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  • IECA Global Webinar Series: The Science of Pollution Avoidance

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 07/14/2021 at 4:00 PM (MDT)

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Science of Pollution Avoidance where we will focus on protecting our soil and water resources applying avoidance and mitigation approaches from around the world.

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    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Science of Pollution Avoidance where we will focus on protecting our soil and water resources applying avoidance and mitigation approaches from around the world. This three-part series will examine the circular economy, science behind healthy soils and managing water discharge from construction sites.

    Learn from industry leaders as they tackle pollution, while working to avoid impacts to water, promote healthy soil, and care for the environment. Attendees can expect to learn:

    1. About a circular economy, looking beyond the current take-make-waste model and the importance to our industry.
    2. The science behind healthy soils and vegetation establishment in protecting soil and water resources.
    3. How to achieve field compliance before the inspector shows up.
    4. Ways to manage water discharge from construction sites to protect the environment.

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, July 14: 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, July 15: 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Circular Economy – What is it and how does it impact our industry?
    Shonelle Gleeson-Willey, MEnMgmt, Director, Moss Environmental Pty Ltd.

    Living systems have been around for a few billion years and will be around for a lot longer. The natural world needs no waste dump or landfill site, instead material flows where one species waste is another’s food. Energy is provided by the sun, things grow and die and the nutrients are returned to the soil. This is the inspiration for a circular economy. As humans we have adopted a linear approach where we take, make, and then dispose. In this presentation we will look into how our waste can build capital rather than reduce it, using examples from the ESC industry, in essence how do we take what we currently have and move towards a true circular economy?


    Wednesday, July 21: 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, July 22: 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Managing Water Discharge from Construction Sites
    Andrew Earles, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC & Jennifer Keyes, CPESC, Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

    Stormwater runoff from construction sites has high potential for water quality impacts due to the accelerated erosion and sediment transport that occurs when a site is disturbed. Potential adverse effects from construction activities are managed through implementation of stormwater control measures (CMs) to reduce erosion, trap sediments, and prevent pollution through site management activities. The presenters will discuss the array of available CMs and share experiences with which practices are most effective and which ones can be problematic. When projects involve work in or near waterways or construction dewatering, one of the most important aspects of an effective stormwater management plan is a water management plan that describes how temporary measures such as diversions, stream crossings, and CMs adjacent to waterways are sized and how they will be implemented and maintained. The presenters will share examples of effective and ineffective water management approaches. Attendees will come away from this webinar with an enhanced understanding of stormwater CMs for erosion control, sediment management, and working in and near waterways and an understanding of the regulatory framework for construction site management in the U.S.


    Wednesday, July 28: 4:00PM Mountain Time
    Thursday, July 29: 8:00AM Sydney Time
    Challenges and Opportunities of Healthy Soil Management
    Alistair Mowat, Eurofins Food & Water Testing New Zealand

    An overview of recent scientific literature reviews on the management of soil health. Considers the evolving view of what is a healthy soil, including how it can be measured. Highlights current knowledge relating to plant, animal and microbial activity on soil health, as well as the effects of management practices. Discusses emerging risks, such as micro-plastics, and new approaches to remediation of soil health.


    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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    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).

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

    Vice President

    Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

    Dr. Andrew Earles is the Vice President of Water Resources with Wright Water Engineers, Inc. (WWE) in Denver, Colorado. Andrew has worked for WWE for 22 years since receiving his doctorate on projects related to stormwater management, hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, flooding, and related topics. While most of Andrew’s projects are in the western U.S., he has performed work around the work related to stormwater management and flooding at World Heritage Sites in Peru, Cambodia, Thailand, China, and Iraq. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and hold master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia.

    Jennifer Keyes, CPESC

    Water Resource Specialist

    Wright Water Engineers, Inc.

    Jennifer Keyes has spent the last 20 years assisting commercial, municipal, industrial and developers with stormwater management associated their construction sites and MS4 permits and programs. With an M.S. in forest hydrology and a B.A. in biology with an emphasis in ecology, Jenn also specializes in regulatory permitting, training in stormwater compliance during construction, best management practices/control measures, construction dewatering, environmental site assessments, bioassessments and water quality issues. Jenn is a certified CDOT Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (TECS) and Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) Preparer, and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).  She is also an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and has previously served on the Mountain States Chapter Board and on several IECA committees.

