Event Schedule

Sunday, April 22
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am

CISEC Training Modules and Certification Examination

April 22 & 23, 2018 at

IECA Chapters Great Connection Conference Grand River Center

500 Bell Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001

CISEC, Inc.

P.O. Box 188

Parker, CO 80134 Phone: 720-235-2783 ...

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Monday, April 23
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am
    1. CISEC Training Modules and Certification Examination

      April 22 & 23, 2018 at

      IECA Chapters Great Connection Conference Grand River Center

      500 Bell Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001

      CISEC, Inc.

      P.O. Box 188

      Parker, CO 80134 Phone: 720-235-27...

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Tuesday, April 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am
Grand River Center

Please view on line. If you need a printed copy download the Complete Conference Program and print. Hardcopies will not be on site because we love trees:)

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm 1:15 pm
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm 1:45 pm
Meeting Room 6
The mile-long South Fork of Catfish Creek project corridor limits exhibited steep, unstable banks that were heavily eroding into the stream. Through multiple visual observations and a careful study of channel geomorphological calculations based o... See More
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm 1:45 pm
Meeting Room 4

A variety of soil and water conservation projects demonstrate that the fundamental ecological, economic, and socio/cultural principles regarding runoff, erosion, and sedimentation have endured since the Coon Creek Watershed demonstration project i...

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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm 1:45 pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Michael A. Perez, Ph.D., CPESC (Speaker) Assistant Professor | Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University - GC Committee Member
This technical presentation will discuss research results of large-scale testing efforts focused on developing technologies to provide improved performance of sediment basins. The study, conducted at the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment C... See More
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm 2:45 pm
Ballroom

Coffe Break with over 40 Vendors

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Matthew Welch (Speaker) Technical and Business Development Manager, Profile Products
This publication will introduce and describe in detail examples of Biotic Soil Technologies (BST) - a generic term to represent the emerging field of manufactured growth media containing biodegradable fibers, biostimulants, biological inoculants a... See More
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 4

This session will begin with an overview of the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework, including its theoretical background and practical application for identifying conservation opportunities in HUC-12 watersheds. The sharing of ACPF conse...

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 6

This presentation will focus on understanding and appropriately implementing stream restoration practices in urban settings. The foundation of the presentation will focus on the causes of many urban stream erosion issues including watershed imperv...

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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 6:30 pm
Dianond Joe Casino 2nd Floor

Bowling Reception Sponsored by D2 Land and Water Resources & COCOLOGIX

Back by popular demand - Bowling Challenge. Knock down some pins at Cherry Lanes, the Diamond Jo Casino’s spectacular Bowling Alley. Price included 2 drink tickets, Appie...

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Wednesday, April 25
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Ballroom

Welcome to Dubuque David Resnick, At-Large Councilman

 

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9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Ballroom

Blue Mind: Changing the Way We Think, Feel + Act Toward Water

A ground breaking conversation surrounding Blue Mind, a New York Times Best Seller by author Wallace J. Nichols, on the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under or si...

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10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 6

Soil stabilization along waterfronts presents many challenges. Permitting, client desires, use and habitat all play a key role in approach and solution. This presentation will look at a variety of applications and provide guidelines for an approac...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 4

The overall goal of this project was to develop an implementation framework for an offsite BMP program to maximize the environmental and economic effectiveness with which the City of Wichita meets its NPDES stormwater permitting requirements to ul...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 5

Surface waters in North America are becoming saline, often due to winter road maintenance. While salinization comes with its own environmental and human health concerns, a greater issue is how salinized freshwater can alter conditions for other po...

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 6
  • Mike Heller (Speaker) Senior Environmental Scientist, JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

Establishing a roadside native prairie can be challenging with sites varying from one acre to several hundred acres. One of the challenges of using native grasses and wildflowers in construction projects that require a NPDES Permit is the lag time...

