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Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Communities to Spend Nearly $2 Billion Over Next Five Years Combating Coastal Damages from Climate Change

July 7, 2021 - in Erosion control, News, Water

Survey respondents reported spending $878 million USD over past two years to respond to coastal challenges; Mayors urgently call on Congress to include needed funds in the upcoming infrastructure package. CHICAGO – A survey of 241 cities, villages and…

ANSI/AWWA C901 Update Heightens Standards For HDPE Water Service Pipes

February 19, 2021 - in Erosion control, News, Water

IRVING, Texas - According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the 2020 revision to the AWWA C901 standard provides specifiers and end-users with…

Great Lakes Commission and Historic Ford House Team up for Restoration of Lake St. Clair Shoreline and Wildlife Habitats

January 29, 2021 - in Erosion control, News, Water

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Michigan - Ford House, the historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, is teaming up with the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) and the…

IECA Region One Strategic Updates

December 13, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

Denver, Colo.  – The IECA board of directors are committed to the growth and evolution of the association. The board recently updated the strategic plan to help identify resources to support membership through improved services to chapters, members…

Iowa Finds New Tools To Control Stormwater Erosion and Sediment at Construction Sites

October 23, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

At the Iowa Department of Transportation, the preservation of limited natural resources is one element we look at when planning construction projects. When we’re constructing or moving a road, we often need to move earth. As good stewards of the land, we…

AquaBlok Releases Guidance Specification for Composite Bentonite Aggregate in Below Ground Pipe and Infrastructure Construction or Repair Applications

September 4, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

AquaBlok, Ltd. has recently released a guidance specification for the use of Composite Bentonite Aggregate (CBA) in the construction of trench dams (anti-seep collars) to prevent seepage and erosion that can cause damage to critical infrastructure. Trench…

Bureau of Reclamation Partners with HeroX and NASA Tournament Lab to Crowdsource Innovative Sediment Removal Solutions for Critical Water Infrastructure

July 15, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

The Bureau of Reclamation and NASA Tournament Lab's "Guardians of the Reservoir" challenge on the crowdsourcing platform, HeroX   WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the nation's largest wholesale water supplier, in partnership…

Natural bayou better when floods threaten Houston

March 12, 2020 - in Erosion control, News, Water

Buffalo Bayou. (Credit: Andrew Juan/Rice University)    HOUSTON – One bayou meanders toward downtown Houston. The other runs in parallel to the south, much of it through a concrete channel. Which is better at preventing floods? Researchers at Rice…

Profile Products Opens New Fiber Plant in Conover, North Carolina

May 10, 2019 - in Erosion control, News, Water

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.  — Profile Products recently completed its state-of-the-art wood fiber processing plant in Conover, North Carolina as part of a five-phase expansion project that will include more infrastructure for creating new fiber technologies.…

Erosion Control Product Specifications Made Easy

May 13, 2018 - in Erosion control, Featured, Videos

Two free, online resources are available to help engineers and specifiers select the most appropriate, site-specific products for erosion control and vegetation establishment. Michael Robeson, Ph.D., PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, outlines why the most frequently…