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.
Connect, educate and develop the worldwide erosion and sediment control community.
To be the global resource for people who share a common concern for the prevention and control of erosion.
- Position members for success through leadership development.
- Enhance members’ professional knowledge at each career stage through technical information exchange, facilitation of research opportunities and encouraging diversity in professional development.
- Promote the work of IECA members and recognize their contributions to society.
- Manage the Association with a solid foundation of resources that sustains our mission.
- Represent the interests of members to local, regional and national government leaders.
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Membership Provides Benefits You Won't Find Anywhere Else
I don’t think you can afford to be in the erosion control business and not be a member of IECA. Thats how Dave Snyder, CPESC, marketing manager for Webtec, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and first vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter describes the value of belonging to IECA a growing organization that connects, educates and develops the worldwide erosion and sediment control community.
IECA provides a wide range of services to its members. They include educational activities,
like conferences, workshops and field days plus, depending on type of membership, a variety of other benefits, such as News to Use, IECAs quarterly newsletter; the annual Membership Directory and a subscription to Erosion Control Journal, IECAs official magazine.
Ronel Suthers, with African Gabions, Cape Town, South Africa, and a director of IECAs
South Africa Chapter, rates Erosion Control as the primary benefit. For us in Africa, its like a crystal ball, she says. It allows us to look into the future of erosion and sediment control.
At the same time, IECA offers intangible benefits that are truly unique and valuable. These benefits stem from the act of associating with other erosion control professionals.
Membership is the glue that binds IECA and the erosion control industry together,
says Meg Tully, IECAs Association Development Director. IECA provides the opportunity for individual members to be part of something much larger than themselves, to connect with one another in forming a worldwide community of like-minded people dedicated to minimizing accelerated erosion of soil caused by wind or water.
Robert Connelly, CPESC, and long-time IECA member and immediate past president of IECAs
Mid-Atlantic (U.S.) Chapter, puts it this way: IECA members speak my language, he says. How many people can you talk to at a party about the latest in geosynthetics, hydroseeding equipment, biotechnical slope stabilization or any of a number of other aspects of erosion and sediment control. Membership in IECA allows you to talk about state-of-art erosion control concepts and techniques with people who share your interests.
While you cant put a price on such an intangible benefit, its a very real and vital one one youll enjoy only as an IECA member.