Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment
Includes a Live Event on 2021/10/13 at 3:00 PM (MDT)
Hosted by the International Erosion Control Association
Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for Get Erosion and Sediment Control to Work for You: Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment. This series will focus on erosion control from the beginning. First take a step back to the basics of erosion control with a look at the importance of controlling erosion on site. Then we will dive into the importance of planning and investing up front on erosion control. We will look at implementing the plans and the importance of flexibility when plans change. Finally, we will look at some real-life storm event case studies and ways to be storm ready in your projects.
Learn from industry leaders as they discuss getting erosion and sediment control to work for you and your site. Attendees can expect to learn:
- The basics of erosion and sediment control.
- How to proactively plan for success and grow for your site as things change.
- Hear about real-world examples to prepare your site for storms.
Erosion and Sediment Control 101 – Back to Basics
Erosion is defined as movement and consequent displacement of soil particles due to agents like water, wind, ocean currents, ice by downward, down-slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms. It is a natural process but, in many cases, it is increased by many factors, e.g. unmanaged construction activity of roads, railways and industrial areas. This presentation presents a general introduction to soil erosion and possible applications to mitigate this important natural process. It will be introduced a quick overview of EPA Rules and Regulations and the concept of Best Management Practice for erosion and sediment control.
Planning for Success: Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Design to BMP Installation
Numerous factors impact our project’s Erosion and Sediment Control efforts. However, some of those factors can be mitigated by proper planning. Our efforts from preconstruction through post construction do make a difference. By setting high expectations for all phases and encouraging our project personnel to be proactive, we can achieve environmental compliance. Join me as we talk about possible approaches.
Being Disaster Prepared in a Period of Consequences
In this presentation, we will explore the oncoming period of long term changes to our planet's climate and environment. Daily we see more and more disasters like forest fires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, permanent lost of ground water resources, and sea level rise. These growing climate challenges that we are facing now will demand that we learn how to be better prepare for disasters in the future. If you don’t plan, then you plan to fail.
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Mr. Stefano Rignanese is a civil engineer and has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. He joined Maccaferri in 2012 as Junior Engineer in the Head Quarter in Italy, where he has achieved complete expertise in Maccaferri solutions involving several engineering sectors: from geotechnical to hydraulic and from civil to structural engineering. Mr. Rignanese was promoted to Technical Manager of Maccaferri de Mexico S.A. de C.V. where he spent 4 years and oversaw all the technical and commercial proposals. He is currently North America Technical Marketing Manager since January 2018. Additionally, in 2020 and 2021, he won back-to-back the Four Under 40 Young Professional Awards, the IECA award that recognizes Four Outstanding Professionals Under 40* in stormwater and erosion and/or sediment control projects, programs, or IECA support that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.
Donald Pearson, EI, CPESC
Assistant Resident Engineer
Summit Design and Engineering Services
After a 30 year career with North Carolina Department of Transportation that ended in May of this year, I decided to start a second career with Summit Design and Engineering Services in late June. Prior to my retirement from NCDOT, I served as the Roadside Environmental Field Operations Engineer in piedmont area of the State where I was responsible for ensuring the Department’s infrastructure projects maintained environmental compliance with the North Carolina Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act, State and Federal Water Quality requirements, and NPDES permit expectations. As an Engineer with Summit, I am using my experience to train and support contractors and inspectors assigned to NCDOT and local Municipality projects. I have invested a lot of time and energy in the Environmental Compliance arena and am a believer in setting the bar high when it comes to Environmental expectations. I view educational development/training as an important part of success, and I am also a believer in accountability. Settling for average should never be a goal and efforts to try and be better should always be encouraged and supported.
I am an alumnus of North Carolina State University’s Agriculture and Life Sciences Department and earned a B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology in 1990. I obtained my Certification as an Engineering Intern in 1999 and my Certification as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control in 2004. I am a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and currently reside in Fuquay Varina with my wife, Robin. We are the proud parents of two adult children, Megan (26) and Riley (23).
Owner of Lunsford Environmental LLC
Lunsford Environmental LLC
Hal Lunsford is a 42-year career environmentalist who earned his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and master’s degree work in Public Administration from the University of West Florida.
He is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the Southeastern Chapter of the IECA. He is actively serving his second term as the Florida IECA Member’s Representative in the Southeastern Chapter of IECA. Currently, Hal is Chairperson of the Erosion and Sediment Control Education Track Committee in the IECA. He is also an active member in the U.S. Green Building Council, researching sustainability and climatic change effects on future construction.
In 1984, he was an Environmental Specialist with the State of Florida Department Environmental Protection, and worked in air pollution, solid waste management, ground water UTS Program, State wetland delineation, and storm water pollution. Hal later employed with Escambia County as a Land Use Planner, Environmental Code Enforcement Officer, and Senior Disaster Planner. During his time as Senior Disaster Planner, he updated the disaster plan which utilized the Emergency Support Function (ESF) concept deployed by FEMA. His plan was successfully tested by two of the top hurricanes to hit Escambia County which led to his achievement of the Governor’s Award for the Outstanding Disaster Planning in Florida. Hal served as Chairperson of the City of Milton’s Planning Board for over 16 years, to bring about the development of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Land Use Regulations.
In 1999, he employed in the private sector for ten years as the Senior Environmental Manager for one of the largest privately owned road paving companies in Florida. He returned to the State of Florida to work as the Statewide Training Coordinator for Florida’s Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector’s educational qualification program. During this period, he updated and rewrote the State’s training manual along with all training materials plus automated testing materials to facilitate an online Statewide training program. He managed this educational program until he retired from the State of Florida at the end of 2018.
Currently, he owns and manages Lunsford Environmental LLC which is an environmental, stormwater erosion and sediment control education training and consulting company. Hal has taught thousands throughout the State of Florida in the erosion and sediment control classes since 2000. Hal has over 21 years of private and public sector experience in construction site erosion and sediment control inspections. Hal is considered one of the top leading experts in the erosion and sediment control industry.
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).
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