The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for presentations for Environmental Connection 2015, annual conference and expo. Combining quality education with a top‐notch expo, this is the premier gathering place for the erosion and sediment control community. The 2015 conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. February 15‐18, 2015. Environmental Connection 2015 will be a colocated event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). This means you will meet more of the industry's brightest minds.
Continuing education is the cornerstone of the Environmental Connection conference. IECA receives submissions from around the globe from instructors hoping to present at this world‐class event. For its 2015 conference, IECA has four Educational Tracks: Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, MS4 Management and Surface Water Restoration.
This coming year, IECA is focusing on the relevant issues and challenges facing erosion control and stormwater quality management professionals. Recommended hot topics for Environmental Connection 2015 include: establishing vegetation in nutrient‐sensitive watersheds; vegetation selection for streambank stabilization or wetland restoration; sampling and analysis requirements and procedures; natural soil enhancement for establishment of vegetative cover; transition from vegetation to hardscape for utilities, bridges and waterways; RAPPS for oil and gas construction activities; channel lining BMP installations‐vegetative to hard armor; low‐tech BMP's for stormwater management; subsurface investigations for erosion; and sediment control purposes and determining effectiveness of BMPs using RUSLE2. The deadline to submit an abstract is May 30, 2014.
Founded in 1972, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non‐profit organization devoted to serving as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion and sediment related problems. IECA is the world’s oldest and largest association devoted to helping members’ solve erosion and sediment control problems. To sustain its mission, IECA hosts an annual conference for industry professionals, which includes continuing education on the latest technologies and findings, and the industry’s largest exhibit of related materials, products and equipment. In 2012, IECA formed Region One and Region Two. Region One consists of North America, South America and Europe; Region Two consisting of Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit www.ieca.org And www.ieca.org/submissions.
SOURCE: The International Erosion Control Association