The International Erosion Control Association:

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.

Our 2,500 members represent over 30 countries and 22 fields of professional practice. IECA’s diverse membership supplies a unique network of specialists who are capable of solving a broad range of problems caused by soil erosion and its by-product—sediment.

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As a member of IECA, you gain access to a vast body of knowledge, high-quality training programs, the latest tools and tactics, exposure to leading-edge thinking and products, and opportunities to interact with stormwater, erosion and sediment control peers around the world.



IECA is recognized as the leader in continuing education for the erosion & sediment control and stormwater management industry. Offering top notch training, IECA offers education opportunities through over 100 online courses in the eLearning Library, monthly webinars, local roadshows, national and international conferences, and private on location training. Take some time to explore all of IECA’s educational opportunities.



As an IECA member, you’ll get unlimited access to our vast members-only resources, tools and content to increase your effectiveness and learn vital information to keep you current stay on top of change and meet the challenges it presents.


IECA's Revived Pre-Conference Program

IECA is proud to offer conference attendees a pre-conference program, on Tuesday, February 20th, with new energy, new courses and interactive learning. This year the pre-conference program features a Full Day Field Tour to Auburn University's Erosion & Sediment Control Testing Facility; four Half Day Courses taught by top industry instructors including presenter of the year 2016, Dwayne Stendlund; and two Full Day Courses providing the in-depth training you have been seeking. Don't miss this chance to take advantage of these education opportunities!

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[Live Webinar] Permeable Pavement Design and Construction

Stormwater drainage technology has evolved to the point where it is now possible to create permeable pavements that allow stormwater drainage to occur almost immediately. The benefits to permeable pavements include having rainwater drain directly into soil, decreasing urban heating, and reducing overall stormwater runoff. This webinar focuses on what constitutes permeable pavement, design tools and methodologies in designing permeable pavement, the structural and hydrological capacities, and design traffic characterization.

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MS4 Conference | Call for Presentations Deadline Extended  

The EPA Region 4, IECA Southeast Chapter, & IECA Region One are hosting their 4th Annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charleston, SC May 15 - May 17, 2017. Speaking at this conference provides you a platform to share insights and content with your peers, enhance your professional development, and learn from your colleagues. Submission due date is January 20, 2017.

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Look for Our Revamped Magazine Soon!

You might notice something a bit different when you open the January/February issue of Environmental Connection - the official publication of IECA. We've redesigned, refined and reinvigorated our print publication to better serve you, our members. Our readers value the Environmental Connection as a source of quality information, ideas and as a resource to keep and reference. You'll find the new design cleaner and more consistent and you will have a more enjoyable reading experience.

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IECA News & Announcements

  • IECA State of the Industry Webcast

    IECA hosted it's first State of the Industry webcast on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. A team of industry experts provided IECA membership with insights into today's economy, current weather events, EPA regulations, and a global update. This sell-out event is available free to the IECA membership on our eLearning website: IECA eLearning

  • IECA's New eLearning Library

    In February 2016, IECA launched its new and improved online learning management system (LMS). This new system has been completely integrated into IECA's website providing members a single sign on experience. The site houses over 100 courses ranging from recorded IECA webinars, online courses and vendor webinars to package deals and currently hot topics in the industry. This has been a year process for IECA and the education staff. Many staff members worked tirelessly on the implementation, design and testing of the new system. “After months of hard work I am delighted we are launching our new Learning Management System,” says Joanna Fetherolf, IECA’s Director of Education. “IECA’s eLearning will now provide attendees with a user-friendly experience and additional features, such as a refined search engine, tracking of student transcripts and access to free member events. IECA is constantly striving to improve our education and this is another step forward."

  • IECA is Seeking Volunteers for Environmental Connection 2017

    Volunteer shifts are available for you to sign-up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Shifts available include: bag stuffing and assisting attendees with questions and how navigate the conference. They're between 2 - 4.5 hours long on February 21-24, 2017.

  • Canadian Chapter of IECA Officially Announced!

    The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) announced November 1, 2016 the establishment of a new chapter in Canada. The Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association is Canada’s essential educational and networking resource for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control and stream protection and restoration.

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IECA Webinar:

Permeable Pavement Design and Construction

January 18th
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central Time 

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