PODCAST: The Rise of ClosureTurf® in Final Cover Systems

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Landfill engineering has advanced significantly over the past 35 years. Geosynthetic lining, capping, and final cover systems have had a lot to do with the tremendous success landfill operators have had in controlling leachate, protecting groundwater, and improving the long-term economics of active landfills and post-closure care periods. In regards to responsible closure of sites, one of the fast... »

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... »

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. ... »

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... »

PODCAST: Craig Benson on Sedimentation, Dams, and Watershed Health

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Geosynthetica opens its 2017 series of GeoTalk podcasts with a conversation about sedimentation, dams, and watershed health. Our guest is Craig Benson, an International Erosion Control Association Board Member and a division director for the private, non-profit Natural Resources Services in Eureka, California. NRS is a division of the Redwood Community Action Agency. There are more than 1000 commu... »

Custom Nonwoven Geotextiles Fight Lake Eutrophication

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Can nonwoven geotextiles prevent the suffocating damage of eutrophication in waterways? That is a question Titan Environmental Containment is helping answer in a collaborative project with environmental engineering professor Catherine Milligan and Concordia University (Canada). The NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant has been awarded for 2017-19 for the research project titled ̶... »

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... »

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 Field Tours at Environmental Connection 2017

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One will offer a number of field tours at Environmental Connection 2017, the annual conference and exhibition from the association. Learn-in-the-field opportunities include: Research Showcase at the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Facility (Pre-conference Session) – Learn proper design/installation techniques on various eros... »

IECA Offers Holiday Discount on Conference Registration

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is offering a special $100 discount on registration towards Environmental Connection 2017. The holiday discount is available through January 6. The conference will be held 21 – 24 February 2017 in Atlanta. Environmental Connection is a long-running, well-known show. The 2017 edition will feature a strong program of keynote speakers, technical ed... »

Environmental Connection 2017 Offers Much to Look Forward to

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The annual Environmental Connection conference and exhibition from the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) is a long-running, well-known show, but it’s history isn’t stopping evolution. With Environmental Connection 2017, the organizers have modified the format, as well as have formed a strong program of keynote speakers, technical education, networking opportunities, and c... »

Jim Cantore, Craig Zeller to Deliver Environmental Connection 2017 Keynotes

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 The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has officially announced its keynote speakers for Environmental Connection 2017.  Renowned meteorologist Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel will deliver opening  remarks. The conference will also feature Craig Zeller, PE, Senior Regional Project Manager with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Zeller has the honor of deliverin... »

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... »

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... »

East Coast Erosion Control Looks West in New Partnership

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Erosion and sediment control materials manufacturer East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) is partnering with Valley Erosion Supply. The new venture gives the privately held, Pennsylvania-based company a manufacturing and distribution site in Montana for even more efficient service to markets in the Midwest and Western United States. “We are thrilled to partner wit... »

Jim Tanner Takes the Reins at Profile

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Jim Tanner is no stranger to the inner workings and business development success of Profile Products LLC. He has spent 18 years at the company, being part of its exceptional growth in providing in soil, water, and vegetation management solutions.  The company has announced that Jim Tanner has been named President. In his new role, he will also continue to serve at the company’s Chief Operating Off... »

UNESCO and IECA Forge a Cooperative Agreement

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One Board of Directors have announced a cooperative agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The agreement has been approved with UNESCO Bureau of Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean through its International Hydrological Program (UNESCO IHP-LAC). “We are thrilled to work toget... »

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... »

Seattle Seminar: 5 Fundamentals for Land Rehabilitation

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On Wednesday, June 15, Profile Products and ACF West will present a high-quality seminar in Seattle: Five Fundamentals for Successful Land Rehabilitation Projects. Experts in agronomy, erosion control, and application of land rehabilitation materials will present on soil testing, vegetation species selection, erosion control selection, proper installation, and inspection and maintenance. Additiona... »

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 ... »

Improving Water with Catch Basin Donuts and Berms

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Water quality concerns are radically changing how municipalities manage runoff. A greater focus has been placed on preventing water from entering storm systems (e.g., through infiltration designs). Also, cities are increasingly turning to BMPs, such as catch basin donuts and berms, to remove sediment and other potential pollutants from entering the system. Canada-based BMP Supplies has been manufa... »

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... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Laura Clark, IECA

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During the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region 1 annual conference and exhibition, Geosynthetica’s director Elizabeth Peggs sat down with Laura Clark, marketing manager for IECA. Clark comments on the success of Environmental Connection 2016, the official introduction to IECA’s membership of its new Executive Director Sharan Wilson, and future activities with the IECA (e.g., mo... »