jumping ship from a floristry career. Years prior to the beginning of her ESC journey in construction in 2018, her Honours project studied the effects of herbicides and sedimentation on seagrass populations; an omen! Whitney is currently involved in ESC auditing and plan preparation in a consulting role across QLD and NSW and looking forward to more involvement with IECA with many years of ESC management ahead.

    Sandra Lanz, Communications Officer IECA Australasia.

    The Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Aust) was formed in 1994, eight years later in 2002 I joined the Chapter as the Marketing and Communications Officer.  Over the last 20 years the Chapter has developed in many ways. I will share with you a little history of the Association and how it has evolved since 1994.

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    Dallas Frazier (Moderator)

    Environmental Manager

    Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture

    Dallas is the Environmental Manager for the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture and has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He is a strong community and social services professional skilled in Environmental Issues, Erosion and Sediment Control, ISCA requirements, Biodiversity, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Awareness, and Construction.


    Shonelle Gleeson-Willey, MEnMgmt

    Director

    Moss Environmental Pty Ltd

    Shonelle Gleeson-Willey is the highly credentialed Director of Moss Environmental. the practice has expertise across environmental management in construction and mining, ecology, agricultural science, hydrology, contaminated land management and natural resource management. Projects completed to date include construction, mining, environmental education, project approvals, transport operations, ISCA submissions and environmental project management, earning the firm a reputation for delivering efficient, practical, and cost-effective solutions. We have created a culture that encourages professional excellence and the highest standards of work, whilst at the same time offers its people great flexibility, and a positive, collaborative environment with a strong focus on professional growth. Shonelle is also an experienced Principal Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Waste management, ISO 14001, Environmental Compliance, Sustainability and the Circular Economy, Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), and Erosion Control. Shonelle is a practical consulting professional with credentials as an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP) focused in Sustainability Studies and the Circular Economy; and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).

    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 10 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.  

    Sandra Lanz

    Communications Manager

    IECA

    Sandra is the Communications Officer for the Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Aust).  She has held this position for the past 19 years and is the first port of call for anything related to IECA.  She takes great pride in serving the erosion control industry.  In her role Sandra manages all IECA Aust memberships, the Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) application process in Australia and New Zealand, organisation of IECA Aust Events, production, and publication of the IECA Aust Newsletter plus much more. 

    Whitney Heiniger

    Environmental Consultant

    NGH

    After studying Marine Biology in Sydney, Whitney moved to Queensland and landed in construction environmental advising after jumping ship from a floristry career. Years prior to the beginning of her ESC journey in construction in 2018, her Honours project studied the effects of herbicides and sedimentation on seagrass populations; an omen! Whitney is currently involved in ESC auditing and plan preparation in a consulting role across QLD and NSW and looking forward to more involvement with IECA with many years of ESC management ahead.

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      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - Free!
      • Student member - $10
      • Young Professional member - $10
      • Emeritus member - $10
      • Discounted Professional member - $10
      • Australia Member - $10
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  • Contains 24 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Select content from the IECA 2022 Annual Conference is now available on demand. Annual Conference education featured timely content presented by knowledgeable experts that provides real world solutions to industry problems.

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    Select content from the IECA 2022 Annual Conference is now available on demand. Annual Conference education featured timely content presented by knowledgeable experts that provides real world solutions to industry problems. 


    Assessing Environmental Attributes and Legacies of Our Erosion and Sediment Control Materials

    Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI – Vice President - Business Development and Technical Services, Profile Products LLC
    The Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC) industry has seen many changes over the past several decades in response to increased regulatory requirements. E&SC has gone from a “nice to have” typically at the completion of a project to an embedded requisite for regulatory compliance. Relevant technologies were initially developed to accomplish two interrelated objectives – erosion control and sediment control, in the context of compliance with landmark legislation including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Clean Water Act, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and other federal and regional regulatory provisions.

    Erosion and Sediment Control Fails, and Alternatives

    Paul Mueller, CESSWI – Erosion Control and Stormwater Inspector, St Charles County Government

    You’ve paid the engineer to design a stormwater pollution prevention plan, you’ve paid the supply company 1000’s of dollars for erosion and sediment control (ESC) devices, and you've paid for the installation of the ESC devices. So, why now are the regulatory agencies threatening to fine you? With over two decades of experience in inspecting land disturbance sites and providing technical assistance, Mr. Mueller will present photos of drastic best management practice (BMPs) failures and explain why they failed. The discussion will be related back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fact Sheet and EPA’s Construction General Permit requirements in Sections 2.1, 2.3, and 2.4. Photos will demonstrate what to look for during your site inspection to ensure that BMPs were installed correctly.


