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.


October Webinar Announced | Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control: Hemp Fiber and Sheep Wool

This webinar will look at research into waste wool and hemp fiber in erosion and sediment control products. Research and innovation continue to push the industry forward, join us as we learn about research into the use of these materials in erosion and sediment control products.
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Learn About the Importance of Revegetation for Restoration Projects

Attend the IECA Mountain States Regional Conference November 14-15 to attend sessions focusing on revegetation providing site stability to restoration projects and the use of herbicides during projects as well.
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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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    Case Study: Putting Green Infrastructure to Work

    The blank slate of a new project can offer invaluable opportunities for innovative design and construction methods. The design and construction of the Water Replenishment District’s (WRD) Albert Robles Center for Water Recycling and Environmental Learning (ARC) (Figure 1) offered one such opportunity with regards to green infrastructure and stormwater management in particular. However, WRD has further maximized the reach of this green infrastructure by using it to demonstrate the benefits of low impact development to the public through the site’s educational features. Continue Reading

    Perspective: The Equatorial Rainforest’s Role in Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

    There is no doubt that the global sea level is rising. The global mean sea level has risen 8 to 9 inches (21 to 24 cm) since 1880. The majority of that rise has occurred in the past 25 years.1 Climate change and the melting of glaciers and ice sheets are adding to the volume of water in the oceans1 but sedimentation also plays a role. One report demonstrates that sediment erosion and deposition, like ice growth and melt, produce significant changes in the Earth’s crustal elevation, gravity field, and rotation axis, all of which induce changes in sea level.2 Continue Reading

    Western Sydney Airport Highlights Importance of Technology in Earthworks

    The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSA) project is a rare greenfield opportunity for a new airport rather than a reconstruction or renovation of an existing airport. It is also one of the largest civil earthmoving projects in Australia’s history. The airport will open in late 2026 and is projected to serve up to 10 million domestic and international passengers annually. The overall design of the terminal and airport property brings together best practices to offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among Australian airports. Continue Reading

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IECA Events

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

October 11, 2022
IECA eHub: Online Education
Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control  

October 19 - 21, 2022
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales - Australia
IECA Australasia Conference - Stop the Spread ... of Sediment  

November 7 & 8, 2022
Saratoga Springs, New York
IECA Northeast Regional Conference  

November 14 & 15, 2022
Denver, Colorado
IECA Mountain States Regional Conference   

February 5 - 8, 2022
Kansas City, Missouri
IECA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo  

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