    Alistair Mowat

    Manager of Research and Development

    Eurofins Food and Water Testing New Zealand

    Alistair Mowat is currently the Manager of R&D and Innovation at Eurofins Food and Water Testing New Zealand.  He is also a Director on the Board of PlantTech Research Institute, and was a Co-theme Leader in the Our Land And Water National Science Challenge.  He has previously held an Innovation Leader role in Zespri International limited, and as a Scientist in the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand.

    You will receive Professional Development Hours per class in this Webinar Series. 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.

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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
      • Australasia Member - $25
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  • Featured Sessions from Southeast Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Listen to updates from EPA Region 4 and a keynote presentation on Sustainability at Marshall Space Flight Center from the 2021 Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference.

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    Listen to updates from EPA Region 4 and a keynote presentation on Sustainability at Marshall Space Flight Center from the 2021 Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference. 

    Credit: 2 Professional Development Hours 
    Cost: Free to Professional Plus Members | $25 IECA Members | $50 Nonmembers

    Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Updates
    Rachel Urban & Robyn DeYoung, EPA Region 4
    Meet EPA’s Municipal Ombudsman
    Jamie Piziali, EPA Region 4

    EPA’s new Municipal Ombudsman role was created by the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2019 to support communities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and provide information on federal assistance opportunities, technical assistance, integrated planning, and more. Come learn about the role and provide input on how this new role might best add value to your programs.

    Understanding the Navigable Waters Protection Rule: A New Definition of “Waters of the United States” and Implementation Updates
    Kacy Stable, EPA Region 4

    In June 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR): A New Definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS),” became effective. The NWPR identifies categories of waters that are federally regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and details what waters are not subject to federal jurisdiction. During this discussion, Kacy Sable will highlight some of the changes to the definition of WOTUS that may affect various permitting requirements and your programs. Kacy will also highlight some of the tools and resources available, to encourage consistent and successful implementation of the NWPR.

    Sustainability at Marshall Space Flight Center
    Shannon B. Fulenwider, NASA

    Established in 1960, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has a longstanding, successful sustainability program that focuses on energy and water efficiency as well as environmental protection. MSFC is known for pushing the envelope on environmentally responsible operations. In 2005, MSFC built NASA’s first building certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, achieving a Silver rating. MSFC has now grown their green building inventory to nine certified buildings.

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    Rachel Urban

    EPA Region 4

    Robyn DeYoung

    EPA Region 4

    Jamie Piziali

    Municipal Ombudsman

    EPA Region 4

    Jamie Piziali is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first Municipal Ombudsman. She serves as a resource for communities seeking to comply with the Clean Water Act and works directly with Agency leadership and regional offices to ensure uniform application of agency policies to municipalities. The Ombudsman supports communities in navigating federal assistance opportunities, technical assistance, permitting flexibilities, and integrated planning. Jamie brings almost fifteen years of experience in municipal and industrial wastewater permitting to the role from EPA’s Office of Water.

    Kacy Stable

    EPA Region 4

    Kacy is recognized as a national expert on WOTUS. As such, she’s performed hundreds of wetland delineations and assessed thousands of miles of streams, in over 20 states. Kacy’s WOTUS findings are documented in numerous expert reports and supplemented by her involvement in many notable court cases. Over the past several years, Kacy has served as an EPA technical lead on the NWPR. She reviewed of a portion of the 800 public comments received on the proposed rule, drafted a portion of the formal responses to the comments on the rule, contributed to drafting the Preamble to the rule, participated on various technical workgroups, as well as assisted with the creation of various implementation tools and resources. Kacy was awarded the EPA Bronze Medal for her NWPR contributions.

    Shannon B Fulenwider

    NASA

    You will receive Professional Development Hours per class in this Webinar Series. 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 Professional Development Hours.