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 5
  • Yari Johnson (Speaker) Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

We evaluated streambank erosion using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index across a 5-year period. We found that specific measurement location can greatly alter average scores.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 4
  • Sean McMahon (Speaker) Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

The Conservation Infrastructure Initiative is designed to increase private sector investment and engagement in implementing the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) more cost-effectively by identifying economic drivers and market-based solutions...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Ballroom
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Meeting Room 4

Whether you are controlling 0.25 cfs, 500 cfs, or facing excessively restrictive outlet sizes to meet allowable release rates, the Hydro-Brake valve is can increase the outlet size by up to 200% and reduce stored volumes from 5% to 50%.

This pres...

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Meeting Room 6

Today, Low Impact Development (LID) regulations are pushing for advanced water management technology that will preserve environmental quality and mimic the pre-development watershed hydrology of the site. Additionally, since water management is th...

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Ballroom Stage

Presentation will focus on rolled filtration devices and their performance in comparison with silt-fencing and other diversion/damming devices. We will also concentrate on the
environmental benefits, construction phasing benefits, and maintenance d...

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Bill Murphy (Speaker) Civil Engineer, Bowman Construction Supply

Project photos and videos of stormwater solutions used together to maximize water quality and stormwater management within sites constraints. Tips on design, installation and maintenance ofpretreatment devices, channel protection, biofiltration sy...

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Meeting Room 4

At Phoenix Paper, we pride ourselves on personal service for every client and offer quality and consistency in every product we manufacture. With 20 years of experience mixing and pelletizing fibrous materials for a wide range of industrial applic...

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Meeting Room 6
Pioneering Systems for Cleaning Stormwater.
Storm Drain Inlet Protection & Dewatering Bag Systems. Faster Flow Rates & Greater Sediment Capture . Construction, Industrial, Post Construction 
 
Capturing Sediment on the Go, Enabling Clean...
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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Ballroom Stage

The PaveDrain® system is a patented, permeable paving surface designed with the joints between the blocks left open (i.e. NO ROCK) for an unprecedented infiltration rate and easy
maintenance with vacuuming equipment. It is ADA Compliant, HS-25 ...

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Meeting Room 5

MS4web 2.0 is a compilation of more than 16 years of industry experience and customer feedback fueling a GIS application that not only will assist in maintaining data, inspections and compliance activities, but also is versatile enough to keep up ...

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Ballroom Stage
  • Matt Kamenick (Speaker) Territory Manager - WI & MN, StormTrap LLC

This discussion will focus on midwestern project examples that manage stormwater on a regional or drainage basin scale. Each project used a treatment train of different underground stormwater BMP’s to manage, treat, and reduce TSS and TP in ...

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Meeting Room 4

As many hard armoring technologies move toward more aesthetically pleasing soft armoring permanent solutions on jobsites, the combination of Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) and Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs) have set themselves apart as...

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Meeting Room 5

Overview of PermiTrackESC for online reporting of ESC inspections, including an inspection demonstration, program administrators overview and benefits for permitting agency and inspection team.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Meeting Room 6
  • Paul Iorio (Speaker) Sr. Project Engineer, StormTree

Tree filter systems integrate common street trees with stormwater collection as a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional “end of pipe” systems in achieving stormwater management and remediation goals. Many State regulatory a...

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Joe Lewis (Speaker) Water Resource Engineer, Houston Engineering, Inc.

MS4 permittees are required to track significant amounts of data related to program implementation. This data can be utilized to perform technical evaluations assessing the effectiveness and performance of MS4 programs to develop meaningful MS4 pr...

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 4
  • Emily Jones (Speaker) Pollution Prevention Specialist, MMSD

The Yahara WINS project in southcentral Wisconsin is a first-of-its kind effort to reduce phosphorus pollution through watershed-wide collaboration. This presentation will provide a case study of that project, highlighting the aspects of the proje...

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 3:00 pm
Meeting Room 6

Temporary erosion prevention BMPs (differentiated from those same BMPS that might be used to establish final perennial and permanent vegetation) proposed to limit soil erosion during periods of sequenced temporary inactive construction operations ...

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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm
Meeting Room 4

People tend to be fearful about audits. Perhaps they are thinking of financial audits, or negative experiences from the past. The goal for this workshop is to prepare you for an MS4 audit, and alleviate any concerns you might have. This session wi...

