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... »

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. ... »

Presto Geosystems and a LEED® First for Door County

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Wisconsin’s Door County is known for its natural beauty, with much of its economy tied to nature-related tourism and businesses. Despite its strong reputation, the area has not actually had a LEED® certified commercial building. That is changing, now that the 7,400 sq. ft. Ridges Sanctuary has been constructed with the support of Presto Geosystems’ porous pavement technologies and othe... »

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... »

Sediment Basin Performance Paper Wins IECA Award

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The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has named the winner of its Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award for Environmental Connection 2016: Michael Perez, a graduate student at Auburn University. His paper, “Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology,” will be presented at the conference. Environmental Connection 2016 will be held... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

East Coast Erosion Control Announces Ownership Transition

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East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC (dba East Coast Erosion Control) has grown substantially in recent years, earned multiple business honors and awards, and appointed a new president (long-time employee Diane M. Hitt). This week, the company another major change: the departure of former Managing Partner Rickey Geissler. Geissler had been with the company since its inception, and in stepping away he ... »

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... »

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... »

November Webinar: Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Structures

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Live and on-demand education for engineers has really taken off. The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) ran a successful webinar series in 2014. The online site Geo-U.com has been delivering geosynthetics-related on-demand presentations from international experts. And the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) hosts monthly webinars. On November 12, Dr. Robert Koerner will continue the series with ... »

RemTech 2014 – The Future of Remediation

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It is very rich and prestigious the audience of stakeholders who will take part in RemTech Expo (www.remtechexpo.com), the most specialized event in Italy on the remediation of contaminated sites and the requalification of the territory, scheduled at Ferrara Fiere from 17 to 19 September 2014: the Regions and Municipalities, ISPRA and Arpa, the industry, the oil sector, Ports, Autostrade, Railways... »

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... »