    Basics of BMP Installation
    Sonny Johns, MS, CPESC – Senior Stormwater Specialist, Cardinal Strategies

    This presentation on the basics of proper Best Management Practices (BMPs) installation will look at some of the industry’s most common BMPs. We will explore both erosion control BMPs and sediment control BMPs. This presentation will reference BMP standards from a non-profit organization in Texas, dedicated to helping our industry. The name of the organization is the North Central Texas Council of Governments or NCTCOG. 


    BMP Maintenance for Dummies (That Includes Me)
    Paul Chellsen, CPESC, CPSWQ – Supervising Stormwater Technician II, Minneapolis Surface Waters and Sewers

    This paper will take you step by step through writing a complete O and M plan that anyone can understand. From the Engineer who designed it to the Condominium Association President that is now left to manage the device.
    We will begin by creating a Site and BMP specific plan that clearly details the BMP as it lives. Nearly any BMP can plan can fit on two sides of an 8/12 X 11 Sheet of paper if its done right.


    Erosion and Sediment Control on Long Slopes
    Bob R. Marshall, CPESC RLA – Erosion & Sediment Control Program Leader - Oregon Dept. of Trans., Oregon Dept of Transport

    This presentation offers the story of the US20 safety bypass project through the eyes of the erosion and sediment control designer. US20 is a busy route between Oregon's Willamette Valley and the central coast. The old road, along the Yaquina River was a narrow twisty route constrained by steep canyon walls and the river. This road was the site of frequent and severe accidents. The bypass route was engineered to go over the ridges of the Coast Range. True to its reputation, the location is among the wettest regions in one of the wettest states in the US, with the regional ecosystem considered temperate rain forest. T


    Site-Specific Erosion & Sediment Control

    Steven Grice, PMP – Director, Precision Dewatering, LLC

    Dewatering and stormwater management should not be approached with a one-solution-fits-all plan. Site conditions and seasonality call for a variety of construction plans that support an efficient and environmentally compliant dewatering project. This major project case study will discuss how the variety of challenging terrain in Northern Minnesota meant multiple stormwater and dewatering plans through multiple seasons had to be developed.


    My Erosion Control Failed: How Bad Is It? Sediment Characterization and Forensic Wetland Delineation
    Daniel DeJoode, PhD – Senior Project Manager, SWCA
    Kyla J. Iwinski-Wood, PhD – VP Research and Development, Applied Polymer Systems, Inc.

    This paper will present a technique for quantifying and documenting released sediment that is explicit and repeatable. It can be used as a basis for discussion of the severity of the release with regulatory agencies, to plan and prioritize remediation, and to demonstrate remediation success. The techniques presented will include soil characterization from sediment sources and depositions, line intercept sampling, replicated samples, and incorporation of GPS and GIS to document findings. 


    Chemical Treatments for Erosion and Turbidity Control: A Review

    Richard A. McLaughlin, PhD – Professor and Extension Specialist, Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina Stare University

    We all strive to reduce erosion and to discharge the best quality water we can from construction sites. There has been a fair amount of research on the use of chemical treatments to enhance erosion control and to help reduce turbidity in construction site runoff. For erosion control, most of the focus has been on polyacrylamide, but there are other chemicals which have been tested, either as a stand-alone product or to augment traditional products such as straw, erosion control blankets, and hydromulch. 

    Advanced Stormwater Treatment Considers Deicing Salts’ Impact on Heavy Metals

    Jim Merchlewitz, MBA – Water & Wastewater Business Development Manager - US Operations, Shawcor
    Co-Presenter:  Carsten Dierkes, Dr Eng 
    – Managing Director, H2O Research GmbH

    Ongoing research reveals the extent to which heavy metals in runoff is damaging the environment. A little-considered component of the damage is how the addition of deicing salts to roadways and parking lots impacts the mobility of heavy metals. The problem occurs when heavy metals trapped in soil or stormwater treatment systems during the summer are released back into stormwater during the winter. Addressing this issue is of paramount importance, especially for snowbelt states throughout North America.


