International Erosion Control AssociationDENVER, Colo. – The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for submissions for Environmental Connection 2013, annual conference and expo of IECA. Combining quality education with a top-notch expo, Environmental Connection is the premier gathering place for the erosion and sediment control community. The 2013 conference will be held in San Diego, CA, 10–13 February 2013.

Continuing education is the cornerstone of the Environmental Connection conference. IECA receives submissions from around the globe from instructors hoping to present at this world-class event. For its 2013 conference, IECA has released a new, more streamlined submissions process and revised its traditional eight technology sections into four Educational Tracks. The four tracks are Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, MS4 Management and Surface Water Restoration.

This year, IECA is focusing on the relevant issues and challenges facing erosion control and stormwater quality management professionals. Recommended hot topics for Environmental Connection 2013 include: LID (Low Impact Development) – New & Effective Processes; Post-Construction Sustainability; New Federal CGP – Requirements & Revisions; Effluent Limitation Guidelines – Impacts & Opportunities; Stormwater Management – New & Relevant Issues; Turbidity Control Using Passive Polymer Applications & Systems; Vegetation & Soil Issues; Practices That Impact SWPPP Management; Stream & Shoreline Stabilization The deadline to submit an abstract is May 31, 2012.

For more information about the revised submittal process, visit

Environmental Connection 2013
10–13 February 2013
Town & Country Resort Hotel
San Diego, CA, USA

About IECA

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is the world’s oldest and largest association devoted entirely to helping members solve the problems caused by erosion and its byproduct – sediment. Founded in 1972, IECA is a non-profit organization that serves as the premier global resource for the prevention and control of erosion. For more information about state-of-the-art educational events and materials, please visit our website at


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