IECA Issues 2018 Call for AbstractsInternational Erosion Control AssociationThe International Erosion Control Association Region One has issued the IECA 2018 Call for Abstracts for its annual conference and exhibition (Environmental Connection). The most recent edition was held February 2017 in Atlanta.
IECA 2018 will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Abstracts are due May 31.


The 2018 Call includes a number of suggested topics
Erosion and Sediment Control

  • Managing Soil for Vegetative Establishment
  • Wildfire Remediation
  • Dust Control/Soil Stabilization
  • Arid and Semi-Arid Climates – Building Soils & Vegetation Establishment
  • Steep Slope Stabilization
  • Solar and Wind Farms – Impacts & Lessons Learned
  • Innovative BMPs/Research and Development
  • Soil Regeneration for Sustainable Vegetation and Erosion Control
  • Effective BMP Inspection Methods
  • Mine Reclamation
  • Road Rehabilitation
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Practices in the Oil/Gas Industry

Stormwater Management

  • Porous Pavements (Revival and Maintenance)
  • Green Roofs and Blue Roofs
  • Underground Systems
  • Treating Whole Flow vs. First Flush in Compliance with Clean Water Act
  • Sediment and Turbidity TMDLs
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Planning and Implementation
  • Stream Monitoring TMDL Alternative Plans
  • Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  • SWPPP Design and Implementation
  • Trash TMDLs
  • BMP Long Term Operation and Maintenance Strategies
  • Watershed Rehabilitation
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Runoff Reduction
  • Low Impact Development (LID) Technologies
  • Stormwater BMP Remediation/Retrofit Applications
  • The Future of Transportation Stormwater

Wetland, Stream Bank & Shoreline Restoration

  • Hydromodification Modeling, Control, and Mitigation
  • Shoreline Stabilization
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Treatment
  • Revegetation Options and Management
  • Riverine/Estuarine/Lacustrine Restoration

MS4 Management

  • MS4 Program Adaptive Management/Goals
  • Industrial Stormwater Management
  • Training & Enforcement
  • Stormwater Monitoring: Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination

Industry Events and Trends

  • Sea Level Rise
  • Response to Extreme Weather
  • Government Standards and Compliance

For more information, visit the event website.