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      • Professional member - Free!
      • Professional Plus member - Free!
      • Professional Plus Org member - $25
      • Student member - $25
      • Young Professional member - $25
      • Emeritus member - $25
      • Discounted Professional member - $25
      • Australasia Member - $25
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  • PNW Virtual Connection: Dust Control-Let’s Clear the Air

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Pacific Northwest Virtual Connection: Dust Control - Let's Clear the Air. Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of soil stabilization and dust control.

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    Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association, the Idaho State Representative and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of IECA

    Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for The Pacific Northwest Virtual Connection: Dust Control - Let's Clear the Air. This event offers two (2) recorded webinars with 2 hours of available Professional Development Hours. No cost for IECA members and $25 USD for nonmembers. Learn from industry leaders as they tackle the tough challenges of soil stabilization and dust control.

    Attendees can expect to learn about natural soil stabilizers for the control of dust on roads, mines, and stockpiles as well as controlling dust during typical construction activities such as earthmoving, hauling, cutting, drilling, and asphalt preparation.

    Agenda:

    On-Demand
    Dust Palliatives and Applications
    Matt Smith, HMI Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc.

    Maintaining air quality during construction is difficult. Environments and soil types vary as much as dust palliative products. This presentation will address application practices and product variations to find the right product for your project. 

    Controlling Fugitive Dust
    Derek Aubrey, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

    Why is fugitive dust an issue and what reasonable precautions can you take to prevent it. What things will a compliance inspector be looking for while observing your site. 

    On-Demand
    Managing Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects
    Dave Jenkins, CPESC, President IECA-PNW Chapter

    Fugitive dust from construction activities is a nuisance to neighbors, a hazard to workers and may violate local and state air quality regulations. This presentation, based on the 1997 AGC of Washington and Fugitive Dust Task Force brochure “Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects”, will cover construction dust sources and how to manage them, including earthmoving, loading, unloading, stockpiling, haul roads, concrete cutting and drilling, sediment track out and other construction “means and methods”.


    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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    David Jenkins

    Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer

    David Jenkins has been the Port of Seattle’s Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer for the past 21 years overseeing compliance on billions of dollars-worth of heavy civil public works construction projects at Sea-Tac International Airport, on the Seattle waterfront and Duwamish Waterway.

    Matt Smith

    Vice President

    HMI, Hamilton Manufacturing, Inc.

    Matt Smith is the current Vice President of Hamilton Manufacturing Inc. based out of Twin Falls, Idaho. HMI manufacturers soil remediation products and has been in business for over 50 years. In 2008 he graduated with a Masters of Research Technology from the engineering department of Swansea University, Wales, UK.  For the last 18 years, Matt has been developing domestic and international markets in over 20 states and 30 countries worldwide in mining, forest fire remediation, wetland restoration, and slope stabilization. 

    Derek Aubrey

    Compliance Inspector

    Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA)

    Derek Aubrey is a Compliance Inspector with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA), where he has worked for the last 13 years. During his time at SRCAA he has worked in various programs, including outdoor/agricultural burning, solid fuel burning devices, asbestos, inspections, and public complaints. As a compliance inspector assigned to a zone within Spokane County, Derek responds to dust complaints and inspects businesses that must routinely assess and control dust on their property.  

    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 two (2).

    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!
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  • The Practical Side of Implementing Stormwater Management

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

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    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:

    On-Demand
    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.

    On-Demand
    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.

    On-Demand
    Practical Implementation of BMP’s
    Rob Stangler, T.A. Schifsky & Sons, Inc.

    On-Demand
    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. 

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    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!
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  • IECA Design Standard: Sediment Basin

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

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    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.

    Included in this package is the recorded webinar from March 24, 2021 discussing this standard. Upon completion of the webinar, you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour. 

    Developed by the IECA Standards and Practices Committee.

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      • Professional member - Free!
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      • Student member - Free!
      • Young Professional member - Free!
      • Emeritus member - Free!
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  • IECA Western Virtual Connection: Stormwater Compliance on Construction Sites Through Teamwork

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

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

    On-Demand

    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.

