Watershed Geo Adds Ming Zhu as Director of Engineering

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Dr. Ming Zhu, P.E. has distinguished himself over the past decade in the geotechnical field through work with a major private consulting firm and through serving major bodies such as ASCE’s Geosynthetics Committee and the Transportation Research Board’s Geo-Environmental Committee. Now, he’s taking on an even bigger role: Director of Engineering for Watershed Geo. In his new position, Dr. Ming Zhu... »

Active LFG Collection Design with ClosureTurf®

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Agru America has published its fourth technical webinar. The topic for the latest educational offering is Active LFG Collection Design with ClosureTurf®–an Engineered Final Cover System. ACTIVE LFG COLLECTION Presented by Chris Richgels, P.E. and in partnership with Watershed Geo, which developed the ClosureTurf system, the 50-minute recorded session addresses topics such as: Infiltration Hy... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

EPA Finalizes Clean Water Rule

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The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on May 27 that a long battle to update and expand the protection of the Clean Water Act to all like waters in the US has, at least for a moment, come to a close. A final rule—the Clean Water Rule—has been accepted. This follows debate and litigation going back nearly 15 years. The EPA worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the updated rule, w... »

3 IECA Opportunities, 3 Deadlines

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) rarely enjoys a quiet moment. The organization is very active in education, event management, and general promotion of expert and issues influencing the field. As we head towards the center of the year, three IECA opportunities stand out. ** 1. Environmental Connection 2016 Abstracts Due May 29 The annual Environmental Connection is t... »

Free Expo Passes to Environmental Connection 2015

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Geosynthetica has 25 expo hall passes to give away to Environmental Connection 2015. The event, which is hosted by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One, will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The expo will be held February 17 – 18. The first 25 to register for the expo-only option and use Geosynthetica’s special coupon code (trailblaze)... »

VIDEO: A Profile of ClosureTurf™ at US Landfills

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Beginning with an interview from the Potola Landfill in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, a new video from Watershed Geosynthetics focuses on the innovative ClosureTurf™ barrier system. The system utilizes geomembrane (from Agru America) and synthetic turf to create a natural-looking cover. As shown in the video and through testimonials from across the country, landfills and local agencies are... »

SWEMA Announces New Board

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The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced a new Board of Directors late Friday (January 23) in a release. The new Board’s term will cover 2015 and 2016. The results: President: Will Harris (Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions) Vice President: Derek Berg (Contech Engineered Solutions) Treasurer: Kevin McKee (Hydro International) At-Large: Ernie Carrasco (Rinker Materials... »

FINAL DAY of Early Reg Rates at Environmental Connection 2015!

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Don’t pay higher rates for Environmental Connection 2015 (15 – 18 February 2015). The early-bird registration deadline is today, Friday, January 9. This rate enables you to receive up to USD $100 off of your full conference pass registration at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Oregon. REGISTER ONLINE Early-bird pricing means: Sunday Full-Days: Member: $299, Non-Member: $349 (... »

IECA Deadlines: Scholarships, Registration Discounts, Hotel Cut-Off

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual event, Environmental Connection, 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Readers should be aware of a number of key IECA deadlines related to the conference. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: January 1 IECA has partnered with various sponsors to help provide financial assistance for industry professionals to attend Environ... »

Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs

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The December 2014 issue of Land and Water Magazine (www.landandwater.com) includes an extensive piece on “Independent, Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs.” Authored by C. Joel Sprague (TRI Environmental), Peter Kemp (Wisconsin DOT), and Katheryn Malusky (AASHTO NTPEP), the article describes the development of full-scale testing in erosion control materials, curr... »

IECA Product Practicum Schedule

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual conference and exhibition 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. At Environmental Connection 2015, seven companies have been selected to present in the product practicum forum. Each presentation will be an hour and offer in-depth looks at cutting-edge environmental technologies. The schedule: Monday, Feb... »

Alternative Approaches to Channel Lining Systems

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By Geofabrics Australasia – Councils often turn to rock-lined or concrete channel lining systems for open channels and to regulate flow to prevent flooding and property damage. Last year Geofabrics Australasia launched the SmartDitch® Channel Lining System to provide another alternative to Australia’s engineers and local governments. SmartDitch® is a leak-free channel lining system eng... »

IECA Region One Board of Directors and By-Laws Changes

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Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association Region One membership voted to newly elect Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP; Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC and Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC. Koepke, Sanders and Schneider will begin their terms on the Board of Directors in February, alongside fellow members Brock Peters, CISEC; Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI; Julie Etra, CPES... »

Environmental Connection Scholarship

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IECA has partnered with various sponsors to help provide financial assistance for industry professionals to attend Environmental Connection 2015. Recipients of these scholarships will be given a complimentary full-conference pass. Learn more: http://www.ieca.org/Conference/annual/scholarship.asp Environmental Connection is IECA’s premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control an... »

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... »

Environmental Connection 2015 Call for Presentations

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One has issued the Call for Presentations for Environmental Connection 2015. The event is the annual conference and exhibition from IECA, and it is the world’s largest event dedicated to erosion and sediment control. Environmental Connection 2015 will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Abstracts are due by 30 May 201... »

IECA Short Courses at Environmental Connection

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) will hold a number of full-day courses on February 25 during Environmental Connection 2014. The full conference takes place 25-28 February 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. IECA Short Courses include: Slope Stability Analysis and Reinforcement Principles – Instructor: Stanley Miller, PE, CPESC Soil Microbiology and Restoration Ecology – ... »

IECA, EPA Region 4 Forming August 2014 MS4 Event

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Denver, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One and the IECA Southeast Chapter has signed an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 to hold a two day conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in August 2014. The primary focus of the event will be management of the MS4 function within the EPA Region 4 states. The conference, the “Munici... »

terrafix® Winter Seminar Series Hits the Road

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The latest newsletter from terrafix® includes news of the company’s educational Winter Seminar Series hitting the road. The company has long sponsored educational seminars, including special sessions with expert speakers from the engineering field and academia joining the their own international in-house experts. This winter, the terrafix® team is making itself available to do special visits... »

GSI Webinar – Geosynthetics in Heap Leach Mining

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By Geosynthetic Institute – The next GSI Webinar will be “Geosynthetics in Heap Leach Mining.” It will take place 13 November 2013 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (EST). This continues the Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI) monthly webinar series, with each session being held every second Wednesday of the month. REGISTER VIA THE GSI WEBSITE   Over the past ten years the extractio... »