    A Tale of Two Filters: Amending Filtration Media with Biochar to Remove Bacteria from Urban Stormwater

    Edward Matthiesen, PE, MCE, MBA – Principal Engineer, Stantec
    Co-Presenter:  Justine Dauphinais, MA 
    – Water Quality Coordinator, Coon Creek Watershed District

    Elevated bacteria levels in the nation’s surface waters is a public health issue that has led to sick pets, beach closures, and may pose an immediate health risks to anyone who recreates in or consumes the water. The culprit is often pet, wildlife, and human waste carried by storm sewers, untreated, to nearby lakes, streams, and rivers. There are numerous Best Management Practices designed to remove conventional pollutants from stormwater, but very few that target bacteria. Biochar, a charcoal-like substance made via pyrolysis of organic material, has recently been gaining attention as a potential filter media amendment for removing bacteria. 


    Biofiltration Media: What to Choose and Why
    Andy Erickson, PhD, PE – Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of MN

    Biofiltration is a common stormwater treatment practice throughout the state of Minnesota, particularly in urban areas. However, professionals continue to face design challenges pertaining to media mixes, particularly those containing compost which have been shown to export phosphate which can cause algal blooms in lakes. This study consists of 30 outdoor biofiltration mesocosms comprising nine different media mixes compared to clean washed sand (three replicates of each mixture). 


    Cameron Peak Post Fire Restoration

     Chuck Herrmann, CPSS – Principal Environmental Scientist, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Denver Raemisch – Marketing Manager, Silt Sock Inc., Beau Lane – Sales Manager, Silt Sock Inc.

    This will be a case study showing post fire restoration efforts after the Cameron Peak Fire that occurred in Colorado at the end of 2020. Erosion and sediment control practices and products will be discussed with supporting photos, videos, and data. The Cameron Peak Fire of 2020 was the largest wildfire in Colorado history. The watersheds affected have concerns over water quality as they provide drinking water to a large urban area (Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, etc).


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    Ten (10) Professional Development Hours

    Cost

    IECA ProPlus Members | $100 USD
    IECA Members | $150 USD
    Nonmembers | $200 USD

    Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI

    Vice President - Business Development and Technical Services Profile Products LLC

    Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI is Vice President of Business Development and Technical Services for Profile Products, LLC. He has extensive global experience in erosion and sediment control working on energy, mining, infrastructure and construction related projects over six continents. He works in the development and technical marketing of a comprehensive family of erosion control, sediment control, biotic soil amendment and stormwater treatment technologies. He is a founding member of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and a member of the ASTM D18 and D35 Committees on Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Geosynthetics. He is an active and longtime member and past Technical Vice President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). In 2007 Marc was recognized by Land Development Today magazine as a Stormwater All-Star – one of the most influential people in stormwater management and in 2015 as a “Mover and Shaker” by Storm Water Solutions magazine. In 2018 he was recognized by EnviroCert, International with a Distinguished Service Award and by IECA for the 2018 Technical Paper of the Year.

    Paul Mueller CESSWI

    Erosion Control and Stormwater Inspector

    St Charles County Government

    With over 27 years of experience in the stormwater field, Paul Mueller’s professional career in the land disturbance began when he started working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in the early 90’s. He conducted inspections and enforcement activities of land disturbance and industrial stormwater sites; he was also involved in water quality and fish kill investigations. During that time, he worked with EPA Region VII inspectors on several joint inspections of land disturbance sites. He has been on the review committee for several Missouri land disturbance and stormwater permits. He was a team member for the third revision of the Missouri and Kansas "Protecting Water Quality Guide." In 2016, he became the chief erosion control and water quality inspector for St. Charles County, Missouri in the metropolitan St. Louis area. He is CESSWI certified. Currently he is IECA Great Rivers Chapter Board Vice President and is on the IECA Great Connections Editorial Review Board.

    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.  

    Paul Chellsen, CPESC, CPSWQ

    Supervising Stormwater Technician II

    Paul lives in Saint Paul with his wife Kristina Robertson, an assortment of pets, foster animals and 6 grown children that drop by from time to time. For the past 36 years Paul has focused on Stormwater Management, Erosion Control, Combined Sewer Separation and Stormwater Education. Chellsen provided oversight for the implementation of Chapter 52 Erosion Control, Chapter 54 Stormwater Management, and the Minneapolis Storm Water Utility, which provides credits for BMP’s. Chellsen’s recent focus has been on BMP Operations and Maintenance, oversight, and compliance for nearly over 2000 privately owned Stormwater BMP’s. Paul is an active community volunteer, currently a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 293, President of the Apple Valley Yellow Ribbon, a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer, a director in the local democratic party and climate cheange activist . In his free time he likes to hike the superior trail, camp with his wife.and find new adventures wherever they may be. Carbon Neutral, Vegan, Planet Protecting friend of Squirrels and the Lorax