Erika Horn, CESSWI

Senior Stormwater Compliance Manager

KCM Group

Erika is a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP), a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), a Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), a Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), and Trainer or Record (ToR).

Erika is an experienced environmental compliance manager who specializes in stormwater and dust control programs for land development companies. With over a fifteen years of experience, Erika has developed and coordinated environmental compliance programs that are tailored to a client’s specific needs, are cost effective, and are feasible for field implementation. Her programs have an excellent compliance record with local, state and federal agencies. In addition, Erika coordinates and provides specialized stormwater training for land development personnel, construction superintendents and sub-contractors. Erika is a frequent speaker at industry events and presented and moderated a panel at the 2020 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Conference.

Kim Aldrich CPESC, QSD/QSP

Regional Environmental Manager

LENNAR

Kim started her career in the stormwater industry 20 years ago as a municipal inspector, then moved to the private sector as a western regional manager for an engineering company who provided consulting services for SWPPP and compliance inspections.  She is currently a Regional Environmental Manager for Lennar Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the US. where she helps develop and implement corporate environmental policy and guidelines. Kim specializes in regulatory compliance for the states of California, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.

 Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of CA, Irvine in Biology and a master’s degree from the Donald Bren School at the University of CA, Santa Barbara in Environmental Science and Management; her focus was soil and water quality including fate and transport of pollutants. She is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC), QSP, QSD, CESSWI, and CESCL.  In addition to nearly 30 years of experience as an educator and trainer, Kim is a qualified as a Trainer of Record for California QSP/QSD training courses.

Carrie L. Stowers CEM, CESSWI, LEED AP

Managing Principal-Stowers Stormwater Compliance

Private Sector

Carrie Lynn Stowers, a Rocket from the University of Toledo, has over twenty five years of experience working in the environmental realm. Starting her career at the Nevada Test Site and then at the Nevada Power Company, she worked in the field as an Environmental Scientist, managing fuel and PCB spill reporting and cleanup; storage, transport and disposal of hazardous materials; stack testing and ambient air quality monitoring; under and above ground fuel tank management; and ground and surface water sampling and reporting. From there, Ms. Stowers took her field experience into the office working as a Senior and then Principal Planner for the Water Quality and Solid Waste Divisions at Clark County, Nevada.

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

Kathryn Dotchin has worked for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) for over 15 years. She currently is a Stormwater Compliance Inspector for the Bureau of Water Pollution Control’s Stormwater Branch. Prior to that, she worked in the Bureau of Waste Management (now the Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management) as a Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Inspector for 7.5 years and the Southern Nevada Recycling Coordinator at NDEP for 5.5 years. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Kathryn was the recipient of the 2007 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement for EPA Region IX and was presented with the March 2009 Women in History Award from the City of Las Vegas for her conservation efforts.

Mrs. Dotchin’s current duties as a Stormwater Compliance Inspector include compliance and enforcement of the Construction Stormwater General Permit and the Multi-Sector General Permit (aka Industrial Stormwater General Permit); permit writing, and facilitating outreach trainings. Mrs. Dotchin also volunteers as the Chair of the Public Education and Outreach Committee for the Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA).

Randall Wakumoto

Program Administration

City and County of Honolulu

Randall Wakumoto is the Program Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu’s Storm Water Quality Division within its Department of Facility Maintenance.  He has 25 years of engineering work experience with the City and County of Honolulu and has a Bachelor of Science’s degree in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University.  He also possesses a professional engineer’s license in the State of Hawaii.  His responsibilities involve administering the City’s storm water management program which includes coordinating with the various City departments to ensure compliance under the Federal Clean Water Act requirements.  He oversees a group of engineers, planners, environmental technicians and community relations specialists that perform various types of inspections, enforcement, water quality sampling and monitoring, public education, outreach and training.  In addition, the division is involved in managing and implementing a number of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects focused on improving water quality to help retain, capture, treat and mitigate the discharge of pollutants from entering the City’s storm drains, streams and nearshore waters.  

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

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  • IECA Global Series: Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

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    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 recorded webinars and a recorded 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.


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    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.


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    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.


