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.

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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.

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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.

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IECA Regional Roadshows: Houston, TX and Washington, DC

The IECA Regional Roadshow is hitting the road for the summer of 2017. The first stop will be June 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas for the  Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Workshop. Following that event the roadshow will move to Washington, DC on July 27, 2017 for the Urban Stream Construction Workshop. Both workshops will feature morning sessions followed by an afternoon field trip. Additional regional roadshows will be coming soon including Manchester, New Hampshire and Albuquerque, New Mexico! 
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Student Poster Session Winners at Environmental Connection 2017!

Each year, IECA hosts poster presentations at its annual conference. At Environmental Connection 2017, we had 15 poster presentations. Click below to view the award winners for 2017! 
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The smarter way to stay on top of the erosion control industry. A weekly e-mail newsletter specifically designed to bring the most important and timely industry news stories to the IECA membership and stakeholders. Each week, SmartBrief delivers the most relevant industry news direct to your mailbox. 
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[Live Webinar] Lessons in LID Construction

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Low Impact Development (LID), an innovative stormwater management approach that treats, infiltrates, filters, and retains runoff at the source, is quickly becoming the new norm in Ontario. Construction of LID practices involves techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. Failing to follow proper LID construction methods can result in barren bioretention landscapes, clogged infiltration practices, uneven permeable pavements, and ultimately costly post-construction repairs. This course is applicable to anyone involved in the design, construction, and inspection of LID, whether it is in a large subdivision development or a small parking lot retrofit. Instructors will take participants through each step of the LID construction highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques. Participants will also receive recommendations for specifications and tender contracts. The experienced instructors will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario and similar cold climate regions. 
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IECA News & Announcements

  • New CEU Accredited Online Course | Rain Water Harvesting: Applications and Maintenance

    This new online course is provides 0.1 IACET Accredited CEUs. Presented by William Lord this presentation will take an in depth look at the pressure on domestic water supplies and stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces becomes more of a problem, rain water harvesting can lessen pressure on water supplies and reduce stormwater runoff. Rain water harvesting has been used for centuries. In ancient Rome and Byzantium water was stored in huge underground cisterns to help walled citied withstand sieges. In climates with alternating wet and dry seasons water can be stored in cisterns to provide supply in the dry season. Rainwater harvesting can provide economical irrigation water as well as non-potable water for domestic toilet flushing, clothes washing, and car washing if plumbing codes allow.

  • New CEU Accredited Online Course | Bioengineering and Biotechnical Soil Stabilization

    This new IACET accredited online course condenses nearly 20 years of John McCullah's experience into1 hour. The course includes fascinating facts about the history of bioengineering in the West. Where did the term “Straw Wattle” originate? Answers to the question about “design life” of biotechnical methods lie in understanding successional reclamation? Plus, this course will offer 4 of the most useful willow methods.

  • IECA Announces Two Stops for the IECA Regional Roadshow: Houston, Texas and Washington, DC

    The IECA Regional Roadshow is hitting the road for the summer of 2017. The first stop will be June 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas for the  Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Workshop. Following that event the roadshow will move to Washington, DC on July 27, 2017 for the Urban Stream Construction Workshop. Both workshops will feature morning sessions followed by an afternoon field trip. Additional regional roadshows will be coming soon including Manchester, New Hampshire and Albequque, New Mexico! 

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