    Robert R. Marshall, CPESC RLA

    Erosion and Sediment Control Program Leader

    Oregon Dept of Transportation

    After stints as commercial fisherman and ski area bartender I buckled down and became a landscape architect. I worked for 25 years as a consultant for David Evans and Associates, a mid size multi disciplinary consulting firm as a Project Landscape Architect on a wide range of projects. I worked on schools, hospitals, cemeteries, parks and residences but my primary focus was streetscapes and roadsides where I designed the landscapes and erosion and sediment control.. These were not glamorous projects but big and important work that was viewed in passing by millions of travelers. In 2016 I became the Project Landscape Architect for a huge and failed project that cut through the temperate rain forest of the Oregon Coast Range. After providing a design that stabilized roadside soils in the Coast Range I was offered a position with Oregon Department of Transportation where I now sit as the Roadside Development Program leader and also the Erosion and Sediment Control Program Leader. Again, this work is not glamorous, but big and important and affords me the opportunity to work with a great team in a beautiful state.

    Steven Grice, PMP

    Director

    Precision Dewatering, LLC

    Steven Grice, PMP, is the Director of Precision Dewatering, LLC (PDW). He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Aquatic Biology/Limnology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2007 and his Project Management Professional designation in 2017. Steven’s work in the infrastructure construction industry began in 2007 with a focus on pipeline construction. Steven now leads PDW as Director and as a subject matter expert on dewatering and stormwater management. Along with PDW, he has invented a dewatering tool that easily and efficiently dewaters project locations will still maintaining environmental compliance. His ROWD sled invention has been featured in the industry publication, World Pipelines Journal. Steven is committed to keeping PDW the industry leader in dewatering and stormwater management by staying ahead of industry advancements and continually bringing new technology to every project.

    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. 

    Richard McLaughlin, Ph.D.

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

    Jim Merchlewitz, MBA

    Water & Wastewater Business Development Manager - US Operations

    Shawcor

    Jim Merchlewitz is the Water and Wastewater Business Development Manager of Shawcor’s Composite Systems. With a B.S. in civil engineering and an MBA, plus consulting experience specializing in pipe installation and stormwater management, he brings a unique perspective to stormwater projects. Merchlewitz has worked with the EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, watershed and regulatory agencies, independent engineers and civil contractors to develop innovative composite stormwater management systems.

    Edward Matthiesen, PE, MCE, MBA

    Principal Engineer

    Stantec

    Mr. Matthiesen has over 40 years of extensive experience in water resources and environmental engineering. His water resources experience includes being the District Engineer for three Twin Cities area watershed districts and four Joint Powers Associations, writing municipal comprehensive stormwater plans, outlet structure and storm sewer design, conducting evaporation studies, aquifer analysis, water quality protection plans, developing computer hydrologic and hydraulic models, as well as the design and construction of warm and cold water stream restoration projects.

    Andy Erickson, PhD, PE

    Research Associate

    St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of MN

    Andy Erickson, PhD, PE, is a Research Associate at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and the University of Minnesota and registered professional engineer in Minnesota. Dr. Erickson's research pursues an understanding of water quality in urban and agricultural watersheds, assessment and maintenance of stormwater treatment practices, and developing new stormwater treatment technologies such as the Iron-Enhanced Sand Filter which removes dissolved and particulate phosphorus from urban and agricultural rain-driven runoff. Dr. Erickson is lead author for the book, "Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance," and the editor of the University of Minnesota stormwater newsletter, UPDATES. Andy is also the coordinator and moderator for the Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series which engages approximately 170 stormwater practitioners and interested parties per month in an online presentation and panel discussion. Dr. Erickson has given over 160 presentations, over 30 invited guest lectures, and nearly 30 one- and two-day professional trainings and workshops. Dr. Erickson is the Vice Chair of the ASTM international E64 Committee on Stormwater Control Measures and serves the University of Minnesota as a member of the Water Council, the Environment and Energy in Transportation Research Council, and the Water Resources Science Graduate Program.

