IECA Webinars series offers top quality industry training presented by subject matter experts for industry professionals. Receive PDH/CEU credit from the comfort of your home or office. Customized web training is also available please contact IECA Education for more information. 

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These events are 1 - 2 hour(s) in length and worth 1 - 2 Professional Development Hour (PDH)/0.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). 

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March 21, 2018

Maintenance of Permanent Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Group Watch Available!

As more permanent stormwater best management practices (BMPs) are being installed across the nation, performing ongoing maintenance has been a challenge. Permanent stormwater BMPs are now required in most urban developments across the country and it is crucial that these BMPs be maintained correctly. All permanent stormwater BMPs require regular maintenance to remain operating as designed. Maintenance has been neglected in the past due to a failure to understand who is responsible for maintenance, failure to budget for maintenance, and from a lack of knowledge on appropriate maintenance practices. In this webinar, we teach participants to recognize permanent stormwater BMPs in the field, identify maintenance needs and activities, and to perform maintenance correctly. This webinar will provide attendees a broad introduction to the needs and application of permanent stormwater BMP maintenance.

April 18, 2018

Identifying Waters of the United States  
Group Watch Available!

Your ability to identify whether a water body as a “water of the U.S.” has the potential to cost or save a project two of our favorite things; time and money. For example, if a project requires excavation of sediment from a pond and the pond is not a water of the U.S., then the project does not need a Section 404 permit. If a site is discharging fill to a ditch and that ditch also happens to be a water of the U.S. then you may be risking a cease and desist letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The process to identify a water of the U.S. is complicated and can’t always be resolved without direct input from the Corps of Engineers. But there are seven simple concepts that will help you reach a conclusion for every water body you encounter. This webinar presents the fundamental tests for identifying waters of the U.S. and uses real world examples to demonstrate how to make that determination.

May 2, 2018

Post-Wildfire Remediation on Federal Lands
The wildfires of 2017 were monumental in their expanse, severity and cost to suppress- and the damage doesn't always end when the fire is put out. Loss of vegetation and fire-induced water repellent soils can trigger increased runoff which causes erosion, flooding or debris flows many miles downstream of the fire. This presentation will provide an overview of the effects of wildfires on natural resources and describe the post-fire emergency response (BAER) program implemented by the Forest Service and other federal land management agencies. Typical emergency response actions and treatment examples will be described along with examples of longer-term post fire remediation needs and costs.

May 16, 2018

After the Wildfire - Hydrologic and Water Quality Effects of Wildfire
Group Watch Available!

This webinar will present information on the hydrologic and sediment transport effects of wildfires. The presenters will draw on experiences with post fire hydrology from wildfires including the Cerro Grande Wildfire that caused heightened flood risk for a nuclear facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the Missionary Ridge, Fourmile, Black Forest, and Waldo Canyon Wildfires in Colorado. The webinar will present the science behind hydrologic changes from wildfire and will provide examples of tools and methods that can be used to quantify changes to peak discharges, runoff volume, and sediment yield in a risk-based context.

June 20 & 21, 2018

Implementing a SWPPP – Easy, right?
Group Watch Available!

You have the permits and approved SWPPP in hand. Implementation of the SWPPP now can begin. This webinar will focus on 2 key aspects of SWPPP implementation: 1) SWPPP modifications; 2) Documentation of implementation tasks to show compliance.

Recording is prohibited | Attendees are never permitted to record any of IECA education events including, but not limited to, online courses, webinars and live presentations.