The IECA is a non-profit, international, member organisation that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry. The Association's 3000 plus members represent 52 countries and 17 fields of professional practice. Our industry is a relatively young one, but growing quickly and rapidly becoming a significant player in the environmental arena. As the industry is maturing, so too is the Association.
The Australasian Chapter of the IECA (known as IECA (Australasia)) was formed in 1994. Our Products & Services Directory shows the breadth of various industry groups included. Our diverse membership represents a unique network of specialists who can solve a broad range of problems caused by soil erosion and its by-product, sediment pollution. The IECA (Australasia) Constitution provides members with a deeper understanding of the organisation.
The objectives of IECA (Australasia) are:
- to offer professional development opportunities to its membership, the public and the erosion and sediment control industries throughout Australia, New Zealand and internationally;
- to provide environmental educational opportunities through conferences, short courses, seminars and publications, at both a local and international level;
- to be a service organisation for the erosion and sediment control industries;
- to establish standards for erosion and sediment control materials and installation procedures; and
- to provide technical expertise for people, organisations and governments seeking help in the fields of erosion control and soil conservation, and their influences on air, land and water qualities.
Our Chapter’s regular conferences and professional development courses address such diverse issues as erosion control, steep slope stabilization, soil bioengineering, resource management, product evaluations, landfill stabilization, sediment control, engineering design, low tech. erosion control, application of BMPs, habitat protection, alternative technologies, watershed management, professional certification, streambank stabilization, beach stabilization, stormwater management, wind erosion, dust control, regulations, gully stabilization, technology in developing countries, industry standards, research, vegetation selection, hydrology and hydraulics.
So come join us in an Evolution into the Future.