Erosion Control and Stormwater Training: Webinars
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New ways to get the training you need

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

IECA Vendor Webinar: Erosion & Sediment Control for the Oil & Gas Industry - Sponsored by HaloSource

Instructor: Frank Kneib

Frank Kneib is Technical Sales Director, HaloKlear, with more than 15 years of experience in industrial and recreational water treatment technologies. Frank developed his own pool service provider business for several years before joining HaloSource Inc. where for the last 11 years he has been field applications leader for the HaloKlear product range, primarily based on the competitive advantages of biodegradable polymers and their use as flocculants in stormwater and construction run-off management. He holds a degree in Economics from UNM, and MBA from Webster University, and has expert knowledge of regulatory issues affecting stormwater/run-off treatment and compliance at state and national levels.

Date: May 7, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: All

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common site changes and their typical effects on water chemistry;
  • Enable better preplanning design work;
  • Enable flocculant selection practices that synch with site condition requirements.

Effluent limitations guidelines: How changing construction site conditions affect flocculant deployment options for BMP and effluent compliance

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Natural Gas Pipelines - Creative Solutions for Right of Way Restoration and NPDES Compliance

Instructor: Kenneth (Ken) Hurley, P.E.,CPESC, CPSWQ

Date: May 21, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: Basic

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Look at and evaluate some standard and alternative BMPs for use on natural gas pipeline project right of ways;
  • Look at and understand constraints associated with erosion and sediment control on natural gas pipelines.;
  • Understand the value of proper installation and use of BMP practices.

Linear projects, especially natural gas pipelines, present many unique construction and restoration challenges. Additional constraints such as environmental conditions, cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, property owner agreements, right of way access, waterbodies, road crossings and Town/County/State Boundaries further compound the project design, pipeline location and existing resources effected.

This workshop presents several examples of linear construction and common problems associated with pipeline construction and restoration. These examples will be followed by creative solutions and out of the box thinking that have yielded successful restoration and compliant results for multiple projects.

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Advancing Geosynthetically Reinforced Vegetation Designs - Sponsored by Tensar North American Green

Instructor: Jill Pack, CPESC

Date: June 4, 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

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control/Surface Water Restoration

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Geosynthetically Reinforced Vegetation Designs;
  • Gain knowledge in basic design tools used to produce reinforced vegetation designs;
  • Understand when and how to select TRMs based on site specific conditions.

Join us in learning how to use product data and software tools to advance geosynthetically reinforced vegetation designs. We will decode the mystery behind how to select appropriate products for site specific conditions as well as understand how proper product usage can greatly advance your designs while saving you time and money.

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RAPPS (E&SC) for Oil and Gas Operations

Instructor: Ted Sherrod, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

Date: June 18, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: Basic to Intermediate

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce and emphasize reasonable and prudent E&SC practices commonly used in exploration and production operations.
  • Focus attention on operational, supplemental, and specialty RAPPS
  • Determine the process for which RAPPS are needed during construction and operation for drill pads, access roads, and other construction activities.

This webinar will focus on reasonable and prudent practices for stabilization of construction activities associated with the oil and gas industry. RAPPS may not be a common acronym for erosion and sediment control practitioners outside of this energy sector's operations but these "reasonable and prudent practices for stabilization" encompass the world of BMPs for this industry. Important operational, supplemental, and specialty RAPPs will be covered as well as introducing innovative RAPPs that can be used on your next project. RAPPS selection tools will be reviewed that assist the site supervisor in managing the site for protection of sensitive environmental resources and adjacent properties.

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Infiltration Basins - Does your design hold water? Part One & Part Two

Instructor: Keithe Merl, CPESC, PE

Date: July 16, 12:00 PM Central Time (Part One) and July 23, 12:00 PM Central Time (Part Two)

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

Level: Novice

Educational Track: Stormwater Management

Pricing: $50 for members ($75 for both parts)/$65 for non-members ($90 for both parts)

Learning Objectives:

  • How to locate infiltration basins with emphasis on soil qualities.
  • Correct soil testing and terminology.
  • Updated methods of analysis of mounding.

This two part webinar will provide attendees with an intermediate knowledge of how to properly site, test, and analyze an infiltration basin. Examples of projects will be presented. The class will complete a hands on testing of soil samples. And the class will complete mounding analysis for basins based on real world qualities.

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Thinking Outside the Blocs - Sponsored by American Excelsior

Instructor: Kurt Kelsey, MS, CPESC, CPSWQ

Date: Aug 6, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: Intermediate

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control/Surface Water Restoration

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

Learning Objectives:

  • How to filter water with natural products
  • Biodegradable alternatives to silt fence
  • Environmental benefits of native erosion and sediment control solutions

Designers, Contractors and everyone in between are always looking for more effective and efficient solutions to their challenges. Biodegradable Curlex Blocs are versatile, rectangular, densely packed blocs of curled and barbed aspen fibers that are native to North America. Originally designed for shorelines, the material has flourished into a plethora of applications to protect our precious natural soil and water resources.

