The International Erosion Control Association:

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 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.

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IECA is recognized as the leader in continuing education for the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management industry. Explore cutting-edge training in the IECA eHub – the online education center for IECA. Take some time to explore all of IECA’s training opportunities.


Need advice on a project or want to compare notes with industry peers? Enter the new IECA Connect online member community allows to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers. Post a question or share an idea online today to start the conversation!


Get the latest industry updates from IECA! News from the Environmental Connection Magazine is featured in the new IECA News Center. Articles revolve around IECA education tracks featuring peer-reviewed news from industry experts.


Interested in the CESCL Program? Attend the Seattle Regional Event to Learn More!

Learn about the structure, adaptions and future of the Department of Ecology's CESCL program at the Seattle Regional Event September 28 from the former Construction Stormwater General Permit Writer at the Washington State Department of Ecology.
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2022 IECA Australasia Conference Registration Open

Learn how to Stop the Spread of Sediment at the IECA Australasia Conference at the Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour NSW, Australasia from the 19th to the 21st of October, 2022. This Conference will bring together scientists, engineers, professionals, practitioners, regulators, academics and students in a common forum to engage, collaborate, discuss and dive headfirst into finding solutions to effectively stop the spread of sediment to protect our valuable soil and water resources.
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IECA Relaunches Member Health Insurance Program

IECA is excited to announce an updated membership health insurance benefit that can help keep you, your family, and even your business cost-effectively covered and healthy. Our exclusive health insurance and related coverage options including major medical, pharmacy solutions, short term health plans, vision, dental plans, critical care coverage, life, and several different supplemental health options.
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The smarter way to stay on top of the erosion control industry. A weekly e-mail newsletter specifically designed to bring the most important and timely industry news stories to the IECA membership and stakeholders. Each week, SmartBrief delivers the most relevant industry news direct to your mailbox. 
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    Project Preview: Trout Unlimited to Address Drought Resiliency

    Extreme drought in Colorado’s Gunnison River region has negatively impacted agricultural operations, wildlife populations and watershed health. In October 2021, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) awarded over $822 thousand to support Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Gunnison River Drought Resiliency and Restoration project (Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Alternative Funding Arrangement). Supporting project partners include U.S. Fish & Wildlife, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District and Colorado Canyons Association. From spring of 2022 to 2027, TU will restore wetlands and riparian areas while improving irrigation water management on working ranches in three distinct tributaries to the Gunnison River. Continue Reading

    Road Salts Remobilize Heavy Metals; Increase Environmental Harm

    Designers and manufacturers who are developing the next stage of advanced stormwater treatment are considering the impact deicing salts have on heavy metals. By increasing the mobility of heavy metals in runoff, the use of deicing salts poses two problems: increased damage to the ecosystem and decreased efficacy of filters traditionally used to protect water quality. Continue Reading

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IECA Events

August 2 & 3, 2022
IECA eHub: Online Education
Sustainable Soil Health Through Innovation  

August 4 & 5, 2022
Truckee, California
Truckee & Tahoe Restoration Projects Tour  

September 14 - 16, 2022
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
29th Annual MAC-IECA Annual Conference & Expo  

September 28, 2022
Seattle, Washington
IECA Seattle Regional Event   

October 11 - 12, 2022
Denton, Texas
2022 IECA Texas Regional Conference  

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