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.


Visit the Design Standards in the IECA Resource Library

The Standards and Practices (S&P) Committee has been convened by the IECA Board of Directors (BODs) to develop standards for the construction stormwater industry. The Board recognizes regional differences and even local differences in terminology and design of erosion and sediment control practices. However, the Board also recognizes that standardizing design based upon sound science, testing criteria for sediment controls, monitoring recommendations to provide feedback to site operators, and terminology will greatly advance the stormwater industry.
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Featured eHub Training | Comprehensive Stormwater Compliance and Inspection Training

This seven module course provides comprehensive stormwater compliance and inspection training for contractors involved in construction site stormwater management. The course is designed to introduce practitioners site operators, construction inspectors and other practitioners to the background and concepts required to properly implement, inspect, and manage stormwater pollution prevention plans and manage stormwater on construction sites. Modules provide a details of regulatory requirements, basic construction stormwater management approaches, inspection practices and proper documentation, and principles of various best management practices used during construction to manage runoff, erosion, and sediment. 
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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

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

April 5, 2023
Spokane, Washington
Spokane Regional Event  

April 26, 2023
Grayslake, Illinois
SMC and IECA BMP Field Day  

May 1 - 3, 2023
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference  

May 16 & 17, 2023
Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University E&SC Installer Training  

May 18, 2023
Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University Field Day  

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