2018 IECA State of the Industry

The 2018 IECA State of the Industry webinar will provide insight into the state of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), a perspective on the industry shift to reducing environmental impact with biodegradable and reusable BMPs. This event will be moderated by Joanna Fetherolf, IECA’s Director of Education. With a membership of over 2,000 professionals, IECA is the foremost professional organization for the field of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management. IECA’s mission is to provide education, networking, and research for industry professionals. 

Samantha Roe, IOM, will provide an update from Thomas Schneider, CPESC, 2016 - 2019 IECA Board of Directors President, on the International Erosion Control Association’s key accomplishments and the direction IECA has been moving over the past few years. She will also provide an update from IECA Board of Directors President-Elect, Adam Dibble, CPESC-IT, CESSWI on key initiatives of the Board of Directors as we move into 2019. Roe will provide an update on areas of focus for the growth and support of membership and our industry. 

Dave Jenkins, Erosion Control/Stormwater Engineer, Port of Seattle. Dave will give a perspective on the environmental impact of your project. Silt fence fabric sent to the landfill; erosion products shipped thousands of miles to your project; products used once and thrown away. While trying to reduce the environmental impact of your project are you creating other, possibly greater impacts? The erosion control industry has evolved such that it’s possible to design and construct projects that utilize 100% biodegradable, recyclable, pre-cycled and reusable best management practices, reducing project impacts and increasing project sustainability. 

Greg Schaner, EPA, has worked as an attorney for EPA’s Office of Water since 2003. He has focused primarily on the NPDES stormwater program, including work on EPA’s CGP, MSGP, and the MS4 program. Prior to EPA, Greg worked for the State of Maryland, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and as an EPA contractor for SAIC. Greg received a BA from Colgate University, a graduate degree in environmental management from Duke University, and a JD at the Univ. of Maryland’s night law school. Greg has 3 children, ages 15, 9, and 3. 

Emily Halter, EPA, is an economist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Wastewater Management. Emily leads the construction and industrial stormwater programs at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the George Washington University and a BA in economics from Virginia Tech. 

The presentation will be followed by a question/answer session so you will have an opportunity to engage with the panel of experts to get your questions answered. 

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
IECA PDH Webinar 1 PDH from December 06, 2018