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IECA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo

Abstracts due by Friday, June 5, 2020.

As a member of the stormwater, erosion and sediment control community, a variety of speaking opportunities are available at the 2021 IECA Annual Conference, February 21 - 24, 2021 in Kansas City, MO.

Session Types

  • Half Day Pre-Conference Workshop: Part of the IECA pre-conference program, these courses offer in-depth training for attendees.
  • Case Study: Case studies offer a vehicle for attendees to exchange practical information on experiences, products, and programs with those who have similar challenges.
  • Technical Paper: Technical papers are based on scientific methods and merit, which must be described within the paper and presentation.
  • Workshop: Training workshops offer real world applications and “how to” techniques that include industry planning, design, construction and maintenance.
  • Industry Roundtable: These sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to collaborate, interact, and discuss industry problems.
  • Fireside Chat: Forums offer specific information on selected subjects for the enlightenment of participants. The focus of a good forum allows for practical discussion amongst the presenters and audience.
  • Regional [Great Rivers]: This track will highlight the top Great Rivers presenters and take a look at the region through papers, case studies and workshops.
  • Poster: Poster presentations are summations that capture key elements of projects, programs and research based on scientific methods and merit.
  • Product Case Study: IECA invites its exhibitors and sponsors to participate at conference, by offering a presentation that provides further ‘how to’ about their specific product and services.
  • 30-Minute Session: These bite-size presentations provide high-level training for attendees to gain an understanding of the subject in a short amount of time.

2021 IECA Annual Conference Topic Recommendations

The following areas and suggested topics correlate to IECA’S learning objectives:

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 | Climate Change Impact on BMPs | Solar and Wind Farms – Impacts & Lessons Learned | Innovative BMPs/Research and Development | Silt Fence Materials, Design and Installation Innovations | Soil Regeneration for Sustainable Vegetation and Erosion Control | Effective BMP Inspection Methods | Cold Weather Stabilization | 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 |Hydrology | 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 Stormwater Conveyance

Wetland, Stream Bank & Shoreline Restoration

Working in Waterways | Hydromodification Modeling, Control, and Mitigation | Shoreline Stabilization | Streambank Stabilization | Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Treatment | Revegetation Options and Management | Riverine/Estuarine/Lacustrine Restoration | Temporary Access Road Options for Wetlands, Wind, Power and Gas Projects

MS4 Management

MS4 Program Adaptive Management/Goals | Industrial Stormwater Management | Training & Enforcement | Enforcement of GI Practices Long Term | Stormwater Monitoring: Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination

Industry Trends

Climate Change | Coastal Flooding & Sea Level Rise Mitigation | Response to Extreme Weather | Government Standards and Compliance | Flood Control | Hurricane Recovery and Adaptation


The intent of IECA’s educational programs is to provide peer-reviewed content free from advertising or commercial bias. Instructors will refrain from advertising or promoting their employer or other vendor’s product, company information or any other organization represented during their presentations unless you are presenting a Product Case Study. If any type of presentation abstract is approved for a presentation at the IECA Annual Conference, instructors may not use the session time to distribute material that is self promoting or represents business interests. Company logos or names may be used on one slide, at the beginning of the session. Mention of a company affiliation during the session introduction will be acceptable, but mention of a company affiliation or specific product brand repeatedly throughout will be considered unacceptable promotion.

Abstract Criteria

All abstracts will be judged with the following criteria. The selection process for IECA’s Annual Conference is competitive so please take time to see you meet all the criteria below:

  • Purpose - Clear purpose for abstract and presentation, providing attendees with ideas that can be used for their job.
  • Relevant Content - Content is technologically accurate and relevant to the industry
  • Clear and Concise - Abstract is understandable and clearly written.
  • Idea Exchange - Abstract demonstrates practical process to encourage idea exchange.

Length of Presentation

All presentations are one hour in length unless you submit for a 30 minute presentation or a half day course.

Abstracts due by Friday, June 5, 2020.

If you have any questions, please reach contact Education & Events Director, Joanna Fetherolf at

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