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Evaluacion de Tasas de Erosion en Taludes Utilizando el modelo RUSLE (Spanish)

Instructor: Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC

Date: August 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:

  • Proveer comprension conceptual de los mecanismos modelados con RUSLE
  • Entender alcances y limitaciones de la modelacion con RUSLE
  • Entrenar en la aplicacion del modelo. Aplicacion del Software TALUD

Aprenda criterios de aplicacion del modelo RUSLE de manera de obtener estimaciones razonables de tasas de erosion de suelos de taludes. Conozca y aprenda a utilizar el Software TALUD, que es de uso libre y puede bajarse gratuitamente de la Web

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IECA Vendor Webinar - Sponsored by Profile Products

Instructor: To Be Determined

Date: Sept 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

More information to follow.

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I Want to Speak at Environmental Connection's Conference: A Model for Future IECA Education

Instructor: Jimmy Eanes, CPESC, CESSWI, CMP

Date: Sept 17, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Educational Track: Other

Pricing: Free for everyone

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants should be able to organize the content of their presentation as specified by Blooms Taxonomy.
  • Participants should identify the process for submission of content for IECA's education model.
  • Participant should formulate their content in a manner that will enhance the classroom learning experience.

If you have ever wanted to speak or have spoken at IECA's Environmental Connection conference, you might want to participate in this class. We will cover the details for submitting content and getting that content through the approval process. With our plans to attain IACET Approved Provider Status for our education, you will need to know the requirements for your course.

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GeoMatress Products for Erosion Protection - Sponsored by TenCate

Instructor: Chris Timpson

TenCate Water & Environment (5 yrs) - Technical Services Mgr for Americas
TenCate Geosynthetics (3 yrs) - Product Development Mgr
B.S. Polymer & Fiber Engineering (-98), M.S. Textile Science (-00) - Auburn University, AL

Date: October 1, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: Introductory

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of common systems for erosion protection
  • Advantages of TenCate GeoMattress products
  • Understanding of important design parameters, specifications, and installation methodologies

Along the coast, and in waterways and impoundments, revetments are used to provide protection against bank erosion of open channels. TenCate GeoMattress products are cost effective, flexible solutions to provide erosion protection around channels, riverbanks, levees, retention ponds, lake shores, and bridge abutments.

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Collaborative Leadership

Instructor: Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC and Jesse Poore, AICP, CFM

Mr. Poore is an environmental planner with Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is an industry leader in creating value out of the planning process conducted by municipalities, counties, state agencies and watershed associations required to manage stormwater runoff. He is the trusted advisor for clients that need policy planning and practice assistance for watershed and stormwater management. Jesse was jointly named 2014 Presenter of the Year with Barry Fagan by the International Erosion Control Association.

Date: October 15, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Educational Track: Other

Level: All

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Present the case for collaborative leadership
  • Introduce stormwater professionals as obvious collaborative leaders
  • Inspire and equip for collaborative leadership

Whining without action is no longer an option. We are obligated to take responsibility for how others perceive, push, and regulate our profession. Influence is the essence of leadership; and our influence is critical to our future. We must engage others to influence others. Leading through communication and collaboration is hard... just like most good things in life. Come learn how true efforts to engage and collaborate with unlikely partners can benefit your team, our profession, and water quality.

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Using Coir Products as Best Management Practices (BMPs) - Sponsored by East Coast Erosion

Instructor: John T Ravert, CPESC, NICET

Date: Nov 5, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Educational Track: Erosion & Sediment Control

Level: Intermediate

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Benefits of coir products in erosion control design and for bioengineering.
  • Using coir products as alternatives for traditional stabilization methods.
  • Advantages of coir products over other products for stream bank and shore line stabilization.

Coir-based rolled erosion control products (recps), open weave textile coir mats (owts), and coir fiber logs are ideal products for the minimization of erosion and the resulting sedimentation. Coir-based recps are manufactured as either temporary erosion control blankets or as permanent turf reinforcement mats (trms). Open weave coir mats are manufactured in various weights ranging from 400 grams/sq meter to 900 grams/sq meter. Coir fiber logs are excellent products for stream bank and shoreline stabilization and are available in diameters from 6" to 20"

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TMDL Compliance Planning

Instructor: Craig S. Benson

Date: December 17, 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:

  • Understand the process of sediment TMDL development, implementation and monitoring
  • Identify categories of land use that contribute to sediment pollution
  • Develop process for selecting BMPs for each land use

This webinar is a combination of basic construction specifications training and information specific to E&SC. The SWPPP, the NPDES Permit and the EPA or State regulations are not construction specifications. This course includes seven modules, which range from general specifications theory and practice to E&SC specifics with example specifications included.

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