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

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

Instructor: Jimmy Eanes, CPESC, CESSWI, CMP

Date: Sept 24, 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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Tillage as a Stormwater Practice

Instructor: Dr. Richard (Rich) A. McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Date: November 19, 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:

  • Link soil physical and chemical condition to stormwater runoff
  • Understand methods to evaluate the soil condition
  • Determine remediation methods to create highly permeable soil and reduced runoff

Soils are often a neglected part of stormwater planning, although they can be a big asset. Post-construction soils are commonly in poor physical condition with little fertility to grow grass or other plants. In this webinar, we will discuss ways to assess soil condition and methods to create the environment for reduced runoff and enhanced plant growth.

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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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The Integration of Geosynthetics, Mechanical Structures & Vegetation for Stabilization of Slopes and Embankments

Instructor: Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC

Date: January 22 and January 23, 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 (one part only) or $75 for members /$85 for non-members (both parts)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify different types of slope failures.
  • Learn the use of Vegetation and Live Staking for Slope Stability
  • Learn how to enhance slope stability by Integrating Geosynthetics and Mechanical Structures with Vegetation

This session will take the participants through the evaluation, design and implementation procedures required for the remediation of a variety of slope and embankment failures. The participant will learn how to identify the different types of slope failure and how to implement remediation procedures that incorporate Man Made products with vegetation to repair and enhance the failed slope and/or embankment.

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Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control: Best Practices and Low Impact Solutions

Instructor: Dr. Andrew T. Earles, Ph.D, PE, CPESC

Date: March 18, 12:00 PM Central Time

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

Level: Intermediate and advanced—basic knowledge of stormwater permitting and BMPs is desirable

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how construction phase stormwater management relates to the ultimate success or failure of post-construction practices.
  • Understand peak flow rate, volume and runoff frequency changes due to development of impervious surfaces and how to mitigate.
  • Learn about common practices for Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) and how construction activities, methods and details affect performance.

Often construction-phase and post-construction stormwater management are separate worlds (different permits, different plans, different practices, etc.); however, in terms of hydrology, water quality and the ultimate success or failure of post-construction practices, they are closely related. This webinar will briefly review stormwater regulations for construction and post-construction and will explain how hydrology is a unifying theme. The webinar will include state-of-the-practice details for common LID and GI practices and will focus on details that are important to pay attention to during construction for successful stormwater quality management for the long term.

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