IECA 2018 Program Highlights and Opening Keynote

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The International Erosion Control Association 2018 Conference and Exhibition (IECA 2018) is fully ready for attendees to reserve accommodation and register for the conference. The program has been published with an advanced online version that enables users to click through for detailed session and presenter information. IECA 2018 will take place 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Vi... »

IECA 2018 Opens Housing and Registration, Publishes Full Program

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The International Erosion Control Association 2018 Conference and Exhibition (IECA 2018) is fully ready for attendees to reserve accommodation and register for the conference. The program has been set and published with an advanced online version enable users to click through for detailed session and presenter information. IECA 2018 will take place 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. ... »

REMINDER: 2018 IECA Abstracts Due May 31

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One reminds the engineering community that abstracts for the 2018 IECA Conference and Exhibition are due May 31. The 2018 IECA conference will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. 2018 IECA CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Suggested topics for the 2018 IECA Technical Program include: Erosion and Sediment Control Managing Soil for Vegetativ... »

Looking back on Geosynthetics in Land and Water, as the Magazine Ends

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By Chris Kelsey – In mid-2006 I was providing freelance editorial services for Geosynthetica. At the time, the publication was owned by the geosynthetics engineering consultancy I-CORP International. The consultancy’s founder and president, Ian Peggs, encouraged me to write an article for Land and Water. He was working on a story for Land and Water too. In discussion with Geosynthetica’s Dir... »

IECA Issues 2018 Call for Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One has issued the IECA 2018 Call for Abstracts for its annual conference and exhibition (Environmental Connection). The most recent edition was held February 2017 in Atlanta. IECA 2018 will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Abstracts are due May 31. 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The 2018 Call includes a number of suggested topi... »

IECA Establishes a Canadian Chapter

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA)  has formed a Canadian chapter. The association is setting the chapter up to serve as Canada’s “essential educational and networking resource for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and stream protection and restoration.” “We believe that the large and diverse community in Canada will find value and benefits in the IEC... »

Deadline Extension for Environmental Connection 2017

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A deadline extension has been announced for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) Environmental Conneciton 2017 conference. Presentation proposals are invited through June 15. NOTE: THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Environmental Connection 2017 will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual gathering is billed as the world’s largest s... »

Environmental Connection 2017 Call for Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) will hold Environmental Connection 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta 21 – 24 February 2017. The annual Environmental Connection gatherings are billed as the world’s largest soil and water conference and exhibition. IECA has issued its call for presentations. Abstracts due: May 31 Key Topics for Environmental Connection 2017 ... »

Early Bird Deadline for IECA / EPA MS4 Conference

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The 3rd Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference will be held 16 – 18 May 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. This IECA / EPA MS4 conference is jointly organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4. The early bird registration deadline is today, April 15. Join the event and contribute to the dialogue on M... »

Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

Seeking Abstracts: IECA/EPA Conference on MS4

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The 3rd Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference will be held 16 – 18 May 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, organized by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, is a conference on MS4 design and implementation strategies, exemplary projects, and best practices and technologies. Abstracts are being ... »

A Re-Energized Propex GeoSolutions Hits the Road

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After forming two new sales groups—Geotextile Sales and Erosion Control & Specialty Solutions—Propex GeoSolutions continues to reinvigorate its business. The company has announced a more ambitious face-to-face presence at industry shows. This includes three stops in February: American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) Winter Meeting – Tampa, Florida, February 2 – 4 Golf Industry Show (GIS) – San Die... »

Sharan Wilson Named Executive Director of IECA

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced its new Executive Director: Sharan Wilson. She succeeds Russ Adsit, who led the association for eight years. Wilson comes to IECA with an extensive background in leadership, including 20+ years in the telecommunications industry and just under a decade as an executive director in the non-profit  sector. “I am honor... »

6 Reasons to Attend IECA Environmental Connection 2016

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) Environmental Connection 2016 will be held February 16 – 19 in San Antonio, Texas. This is the world’s largest water and soil event and an essential, annual meeting point for all who are dedicated to or interact with erosion and sediment control engineering and technologies. Environmental Connection 2016 will include 130... »

IECA Announces Environmental Award Winners

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the environmental award winners for the 2015 Environmental Achievement Award and the 2015 Outstanding Professional of the Year. Top honors have been given to the Bijou Area Erosion Control Project (Lake Tahoe area) and field veteran John McCullah. The presentation for the awards will take place February 17 during the Env... »

Environmental Connection 2016: Last Day for Early Bird Rate

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) annual conference will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Register for Environmental Connection 2016 by December 11 and save up to $200. REGISTER ONLINE The host site for the conference is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Organizers have arranged room blocks at four hotels near the conference center. ... »

Best Rate for Environmental Connection 2016

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA Region One) annual conference will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Register for Environmental Connection 2016 by December 11 and save up to $200. REGISTER ONLINE The host site for the conference is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Organizers have arranged room blocks at four hotels near the conference center. ... »

Three Field Tours at Environmental Connection

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Region One annual event, Environmental Connection, will be held 16 – 19 February 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Organizers have announced three field trips affiliated with the conference for erosion and sediment control professionals. San Antonio River Improvements Project – Mission Reach The San Antonio River Improvements Project inc... »

Peer-Reviewed Online Education from IECA

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By Laura Clark – Did you know that all of IECA’s online education and webinars are peer-reviewed? IECA is constantly striving to improve and grow its educational offerings. All courses, whether live or in person, are peer-reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance, and usefulness to attendees. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) offers balanced insight in an effort to guide IECA Education... »

Environmental Connection 2016 Abstracts Due May 29

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) is accepting abstracts for Environmental Connection 2016 through May 29. Environmental Connection is the annual conference and exhibition of the association, and it’s one of the biggest events in the world for networking, education, and technology introduction and transfer at the intersection of construction, water quality, and infras... »

IECA Extends Nomination Period for Environmental Awards

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will honor winners of its Awards of Environmental Excellence during a special program at Environmental Connection 2015, which will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Honorees may be nominated by a colleague or be self-nominated, and winners of these environmental awards are selected by the IECA Awards Committee a... »

IECA Puts PDHs in Environmental Connection Magazine

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IECA UPDATE: The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has upped the value of membership. The Association is now offering four (4) PDH credits per year for members who complete a Magazine Content Quiz in the members-only publication Environmental Connection Magazine. Members can visit www.ieca.org/quiz and complete a content quiz to earn their extra credits. Additionally, IECA has also ... »

Environmental Connection Extends Abstracts Deadline

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) has extended the abstracts submission deadline for Environmental Connection 2015 to June 16. Environmental Connection 2015, the annual conference and exhibition from IECA Region One, will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Submit your topic This is the world’s largest event dedicated to erosion and sediment... »

Reminder: IECA Environmental Connection 2015 Abstracts

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) is currently accepting abstract submissions for educational courses and technical sessions (case studies, technical papers, workshops, forums, or posters) at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Presenting at Environmental Connection gives you the ability to share insights and content with your peers, enhance your profes... »

Upcoming IECA Region One Webinars

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) offers a wide range of webinar education opportunities. These programs focus on a diverse range of applications, industries and products. Multiple courses, for example, touch upon erosion and sediment control angles in the oil and gas industry (May 7, May 21, June 18). On August 20, a Spanish-language session on RUSLE tools for evalua... »