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Meeting Room 5
  • Nancy Stowe (Speaker) Civil Engineer, Houston Engineering, Inc

Developing a stormwater model can be a very significant investment. This presentation describes the problems of conventional modeling products and provides ideas on how to capitalize on the information and data created through the modeling process...

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Meeting Room 4
  • Rachel Olm (Speaker) Scientist, Houston Engineering, Inc.

Practices are an integral part of watershed management to improve water quality. However, many face uncertainty when planning where to invest money most effectively in projects. Through our new approach, learn to focus your money and conservation ...

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 4:30 pm
National Mississippi River Museum

Enojoy a private 1.5 hour reception at National Mississippi River Museum. This is the nation’s premier center to interpret and preserve the Mississippi River’s natural environment and history, inspire a global audience, and create mor...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
National Mississippi River Museum

Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explo...

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 8:00 pm
Downtown Dubuque

Dubuque is home to a number of popular and innovative restaurants, local wineries and breweries to satisfy all tastes. From a romantic dinner at a restored historic hotel, a quick bite at a coffee shop, to sampling the latest in local brews, parta...

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Thursday, April 26
8:00 am - 8:15 am 8:00 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Meeting Room 5
Performance of permeable pavements for stormwater management will be discussed and cold climate case studies will be presented. Discussion will focus on volume reduction, water quality improvement, and maintenance recommendations.
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Meeting Room 6
  • JB Dixon (Speaker) Environmental Scientist, FELSBURG HOLT & ULLEVIG

Roundtable Participants:

  • To Be Determined

Roundtable Participants:
• To Be Determined

Regulatory inspectors have few opportunities to visit with other inspectors in their state, much less regionally. Technical papers, manuals, websites and...

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8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
Meeting Room 4

Vegetated reinforced soil slopes provide a unique and proven alternative for slope stabilization applications. Hybrid soil biotechnical systems are environmental compatible and cost effective. These vegetated reinforced soil slope systems are desi...

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9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Meeting Room 4

Watershed Management Authorities (WMAs) were authorized by Iowa legislature in 2010 to promote voluntary rural-urban partnerships for watershed management. Since that time, the local governments of 23 watersheds have formed WMAs, and collectively,...

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9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Meeting Room 5
  • Monica Smith (Speaker) President, Robinson Engineering Company
This project shows that a BMP can be installed anywhere, even in areas that have been highly developed for almost 100 years.
9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Meeting Room 6

This session will focus on how municipalities can incorporate citizen science in the management of the urban environment.  Citizen science is the public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge (SciStarter.com).  ...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 5
Iron-enhanced sand filtration can retain a significant fraction of the dissolved phosphorus load in stormwater runoff. Results from field demonstration projects will be presented along with design recommendations.
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 4

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Exchange (NRE) is a market-like structure being developed by the Iowa League of Cities in response to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Through the NRE, municipalities and industries will be able to register nutrien...

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10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Meeting Room 6

Communication on the jobsite is important, but can be a challenge. During this session we’ll show you how to use your SWPPP as a communication tool to fix communication breakdowns. Concerned about communicating with regulators or the local c...

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 6

The Bee Branch Conservancy is a local example of solving stormwater and flood control through implementing green infrastructure and placemaking. The corridor is now a focal feature for the city, driving neighborhood revitalization through usable o...

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 4
  • Tyler J. Stubbs (Speaker) Community Fishing Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Fishing in the neighborhood pond at the end of the cul-de- sac is starting to become a familiar
sight within Iowa’s most populated areas. A new stormwater retention basin option that was designed
by members of the Iowa Department of Natural Re...

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Meeting Room 5

So your stormwater runoff is polluted with bacteria... now what? This presentation will discuss the use of biochar, iron and sand filters to remove bacteria and phosphorus from urban runoff in a watershed in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Catc...

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm

Matt Lechtenberg works as the Water Quality Initiative (WQI) Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Matt manages implementation activities of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). Lechtenberg has wor...

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1:00 pm
Bee Branch Creek Restoration Project
Iowa’s oldest city of “Dubuque” was originally discovered in1785 by French Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque. The land was chartered in 1837 and flourished as a fur trading and lead mining settlement enjoying a prosperous past u...
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