Canada’s National Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection Standard: A Model for North America?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion & Sediment Control
Audience Level: All
Price: Free for IECA Members | Not available for non-members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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This presentation will take an inside look at the 1st edition of CSA/W202, Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection and Monitoring, to showcase how best practices were harmonized to create a national set of minimum requirements. It will highlight the ability of the standard to streamline project administration and eliminate guess work, and how such requirements lend themselves well to incorporation in to contracts and permits. Finally, the presentation will touch on efforts to drive uptake, plans for future ESC standards, as well as the various aspects of CSA/W202 that might serve as a model for future standardization efforts in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Presented by Brian Zupancic

Brian Zupancic is a Senior Project Manager with CSA Group. Based out of CSA Group's U.S. headquarter office in Cleveland, OH, Brian works with stakeholders from both Canada and the U.S. to develop industry standards for the natural resources sector. In addition to water resources, Brian focuses on mining and carbon sequestration through the management of domestic and international technical committees. Prior to CSA Group Brian spent 5 years in government relations with Trout Unlimited in Washington, DC. Brian graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA