What is IECA?

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.

Our 2,500 members represent over 30 countries and 22 fields of professional practice. IECA’s diverse membership supplies a unique network of specialists who are capable of solving a broad range of problems caused by soil erosion and its by-product—sediment. [Read more]

IECA Calendar of Events

On Demand Webinars and Training


Sept 28

Online Webinar

Ecological Monitoring for Construction: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Oct 5

Online Webinar

Designing LID Systems: What do you need to know and why

October 18

Online Webinar

Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology

October 26

San Marcos, CA

Construction Site Management Workshop Traditional, Linear Utility and Capital Improvement Projects

Nov 3-4

Sturbridge, MA

Northeast IECA Annual Conference

November 10

Denver, CO

IECA Mountain States Annual Conference

Nov 16

Online Webinar

Erosion Control in Arid Climates (in English)

Nov 17

Online Webinar

Control de la erosión en ambientes áridos

Dec 14

Online Webinar

99% Sediment Yield Reduction in Two easy Steps: A Case Study

January 11 - 12

Online Webinar

Fluvial Geomorphology - Part One & Two

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IECA News Headlines

New Region One Board Members Announced

IECA is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Board of Directors election. Congratulations to our newest board members Don Thieman, CPESC and Wesley Zech, Ph.D. who will be joining the Region One Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term. Returning to serve a third term is Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI This year, voter participation nearly doubled in comparison to last year! Thank you to all of the candidates, to everyone who expressed an interest in running, and to those who voted, for contributing to the future of our organization! We'd also like to send a special thank you to those directors leaving the board for their years of service: Rafael Araujo, PE; Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ; Philip Handley, REM, CPESC, CESSWI; and Brock Peters, CISEC, IECA's current President will become the board's Past President.

Save the Date - Environmental Connection 2017

Save the date for Environmental Connection 2017 in Atlanta, GA - February 21 - 21, 2017. This is IECA's premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Environmental Connection combines intense full and half day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind. New this year: industry roundtables and discussion panels. [Learn More]

Call for Abstracts - TRIECA Conference

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) are pleased to invite industry professionals to submit abstracts for presentation at TRIECA 2017. The Conference will be held on March 22 & 23, 2017 at Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, Ontario. The TRIECA 2017 Conference Committee is seeking abstracts from industry professionals who can contribute their knowledge, share expertise and provide innovative thinking relating to the two workshop tracks: Stormwater Management; and Erosion and Sediment Control (including Stream Restoration and Natural Channel Design).[More Information]

IECA Webinars = Continuing Education

IECA has added new webinars for 2016, including: Designing LID Systems: What you need to know and why,Tecnicas de Ingeniria del Paisaje para Las Obras de Infraestructuras: Materiales, Ecological Monitoring for Construction: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, plus many more! Register to start earning your PDHs/CEUs for the year. [View full calendar.]

Join/Renew Your Membership

It's easier than ever to renew or join IECA. Join/Renew for benefits including: two IECA webinars giving your 1 PDH credit per webinar (Professional Plus level or higher), access to Online Career Center, Member discount pricing to IECA educational events, membership in your local IECA Chapter, subscription to Environmental Connection Magazine, access to Member Directory and much more. [Read more]

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