The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announce their new memorandum of understanding.
The purpose of this agreement is to establish and recognize the two organizations’ common interests in order to commit to working together to advance the mutual interest, mission and objectives of each organization. Specifically, each organization agrees to collaborate to encourage effective and efficient stormwater management practices to protect water quality; provide quality science‐ and technology‐ based education to storm water and water quality professionals; and identify and disseminate best practices. Each group will organize joint educational events and exchange speakers, technical content and share liaisons on committees and task forces.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our organization, we are pleased to move forward with the collaboration with WEF,” says Russell Adsit, IECA’s Executive Director. “This is our organization’s next step toward advancing stormwater management through science, education and technology,” he concludes.
“WEF is looking forward to the great things that will come of this partnership,” says Dr. Eileen O’Neill, WEF’s Executive Director. “This MOU solidifies our ongoing collaborations to improve best practices on stormwater management and water quality protection,” she ends.
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.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not‐for‐profit technical and educational organization of approximately 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff work to achieve a mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. For more information, visit www.wef.org.