    On-Demand
    Water Management and Soil Protection in Mining - Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Nicky Araujo, IECA Board of Director - President


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    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. 

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  • IECA Great Lakes Virtual Connection: Coastal Erosion Management

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

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    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 recorded 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.

    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.

    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.


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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    Slope Stabilization in Green Infrastructure Projects

    Dana Nunez Brown - Principal, Dana Brown and Associates

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    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.

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    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).



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  • Lo Mejor de la Conferencia Anual de la IECA

    Contains 16 Component(s), Includes Credits

    El contenido seleccionado de la Conferencia Anual Virtual IECA 2021 ahora está disponible bajo demanda. La educación de la Conferencia Anual incluyó contenido oportuno presentado por expertos expertos que brinda soluciones del mundo real a los problemas de la industria.

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    El contenido seleccionado de la Conferencia Anual Virtual IECA 2021 ahora está disponible bajo demanda. La educación de la Conferencia Anual incluyó contenido oportuno presentado por expertos expertos que brinda soluciones del mundo real a los problemas de la industria.

    Aproximación a la recuperación paisajística de una ribera en la cuenca baja del río Rímac, Lima, Perú
    Kelvin Reyes, Mg.Sc. – Deputy General Manager, Domus Consultoria Ambiental S.A.C.

    El río Rímac, el principal río de la capital del Perú (Lima), cuenta en su cuenca baja una ocupación urbana con condiciones complejas de uso que contribuyen a su estado de elevada degradación. La presentación desea mostrar una intervención piloto en un tramo de la ribera del río donde la comunidad participó del proceso de paisajismo a bajo costo y con una propuesta para futuras intervenciones a mayor escala.


    Barrera submarina con Megabags MSS (Suelo Mecánicamente Estabilizado)
    Ricardo Schmalbach, Biólogo Marino – CEO, GINALSAH. INC

    Megabag technology facilitates the construction of flexible biotically active solutions for the protection of coastlines and embankments. On this occasion we will deal with the claim of 350,000 m2 of coastal areas for use of infrastructure and recreation


    Control de Erosión en Minería Perú
    Gino Mathews, Post graduated degree – OPERATIONS MANAGER, MGM CONSULTORES

    Se muestra los trabajos realizados para controlar la erosión y los sedimentos durante las etapas de construcción, operaciones y cierre de los proyectos mineros en Perú. Los proyectos están ubicados en las tres regiones naturales del país: Costa, Sierra y Selva.En la Costa están en zona desértica, en la Sierra la altitud llega a 5,000 metros sobre el nivel del mar y en la Selva hay precipitaciones permanentemente y abundante vegetación.


    Defensas Contra la Erosión en Cauces Fluviales
    Gustavo O. SALERNO, CPESC – President, INMAC S.A.

    Se presentarán dos casos de éxitos acerca del Diseño y Construcción de Obras de Emergencia contra la Erosión en Cauces Fluviales. Uno correspondiente a la QUEBRADA DE BELEN KM. 4092.74 - ALCANTARILLAS Km. 4108,78 - RÍO LOCONTE - CATAMARCA - ARGENTINA; el otro caso corresponde a la Obra de Encauzamiento del Río San Francisco en su cruce con el Puente Carretero de la Ruta Provincial Nº 5 y el puente del Ferrocarril aledaño – SALTA - ARGENTINA


    Perfomance del Sistema Multicomponente Geocelular en las Defensas Ribereñas del R. Zarumilla, Peru
    Jesús Cardozo, Ms. Sc. – CEO, ANDEX

    El primer estudio de ingeniería de las D. R. R. Zarumilla se efectuó en el año 2,000 y determinó la ejecución de diques ribereños de suelo compactado; considerando para la protección de la cara húmeda de dichos diques gaviones tipo colchon de 0.20 m de altura, rellenos con piedras. Sin embargo, en el 2008 al tratar de iniciar la obra, se comprobó escasez de piedras tipo canto rodados; por lo que se necesitó otras alternativas, encontrándose como la mejor propuesta la protección de los diques con losas flexibles con el Sistema Multicomponente de Confinamiento Geocelular (GW) relleno de concreto. Esta alternativa combina la resistencia del concreto con la flexibilidad del GW, presentando ventajas ante una estructura rígida al momento de producirse deformaciones diferenciales en el terreno provocados por diferentes agentes externos.


