IECA - Environmental Connection 2015 (EC2015)The International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region One) has extended the abstracts submission deadline for Environmental Connection 2015 to June 16. Environmental Connection 2015, the annual conference and exhibition from IECA Region One, will be held 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

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This is the world’s largest event dedicated to erosion and sediment control.


  • June 16 – Abstracts due to IECA.
  • July 10 – Instructors/Presenters Notified of Abstract Submittal Acceptance
  • August 8 – Technical Paper due to IECA. Conditional Abstract Re-Submittals Due
  • August 29 – Technical Paper Presenters Notified of Course/Paper Acceptance
  • September 26 – Conditional Papers due for re-review


National Hot Topics

  • Establishing vegetation in nutrient-sensitive watersheds
  • Vegetation selection for streambank stabilization or wetland restoration
  • Sampling and analysis requirements and procedures
  • Natural Soil Enhancement for establishment of vegetative cover
  • Transition from vegetation to hardscape for utilities, bridges, and waterways
  • RAPPS for Oil & Gas construction activities
  • Channel Lining BMP installations-vegetative to hard armor
  • Low tech BMP’s for storm water management
  • Subsurface investigations for E & SC purposes
  • Determining effectiveness of BMPs Using RUSLE2

National Hot Topics

  • LID mandate to municipalities and determining what is “feasible”
  • Fish consumption rates and water quality standards causing presumptive approach of NPDES permit benchmarks
  • Aerial deposition
  • Water quality sediment standards in Oregon
  • Construction management on redevelopment and contaminated sites
For more information, please contact IECA’s education department at 303-640-7554 or at