    Chuck Herrmann, CPSS

    Principal Environmental Scientist

    Chuck Herrmann is a certified professional soil scientist and principal at Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. Over his 23-year career, Chuck has worked on projects in 20 states and 6 Canadian provinces conducting environmental resource evaluations and permitting for renewable energy wind and solar, water resource, transmission line, residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, mining, gas and oil, and transportation development projects. Chuck assists clients with early identification of environmental issues; develops alternatives to minimize environmental impact; coordinates with regulatory agency personnel to shepherd project progress; prepares and submits complete and sound permit applications; and monitors on-site environmental permit compliance during construction and restoration. Stantec / Synergy Disaster Recovery and Larimer County Office of Emergency Management / Larimer County Road Department examined post-fire risk and mitigation options following the 2020 Cameron Peak Widlfire. Stanec collected soil burn severity, debris flow modelling, and flood potential data from the USFS, USGS, FEMA and then analyzed heightened risk to homes, county and private road infrastructure, and the environment as of result of post-fire watershed conditions. Chuck organized the GIS effort, conducted site visits, participated in multi-organizational planning meetings, prepared the risk assessment report, briefed the County Board of Commissioners in a broadcast meeting with risk analysis findings and mitigation options, and is working on a team planning and implementing risk mitigation measures for protection of life safety, property, and the environment.

    This series is worth 13 Professional Development Hours. You will earn professional development for each presentation you complete. 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the US EPA this webinar where we will highlight the key changes made to the new EPA Construction General Permit (CGP) and tools that are available to assist operators and consultants in permit compliance.

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    On-Demand

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the US EPA this webinar where we will highlight the key changes made to the new EPA Construction General Permit (CGP) and tools that are available to assist operators and consultants in permit compliance. 

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    Greg Schaner

    Attorney Adviser, Water Permits Division

    US EPA

    Greg started work for EPA’s Office of Water in 2003. His focus at EPA during that time has been almost entirely on the NPDES stormwater permitting program. In that role, Greg has worked on the 2003, 2012, and 2017 CGPs, and the 2005 MSGP, and led the effort to revise the MS4 permitting regulations in 2015. Prior to EPA, Greg worked at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the State of Maryland’s Natural Resources Department. 

    You will receive 1 Professional Development Hour for this webinar. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 2021/12/15

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Mississippi Watershed: Stream and Shoreline Restoration to Improve Water Quality. This presentation will feature two presenters discussing stream and shoreline restoration along with Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is the primary river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2). Putting the river as the 14th largest river by discharge in the world. This presentation will examine communities at the Headwaters & Upper Mississippi River as they work on stream and shoreline restoration to improve water quality.

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    Credit Hours: 1.5

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Mississippi Watershed: Stream and Shoreline Restoration to Improve Water Quality. This presentation will feature two presenters discussing stream and shoreline restoration along with Mississippi River. The Mississippi River is the primary river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2). Putting the river as the 14th largest river by discharge in the world. This presentation will examine communities at the Headwaters & Upper Mississippi River as they work on stream and shoreline restoration to improve water quality.

    Roots in the Ground Year Round - A collaboration with MS4 communities and agricultural producers

    Eric Schmechel from Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss how a multi intergovernmental agreement has formed in the Upper Mississippi Watershed to address both urban and agricultural water quality and quantity impacts in Dubuque County, Iowa. Eric will highlight a couple stream corridor restoration projects, as well as, the nutrient reduction exchange is starting to take root in Iowa.

    The Ice Gouges and The River Rises - Designing native shoreline restorations

    Adam Maleski from Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss native shoreline designs for a dynamic Upper Mississippi River. Adam will go over the thoughts and considerations when factoring in things like ice, large fluctuations in water levels, and hungry hungry hippos... I mean deer and Beavers. Adam will discuss the technical support to landowners and contractors regarding designs on a riverine system.

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    Eric Schmechel

    Watershed Program Director

    Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District

    Eric has been working with the Dubuque SWCD for the past 14 years on both agricultural and urban watershed management policies, projects, and programs. Eric began working with agricultural landowners on a cold-water trout stream (Catfish Creek) project in 2007 and since has collaborated with both Dubuque County and the City of Dubuque, managing stormwater and floodplain permits, projects, and policies. Land use, flooding, erosion, and water quality continue to be a priority for Dubuque County, the City of Dubuque, and the SWCD. This past September (2020), a newly formed 28e watershed agreement was completed, and Eric is now managing the Dubuque County Watersheds team working with both agricultural and urban watershed components. Eric enjoys being outside as much as possible - fishing, camping, hunting, exploring, bluegrass festivals, and spending time with his kids

    Adam Maleski

    District Technician

    Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District

    Adam Maleski has been a District Technician with the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District for two years. He provides technical assistance to landowners and contractors regarding shoreline and storm water designs. His main duties are prioritizing and implementing projects using watershed-based implementation funding (One Watershed One Plan). Adam enjoys ice fishing, hiking on the north shore of Minnesota, and monitoring his Purple Martin houses.

