Two groups to cooperate on stormwater, erosion control issues
The International Erosion Control Association Region (IECA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced in a May 28 press release their new memorandum of understanding (MOU).
According to the release, “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.”
Denver-based IECA and Alexandria, Va.-based WEF said they specifically want to cooperate to encourage effective and efficient stormwater management practices to protect water quality, and to provide quality science- and technology- based education to stormwater and water quality professionals.
Each group will organize joint educational events and exchange speakers, technical content, and share liaisons on committees and task forces, according to the release.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and our organization, we are pleased to move forward with the collaboration with WEF,” said Russell Adsit, IECA’s executive director. “This is our organization’s next step toward advancing stormwater management through science, education, and technology.”
“WEF is looking forward to the great things that will come of this partnership,” said Eileen O’Neill, WEF’s executive director. “This MOU solidifies our ongoing collaborations to improve best practices on stormwater management and water quality protection.”
Founded in 1972, IECA is a non-profit organization devoted to serving as a global resource for the prevention and control of erosion and sediment-related issues.
IECA is co-locating its 2015 annual conference with the Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) biennial geosynthetics conference Feb. 18–18, 2015, in Portland, Ore.
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.