Erosion Control and Stormwater Training: Webinars
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Webinars


Webinars are an effective way to educate your staff while further reducing the cost of training by eliminating instructor travel expenses. Often, the lead time for arranging this type of training is shorter than a traditional course.

All webinars are recorded and added to IECA's eLearning system within 24 hours of the webinar date. Check out the eLearning system for recorded webinars and other on demand training.

Upcoming Webinars

Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Techniques

Instructor: Wesley Zech, Ph.D.

Date: May 20, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Level: Intermediate

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight on inlet protection needs, practices, functions, and failure modes.
  • Learn about large-scale stormwater inlet protection testing and research findings.
  • Attain an overview of the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) experimental capabilities.

This technical presentation will showcase current ongoing research and large-scale testing efforts focused on improving existing storm drain inlet protection practices. The study, being conducted at the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF), includes the investigation of typical roadway median inlet protection practices (i.e., aggregate barriers, sand bag barriers, silt fence barriers, wattle barriers, and manufactured practices) for protecting drop inlets during construction activities. Effective inlet protection practice needs, developed testing procedures, data collection practices, performance characteristics, and results will be discussed.

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Using TRM's for High Performance Applications and Protection from Levee Overtopping - Sponsored by East Coast Erosion Control

Instructor: Michael W. Jotzke

Date: June 3, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand benefits of TRM products in erosion control design and levee protection.
  • To understand basic material performance criteria and testing
  • To recognize and understand primary design considerations

Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) have been used to protect the earth from erosion for many years. As technology advances we are able to replace many hard armor systems with soft armored systems that perform better and are much more environmentally friendly. High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRM) are now being used in areas that experience extreme flow conditions and The Army Corps of Engineers is now using HPTRMs to protect their levee systems.

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Construction Inspection Techniques that Really Work

Instructor: Jennifer L. Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ

Date: June 17, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Level: Basic

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Inspection Site Documentation Improvements and Protection
  • Improvement for BMP inspections
  • Site assessment techniques for risk of failure

This webinar is a welcome departure for traditional theory and speculation, it will consist of real world examples on how inspection techniques and programs can make a remarkable difference in construction site compliance. Participants in this course will be able to integrate several, concrete steps to change the condition of their existing projects to environmentally compliant, profitable projects. Take the time to refresh your set of skills on stormwater compliance, learn more profitable techniques, and experience lessons from project experience in several areas to bring back to your site. You will not be disappointed, this course is fast paced, filled with realistic tools, and designed with the end user benefits in mind.

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The Important Role of Vegetation in Stormwater Management

Instructor: Dr. T. Andrew (Andrew) T. Earles, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

Date: July 15, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Level: All

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physical, biological and hydrologic processes that vegetation provides that help to manage stormwater runoff.
  • Learn about the methods and steps to be successful with revegetation from soil testing to amendments to understanding the hydrologic setting.
  • Learn about the benefits that urban trees can provide for long-term/post-construction stormwater management as well as limitations.

Vegetation is Nature's best management practice (BMP) for controlling erosion, yet when we discuss BMPs, we are often focused on structural practices that reduce erosion and/or remove sediment. This webinar will focus on the important role that vegetation plays in stormwater management during and after construction and will present new guidance developed in Colorado that covers many fundamentals of successful revegetation and could be adapted to other regions. Dr. Earles will discuss the different hydrologic, physical and biological processes that make vegetation an effective BMP. Students will leave the webinar with a renewed appreciation for vegetation and the key role it plays in effective stormwater management.

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Dam or Filter - What's the Difference When it Comes to Sediment Control? - Sponsored by American Excelsior

Instructor: Kurt Kelsey, MS, CPESC, CPSWQ

Date: August 5, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine Difference Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products
  • Application Differences Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products
  • Performance Difference Between Filtering and Damming Sediment Control Products

Today a plethora of sediment control products exist to choose from. How are they different and how are they the same? What really matters when it comes to sediment control products? This webinar will answer these questions about sediment control products.

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"It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's a Drone!": The Future of Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections

Instructor: Michael (Mike) Perez, EI

Date: August 19, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: $50 for members /$65 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight on the role unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have in assisting in various inspection applications.
  • Learn about preliminary findings in UAV erosion and sediment control inspections and field assessments.
  • Attain an understanding of current regulations on the use of UAVs for commercial applications.
  • Exposure to current UAV research being performed by Auburn University.

This webinar will showcase current ongoing research focused on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for conducting site inspections applications. The study, being conducted by Auburn University researchers, focuses on erosion and sediment control applications in construction. Participants will be exposed to UAV technologies to develop: project progression documentation, photogrammetric site visualization, highly detailed digital elevation models, and assessment of vegetation and crop health. Developed inspection methods, case study site assessments, and preliminary research findings and results will be discussed. The webinar will cover topics geared towards conducting inspections for construction, infrastructure, environmental, and agricultural applications.

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IECA Vendor Webinar Sponsored by Profile Products

Instructor: To be determined

Date: September 2, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

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IECA Vendor Webinar Sponsored by Tensar

Instructor: To be determined

Date: October 7, 12:00 PM Central Time

PDH: One certificate is issued (to the registered participant), per paid registration.

Pricing: Free for members /$15 for non-members

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