March is the month designated to celebrate women and their achievements around the world. IECA is blessed to have some amazing women achieving amazing things in the erosion and sediment control (ERSED) industry. In this webinar, you will hear from women in Australia, New Zealand, and America, about their work in the ERSED field, how they came to be in the industry, and their vision for the future of the industry.
Stephanie Kirk - New Zealand
Stephanie is currently the Environmental Manager on a $655 million dollar large scale infrastructure roading project in New Zealand. The area the project is situated in has had its worst rainfall ever recorded during the summer earthworks season from September to February. She will be talking about the challenges of working on a large earthworks project with record breaking rainfall, the innovative weather forecasting software, how their erosion and sediment controls have stood up to the test, some of the tough challenges they have faced along the way and how they have remained on side with the regulatory authorities throughout the process. She will also briefly touch on how she started in the industry and how she would like to see it change and develop.
Dr Jaime Schussler - USA
Until her graduate studies, Dr. Jaime Schussler had no idea there was so much to learn about erosion and sediment control. Before long, she was sinking herself into research to find performance-based solutions for temporary erosion and sediment control. Jaime’s research has influenced design standards throughout the United States. Following her doctoral work, she was a visiting scholar at the University of New South Wales, where she connected with Australasia IECA members to learn about the industry across the pond. Now, Jaime’s story has come full circle. She uses her position as an assistant professor to mobilize young women to the erosion and sediment control industry and getting involved with IECA. Join us to hear about her journey!
Alison Price - Australia
SoilCyclers Founder and MD Alison Price oversees soil amelioration and remediation on more than 50 sites annually, recycling up to half a million tons per annum and taking around 30,000 truckloads off local roads. From mine sites to infrastructure, subdivisions, and everything in between, Alison has seen what can go wrong when we don't take care of our soil. Practical tips for new engineers, some soil science basics for non-scientists and some funny examples of recycling pitfalls as well as guaranteed recipes for soil recycling success.