Roadway Slope Erosion Control in the Port d’Envalira Mountain Pass

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The problem of slope superficial instability at the Port d’Envalira mountain pass in Andorra has been solved with a geomat erosion control solution. Maccaferri’s MacMat® product provided the environment to enhance the growth of vegetation through the mat. After a year in the field, the slope has successfully revegetated. By Maccaferri – Port of Envalira is a mountain pass and the highest paved roa... »

Dwayne Stenlund Wins Environmental Connection Presenter Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced the winner of its Environmental Connection 2016 Presenter of the Year award. Dwayne Stenlund, CPESC has been honored for his presentation “Developing Best Management Practice Guidance Matrix Decision Trees.” The talk was presented twice and with strong audience support during the annual Environmental Connecti... »

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 ... »

Denver Downs to Host IECA Southeast Field Day, September 24

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The International Erosion Control Association Southeast Chapter (IECA Southeast) will host its annual Field Day on 24 September 2015 at the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina. The full-day event includes up to 6.5 professional development hour (PDH) credits. REGISTER ONLINE DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER (PDF) DDRF is an outdoor laboratory that enables full-scale, standardized... »

VIDEO: Subsoil Drainage Systems

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On its YouTube channel, Geofabrics Australasia has published a new video detailing the advantages of subsoil drainage systems, such as the Megaflo® system. The rigid, high-flow velocity panel drain is utilized in improving roadway integrity and maintaining the playability of sports fields. The subsoil drainage solution is also quite strong. With its crush resistance, it is even used in mining oper... »

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 and WEF Announces Memorandum of Understanding

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DENVER, Colo. – 29 May 2014 – The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announce their new memorandum of understanding. The purpose of this agreement is to establish and recognize the two organizations’ common interests in order to commit to working together to advance the mutual interest, mission and objectives of each organization.... »

Call for Presentations for Environmental Connection 2015

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Denver, Colo. ‐ The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for presentations for Environmental Connection 2015, annual conference and expo. Combining quality education with a top‐notch expo, this is the premier gathering place for the erosion and sediment control community. The 2015 conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. February 15‐18, 2015.... »

Video Interview: Laura Felux, IECA

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At the conclusion of Environmental Connection 2014 (Nashville, Tennessee), Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs sat down with Laura Felux, Marketing Manager of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One. Laura reports on the exceptional success of this year’s Environmental Connection, including highlights and new features at the conference. She also looks ahead to the 2015 event in... »

NYSDOT Approves Solmax Geomembranes

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Montreal (Qc) – 2 April 2014: Solmax is proud to announce that its HDPE geomembrane has recently been added to the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) approved material list. The NYSDOT’s mission is to ensure that their customers, those who live, work and travel in New York State, have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.  As such, t... »

Update from Environmental Connection 2014

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IECA’s annual conference and expo, Environmental Connection, is the world’s largest soil and water event. Environmental Connection is the industry’s gathering place for developing business relationships, learning new ways to approach your work and finding the products or services to make your job easier. The 2014 conference will be held February 25-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Reso... »

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... »

KC Conference Targets Stormwater Management in Transportation

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Great Rivers Chapter serves professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. The Chapter’s Fall Conference will be held 29-30 October 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza. The conference will operate with the theme “Stormwater Solutions in the Transpor... »

VIDEO: Inlet Protection

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The Minnesota Erosion Control Association (MECA) has launched a new series of erosion and sediment control-related educational videos. The latest is a video on inlet protection. It’s a succinct, sub-4 minute video that focuses on why inlet protection is so important (even on small sites), some different styles of products on the market, and affiliated maintenance issues. For more from MECA, ... »