    Ryan Alltop (Moderator)

    Encap Inc.

    You will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours for this webinar. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Green Infrastructure: The Basics. Green Infrastructure, also known as Green Stormwater Infrastructure, is a holistic way of treating stormwater while also providing other valuable ecosystem services. This presentation will explore the basics of green infrastructure, its evolution from Low Impact Development, and its provisioning of ecosystem services. The types of measures used as part of green infrastructure will be reviewed.

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    Credit Hours: 1.5

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Green Infrastructure: The Basics. Green Infrastructure, also known as Green Stormwater Infrastructure, is a holistic way of treating stormwater while also providing other valuable ecosystem services. This presentation will explore the basics of green infrastructure, its evolution from Low Impact Development, and its provisioning of ecosystem services. The types of measures used as part of green infrastructure will be reviewed.

    After the presentation, we will have a panel discussion that will give a glimpse of the real-world implementation of green infrastructure. Mr. Jordan Miller will discuss green infrastructure practices employed in Charlotte, NC, and how those practices are motivated by the City of Charlotte’s MS4 permit. Dr. Scott Rogers of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will discuss the unique challenges DOTs face in implementing green infrastructure and practices employed by ALDOT that account for those challenges. Ms. Nancy Schumm of Prime AE Group will also join the panel to share her experiences in consulting with various MS4-regulated municipalities to determine green infrastructure practices that best fit the municipalities. 

    Presented By Dr. Bill Hunt

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    Dr. BIll Hunt

    NC State University Professor & Leader of the Stormwater Engineering Group

    Stormwater Engineering Group

    Seriously: I function as the leader of the Stormwater Engineering Group, with a focus on Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. I have co-authored more than 130 peer-refereed journal articles, two books, and many extension publications. As a team, we have designed and/or monitored more than 250 stormwater control measures. Every year I conduct 20-25 workshops in North Carolina, the US, and abroad. I teach a variety of classes including: Introduction to Engineering (E101), Grand Challenges of Engineering (E102), Ecological Engineering (BAE474), and Design of Stormwater Control Measures (BAE 575). My newest endeavor is a study abroad course entitled: Engineering in the Roman Times (BAE 495).

    Interesting things: I love people and sharing a good laugh. Wolfpack sports are both a blessing and a bane, but such is life for a fan of the underdog. Traveling and my five kids bring me my greatest joys in life.

    Dr. Scott Rogers, PE, CPMSM (Moderator)

    Environmental Coordination Engineer

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    Dr. Scott W. Rogers is the Environmental Coordination Engineer in the Design Bureau of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). His service at ALDOT since 2010 has primarily consisted of coordinating the ongoing development of the ALDOT MS4 program among many ALDOT offices and communicating the outcomes of that program in various ways to other government agencies, the professional community, and the citizens of Alabama. Since assuming the role of Environmental Coordination Engineer in October 2017, he has participated in the coordination of ALDOT’s environmental activities more broadly. He is Chair of the MS4 Management Subcommittee of the IECA Education Committee and is on the board of directors of the Alabama Stormwater Association. Dr. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama and a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management.

    Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CPMSM, PWS

    Department Manager, Water/Environmental

    Nancy Schumm, PWS, CPESC, CPMSM is the award-winning author of 2 books on natural areas and plant history and 3 books on regional history. Nancy has been lecturing and presenting professional papers on environmental topics nationally and internationally since 1997. As a Department Manager in Baltimore for PRIME AE Group, Inc. Nancy manages the team that conducts forest and wetland delineations, and the wide array of permits for environmental issues in Maryland. In her spare time, Nancy can be found roaming around forests and sometimes hugging trees.

    Jordan Miller

    City of Charlotte

    Jordan Miller is the Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance Administrator for City of Charlotte Storm Water Services.  He has worked in the regulatory field for thirteen years with most of that time committed to stormwater management review, modeling, and enforcement.  Jordan is a licensed NC Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  

    You will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours for this webinar. 

    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 education@ieca.org

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