CSA Standards for Erosion and Sediment Control

Ken Clogg-Wright & Robert Wills

Implementing effective Erosion and sediment control is essential to mitigating the impacts of construction and urban expansion on water quality and aquatic life. Currently there are no industry wide national standards for Erosion and sediment control.

Working together with CAN-IECA (Canadaian International Erosion Control Association) CSA Group is helping develop a series of national standards for the Erosion and sediment control industry. These new standards will provide clear minimum requirements and bring consistency to the way in which esc measures are planned and designed, installed and maintained, and inspected and monitored.

This hour long presentation walks you through what is CSA Group. And the first published (October 2018) standards for Esc Inspection and Monitoring. Touches briefly on the next standards which are installation and maintenance.

Robert Wills

Co-Presented by Robert Wills & Ken Clogg-Wright

Robert Wills has been involved with the Erosion and Sediment Control Industry for 28 years. Mainly as A Municpal Inspector. Robert currently sits on the Board of Directors for CAN-IECA (Canadian International Erosion Control Association). And sat on the Technical Committee for the new CSA Standards Inspection and Monitoring. And is excited to continue in that role for phase 2 Installation and maintenance.

Ken Clogg-Wright is a Project Manager at the CSA Group. His role is managing the committees who create international (ISO) and Canadian Standards in multiple varied industries. Current areas of work include mining, arctic exploration activities, northern community drainage and the application of environmental DNA (eDNA).

He is also a A Water Resources Specialist who helped guide the development of Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater practices for the City of Calgary, and an Environmental Scientist consultant in environmental compliance and investigations for the Oil and Gas Industry.

Special areas of experience are in groundwater management and assessments used for site investigations and monitoring activities, regional baseline groundwater resource monitoring and writing regulatory compliance reports . Further experience includes dealing with regulatory bodies, undertaking vulnerability risk assessments for surface water, groundwater and vegetation, hydrogeological, geochemical and climate change studies. He is a technical specialist in the application of Low Impact Development technologies including soil cells, bioretention, permeable pavements, green roofs and water harvesting for reuse.