    Remoción en masa mecánicamente estabilizada con Megabag (MSS)
    Ricardo Schmalbach, Biólogo Marino – CEO, GINALSAH. INC

    In this presentation you will be able to see the use of Megabag technology in the containment of mass soil removals, using the same soil from the collapse. A technology that reduces reconstruction times, quarrying, transportation of aggregates, gas emissions, time and money


    Revegetando Suelos Agotados
    Rene Barrientos, B.A.Sc, MBA – Sales Manager, ECBVerdyol

    Esta es una presentación acerca del uso de enmiendas bióticas, conceptos básicos que aclaran su importancia en nuestros proyectos de Revegetación. Los participantes aprederan sobre sus beneficios a traves de resultados en diferentes condiciones desafiantes.


    Transferencia de un método de control de la erosión en la agricultura
    Valentin Contreras Medrano – Director Técnico, Erosionzero

    La erosión del suelo es un proceso continuo que en condiciones naturales permite la regeneración de nutrientes y mantiene la fertilidad del suelo. Por este motivo se considerada aceptable una pérdida sostenible 1 Tm ha-1 año-1 (Verheijen et al., 2009). Sin embargo, las pérdidas de suelo por erosión hídrica y eólica en el área Mediterránea, y especialmente en cultivos como el del olivar, son muy superiores. Los valores cambian con el manejo agrícola y a lo largo del tiempo, pero estudios a largo plazo (Vanwalleghem et al., 2011) han señalado pérdidas de entre 29 y 47 Mg ha-1 año-1 en suelos de olivar.


    Información de crédito

    Cuatro (4) horas de desarrollo profesional

    Costo

    IECA Miembros | $50 USD
    No miembros | $75 USD

    Kelvin Reyes, Mg.Sc.

    Deputy General Manager

    Domus Consultoria Ambiental S.A.C.

    Kelvin Reyes is a graduate in Forestry Engineering, and has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science. Currently, he is an Environmental Science and Engineering PhD Candidate at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Lima, Peru. He is the Deputy General Manager of Domus Consultoria Ambiental SAC, a renowned environmental consultancy firm in Peru with 18 years of experience. The firm specializes in environmental services for industrial, mining, and petroleum companies. Kelvin is a university professor in the Continuing Education Program and the Civil Engineering Master Program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) where he teaches courses related to Environmental Impact Assessment, Rehabilitation of Degraded Areas, and Erosion Control. He also teaches topics related to Environmental Management and Mine Closure Plans at the GERENS Postgraduate School. He is a member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) where he has authored and co-authored articles related to revegetation and erosion control in Andean and jungle forest degraded areas impacted by mining and petroleum development.

    Ricardo Schmalbach

    CEO

    GINALSAH. INC

    Ricardo Schmalbach tiene como vocación el cuidado del ambiente, buscando siempre desde los principios de la biologia soluciones a problemas en el suelo y asi lograr el mejoramiento del ambiente. Es un Biólogo Marino con 24 años de experiencia en el control de erosión en costas y riberas. Preocupado por motivar a la acción para preservar el ambiente. En su busqueda por promover la actitud comprometida con el ambiente organizo el VIII CICES en Cartagena y es el actual presidente de IECAIberoamerica.

    Gino Mathews

    OPERATIONS MANAGER

    MGM CONSULTORES

    Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, PE

    President

    INMAC S.A

    CPESC 2006, is a 1996 gold medallist in Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Austral University in 2001. Mr. Salerno has been very active in the field of erosion control in Argentina through his work as a constructor or advisor for many Argentine state agencies. He is President of INMAC S.A., where he has also acted as advisor for the application of erosion control products for many companies in Mexico, USA, China, Japan and Australia. He has been President of the Iberoamerican Chapter of IECA and is a member of the Board of Directors of IECA


    Jesús Cardozo, Ms. Sc.

