IECA Update: Hurricane Response, Board of Directors Election Results

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As communities throughout the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, southeast Texas, and Florida recover from hurricane flood damage, the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has issued a statement, extending its sympathies to affected communities and emphasizing its membership’s interest in being part of the recovery process. “Our members have a vast knowledge of drainage, stormwater and... »

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... »

Cartagena 2016: Changing Infrastructure, Changing Soils

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Changing infrastructure changes soils, and our responses to the geotechnical challenges of our soils—the solutions we choose—determine the sustainability and long-term economics and successful performance of our infrastructure. This is a central point to Cartagena 2016. This 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (VIII CICES – Cartagena 2016) will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 an... »

Participating Companies at VIII CICES, Cartagena

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The 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (VIII CICES) will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 at the five-star Hotel las Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. This International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Iberoamerican Chapter event includes participating companies and institutions from throughout the Americas. Key topics include: Urban infrastructure and the biotic processes of ... »

Cartagena to Welcome VIII CICES in August

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The city of Cartagena has had to confront numerous erosion challenges. The ways in which the city has responded makes Cartagena an excellent destination for VIII CICES – the 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control. VIII CICES will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 at the Hotel las Americas, a five-star hotel along the Caribbean Sea. Pre-conference courses will take place on August 14 ... »

8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control

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Cartagena, Colombia will host the 8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (CICES) 14 – 18 August 2016. The conference theme is “Embracing the Soil.” This gathering, also known as VIII CICES, is the most important educational event in Latin America related to erosion control, sediment management, and rivers. It raises awareness of the importance of protecting, repairing, stabiliz... »

Cartagena 2016 Targets Soil and Water Quality

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Cartagena 2016 (VIII CICES – Congreso Iberoamericano de Control de Erosion) will be held 14 – 17 August 2016 in Cartagena, Colombia. It is the 8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion Control and organized by the IberoAmerican Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region 1). The theme of VIII CICES is “Embracing the Soil.” The event aims to raise awareness o... »

Last Day to Register for Plastic Pipe Short Courses in Texas

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The extended registration period for the corrugated and solid wall plastic pipe training courses in Austin, Texas comes to a close on October 2. The two 1.5-day sessions, which are part of Pipe Week professional development activities, will feature expert instruction on pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performa... »

Plastic Pipe Training Courses Include PPI Experts

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Pipe Week returns with two 1.5-day plastic pipe training courses. The events will be held at TRI Environmental’s Austin, Texas campus. Both corrugated (October 6 – 7) and solid wall plastic pipe (October 8 – 9) will be addressed. Major topics include pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performanc... »

Pipe Week Courses, October 6 – 9

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Pipe Week returns with two 1.5-day short courses to be held at TRI Environmental’s Austin, Texas campus. Both corrugated (October 6 – 7) and solid-wall plastic pipe (October 8 – 9) will be addressed. Major topics include pipe and conduit, applications, basic polymer chemistry, resins, polymeric properties, testing, specification, long-term performance, long-term hydrostatic stren... »

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... »

TRI Announces Plastic Pipe Short Course for April

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Mario Paredes, P.E., spent nearly 20 years working for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). His career there included a 6-year post as Florida’s State Corrosion Engineer, which included a broad level of responsibility for oversight of material durability, such as in plastic pipe applications. He’s now joined TRI Environmental as a Senior Engineer, and on April 22 and 23 he̵... »

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 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 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... »

D35 Proposing Standard for Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 17 July 2014 – A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives... »