Global leaders recognized at the 2024 IECA Annual Conference

March 28th, 2024

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced the winners of the 2024 Environmental Excellence Awards during the 2024 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Spokane, Wash. this February. The IECA awards program serves as a hallmark event at the conference, acknowledging remarkable accomplishments within the erosion and sediment control and stormwater industries. Charles R. Riling […]

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IECA elects new officers

March 20th, 2024

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has announced the addition of Matthew Welch, CESSWI, CPESC and Michael Frankcombe to the board of directors along with Rafael “Nicky” Araujo, PE as a returning member. New board members were officially welcomed at the IECA Annual Conference in Spokane, Wash. in February. Jerry Sanders, IECA president. Photo courtesy […]

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GMA moves forward

April 1st, 2023

Over the past decade the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has grown by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a leading geosynthetics organization in the areas of education, technical support and government relations. GMA’s membership has nearly doubled since 2005; GMA-supported educational conferences have attracted more than 25,000 attendees; and GMA’s lobbying efforts have reached 24 […]

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Geosynthetics 2023 wrap-up

February 1st, 2023

We hope you are perusing this issue of Geosynthetics magazine while attending the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 in Kansas City, Mo. If you are not attending, hopefully you will join us in 2025 for the 4th Geotechnical Frontiers, co-organized with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Geo-Institute.  If you are in Kansas City right now, […]

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The importance of soil resources: Overlooked and undervalued?

January 19th, 2023

“The thin layer of soil covering the earth’s surface represents the difference between survival and extinction for most terrestrial life.”1 This quote demonstrates the vital importance of soils to human existence, by delivering multiple goods and services to all of society. These soil-dependent benefits include agricultural production (e.g., food, fiber, fodder and biofuels), water storage and […]

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IECA announces new Canadian chapter

November 8th, 2016

The Denver, Colo.-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a press release last week that it is establishing a new chapter in Canada. This new IECA chapter now marks Canada’s educational and networking resource for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and stream protection and restoration. “We are very excited to have the Canadian […]

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