    CEO

    ANDEX

    Jesús Cardozo, Ms. Sc. Gestión Ambiental, Ing. Civil, Miembro de IECA desde 1997, Past Presidente del Capitulo Iberoamericano, Presidente Ejecutivo de ANDEX. Jesús, ha sido conferencista en los nueve pasados Congresos Iberoamericanos de Control de Erosión y los Sedimentos, I-IX CICES; asi como en diferentes congresos y conferencias internacionales de geosintéticos; lidera ANDEX empresa próxima a cumplir 30 años de actividad, orientada a ofrecer soluciones de la más alta tasa beneficio/costo para sus clientes, solucionando problemas de erosión de suelos, estabilidad de taludes, manejo de aguas y saneamiento, en sectores económicos como la minería, hidrocarburos e infraestructura; conformada por un equipo multidisciplinario de profesionales con experiencia internacional; trabajando con socios estratégicos lideres a nivel global, cuyo objetivo es brindar seguridad, calidad y prestigio para sus clientes y usuarios. La ingeniería y servicio técnico es la piedra angular de su estrategia diferenciada, combina adecuadamente las tecnologias de punta, la ingeniería regional y local latinoamericana, así como el conocimiento empirico ancestral de las comunidades que habitan cerca a los proyectos. En los años 90, en una de las Conferencia de IECA en Nashville-USA, tuvo la oportunidad de establecer una asociacion estratégica con Presto Geosystems, empresa que manufactura el mejor y más completo Sistema Multicomponente de Confinamiento Geocelular; y a traves de ellos han tenido la oportunidad de brindar la ingeniería de diseño y de acompañamiento para introducir exitosamente esta tecnología en los paises de habla hispana. Posteriormente han logrado efectuar el mismo tipo de alianzas con empresas similares, lideres a nivel mundial, como Huesker, Atlantis, Cofra y Aco; y con ellos han logrado la oportunidad de efectuar servicios de ingeniería suministro e ingenieria de acompañamiento, es decir EPCM; conforme lo requieran los clientes. Jesús, se siente entusiasta y comprometido para hacer esta presentación en español en una Conferencia de IECA - USA.

    Rene Barrientos, B.A.Sc, MBA

    Sales Manager

    ECBVerdyol

    Making the best out of opportunities to contribute with relevant eco-friendly improvements in different business lines has driven Rene's passion for new challenges. Born and raised in El Salvador in an environment closely related to coffee plantations influenced his early interest in environmental and agricultural sciences. Uniquely evolving through this path, helped shaped a technical sales career over diverse industries. The accumulation of combined experiences from distinct areas, such as crop production and crop protection, water pumping systems, pest control, and erosion control, has given way to a broad perspective providing sustainable solutions. Rene obtained his Agricultural Engineering, BSc degree in Zamorano University, Honduras, graduating with honours. Additionally, he earned an MBA degree from INCAE Business School, Costa Rica. As a professional fluent in English and Spanish has lived in several Latin American countries. He is currently committed to assisting as Regional Sales Manager for Canada, Midwestern U.S. and Latin America

    Valentin Contreras Medrano

    Agricultural Engineer, CEO and Technical Director

    Erosionzero

    Agricultural Engineer, CEO and technical director in BPS GROUP, for more than 25 years, dedicated to the design, production, execution, maintenance, dissemination and training of personnel for the implementation of erosion and desertification control systems, in the Ibero-American and North African area. Participating in all kinds of civil engineering projects for linear, mining and agroforestry infrastructures, as well as R & D  in collaboration with different Spanish universities and research centers.

     In Bonterra Ibérica, s.l., he directs the design, manufacture, distribution and technical advice for the application of all kinds of products for erosion control, using the Know How obtained with the experience of the entire group of companies.

     He has been Director and President of different associations related to erosion control and plant restoration such as the Ibero-American Chapter of the IECA or the Andalusian Association of Forest and Landscape Companies of Andalusia (AAEF).

    This series is worth 4 Professional Development Hours. You will earn professional development for each presentation you complete. 

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