The International Erosion Control Association (IECA)

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Training

  • Bioengineering and Biotechnical Soil Stabilization Course

    Bioengineering and Biotechnical Soil Stabilization Course

    This new online course condenses nearly 20 years of authors’ experience into1 hour. The course includes fascinating facts about the history of bioengineering in the West. Where did the term “Straw Wattle” originate? Answers to the question about “design life” of biotechnical methods lie in understanding successional reclamation? Plus, this course will offer 4 of the most useful willow methods.

  • Rainwater Harvesting: Applications and Maintenance Course

    Rainwater Harvesting: Applications and Maintenance Course

    As pressure mounts on domestic water supplies and stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces becomes more of a problem, rain water harvesting can lessen pressure on water supplies and reduce stormwater runoff. Rain water harvesting has been used for centuries. In ancient Rome and Byzantium water was stored in huge underground cisterns to help walled citied withstand sieges. In climates with alternating wet and dry seasons water can be stored in...

  • IECA Education Tracks

  • Erosion and Sediment Control

    Erosion and Sediment Control

    The educational cornerstone of IECA has long been erosion and sediment control. This wide-ranging track encompasses many of the long-standing technology sections that have been a part of the association's educational offerings. Topics in this track include erosion and sediment control BMPs, SWPPP management, vegetative establishment, wind erosion, slope technology, inspecting, monitoring and maintenance and professional certifications. This track also...

  • Wetland, Stream Bank, and Shoreline Restoration

    Wetland, Stream Bank, and Shoreline Restoration

    This educational track encompasses the focused, intricate and detailed work of restoring and enhancing the waters of our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Topics would include wetlands restoration technology, stream restoration and beach & shoreline stabilization.

  • Stormwater Management

    Stormwater Management

    This track covers the far-reaching field of managing stormwater in the post-construction urban environment. Subject matter such as regulatory requirements and compliance, green infrastructure, post-construction stormwater practices, water quality monitoring and water quality modeling are covered in this educational track.

  • MS4 Management

    MS4 Management

    This educational track focuses on all of the various aspects required of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. Many stormwater professionals are expected to have expertise across a wide scope of programs, especially in smaller MS4's. Thousands of municipalities around the world are tasked with implementing strategies to lessen the impacts of urban stormwater and industrial pollution. Subjects such as illicit discharge detection and...

  • Erosion and Sediment Control Fundamentals

  • Start Here: A Primer on Erosion and Sediment Control

    Start Here: A Primer on Erosion and Sediment Control

    This introductory course is a must for those new to the erosion and sediment control field or those wishing to brush up on the fundamentals. The course will describe the basic categories and types of erosion, as well as their triggers on construction sites. A logical sequence of four lines of defense, including flow controls, erosion controls, sediment controls and good housekeeping will be outlined as well as an overview of BMPs and products...

  • SWPPP - Planning and Implementation & NPDES Regulations

  • A Team Approach to Phasing and Sequencing

    A Team Approach to Phasing and Sequencing

    Phasing and Sequencing are often overlooked or poorly described in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). In this workshop we will focus on how to develop a functional Phasing and Sequencing plan that will meet regulatory requirements and provide the contractor with a workable and flexible plan. Presentation of successful and innovative phasing concepts that will provided to give a better understanding for the design and development of a...

  • Contractor Compliance with Stormwater Regulations

    Contractor Compliance with Stormwater Regulations

    The goal of this workshop will be to provide both project managers and site supervisors of construction companies with training on the NPDES regulations. The workshop will focus on the contractor perspective and what they need to know to stay in compliance with the regulations. Focus will be concentrated on maintaining the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), inspection requirements and evaluating best management practices (BMP). We will...

  • BMP Installation, Inspection and Maintenance

  • BMP Construction Inspection

    BMP Construction Inspection

    An overview of construction stormwater inspection tasks for NPDES compliance. Emphasis on plan implementation for the various phases of construction, stormwater discharge outfall monitoring, reporting and documentation requirements, and staged stabilization.

  • Designing BMPs for Erosion, Sediment, and Turbidity Control

    Designing BMPs for Erosion, Sediment, and Turbidity Control

    An overview of design concepts for erosion and sediment control best management practices on linear projects. Topics include rainfall/runoff relationships, temporary and permanent channel liners, and sediment containment system design. Can be retrofitted for full day workshop or multiple sessions.

  • Evaluating Best Management Practices

    Evaluating Best Management Practices

    A course that looks at common BMPs and their function. We look at evaluating the BMP to determine if it is the right measure for the need. Discussion on limitations of BMPs and developing a complete BMP tool box. The training includes an 'indoor' site inspection where photos and plans will be evaluated to determine how a BMP is working, what may be causing failures and discussions of solutions and options.

  • Design and Reclamation of Waste and Borrow Sites

    Design and Reclamation of Waste and Borrow Sites

    An overview of design concepts for erosion and sediment control best management practices for reclamation of waste and borrow site generally associated with linear construction. Topics include rainfall/runoff relationships, planning components for reclamation; best management practices for reclaimed sites, managing sites requiring excavation below water table; designing and managing dewatering operations. Can be retrofitted for full day workshop or...

  • Effective Best of the BMPs

    Effective Best of the BMPs

    John McCullah has updated one of the most popular IECA courses on Erosion and Sediment Control. This course, entitled Effective Best of the BMPs will dig deeply into the most effective and sustainable BMPs. Begin your projects with the end in mind getting your notice of termination. This means getting the project covered while reducing hydromodification. John will also present new sustainable erosion techniques as developed and taught to Caltrans...