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Storms After Wildfire Lead to Impaired Water Quality

September 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control, Maintenance

Water quality can be substantially diminished for several years after wildfire in response to relatively common local thunderstorms, according to a recent USGS study. USGS scientists led by research hydrologist Sheila Murphy collected extensive streamflow…

The International Erosion Control Association Announces its 2016‐2019 Term Board of Directors

September 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

Denver, Colo.—The International Erosion Control Association Region One membership voted to newly elect Adam Dibble, CPESC and Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC,…

El Niño and La Niña will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

September 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control, Planning

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal…

Shaw Industries Increases Its Equity Stake In Watershed Geosynthetics LLC

September 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

DALTON, Ga., Sept. 10, 2015—Shaw Industries is pleased to announce it has significantly increased its investment in Watershed Geosynthetics LLC (WatershedGeo). This increased equity stake ensures Watershed Geo is well-capitalized to address the sizeable…

IECA Announces 2016 Winner of Most Distinguished Technical Paper Award

Denver, Colo.—The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has announced that "Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology," which was submitted by Michael Perez, has been named the winner of theMost Distinguished…

Celebrating the International Year of Soil

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Erosion control

August 27, 2015 — In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout the year to educate the public about the importance of soil.  September’s theme…

Preventing Floods and Erosion After Fire

August 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not the only danger. Post-fire flooding…

NOAA Study Finds Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Can Enhance Coastal Resilience

April 29, 2015—The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs, and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living…

World Geosynthetics Industry Analyzed

April 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

NEW YORK, April 20, 2015—This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Geosynthetics in Million Square Meters by the following Product Types: Geomembranes, Geotextiles, and Others. The report also analyzes the Global market by the following Application…

IECA Names the Environmental Connection 2015 Presenter of the Year

March 23, 2015 - in Erosion control, People

Denver, Colo., March 23, 2015—International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) awards its Environmental Connection 2015 Presenter of the Year to Wesley C. Zech, PhD, LEED AP for his presentation “Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices Using…