November 4th & 5th, Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE

Great Rivers Chapter
Fall Conference and Expo

Sustainable Soils in Practice: A Revisit of Traditional Approaches through Innovation

Join the City of Omaha and the Great Rivers Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the 2019 Fall Conference and Expo

This 1.5 day conference and trade show highlights innovations achieved over the past 25 years in erosion & sediment control, stormwater management, and soil health. Join stormwater professionals from around the Midwest to learn about Construction General Permit (CGP) Compliance, Post-Construction Stormwater management, and innovative municipal stormwater policy and program funding strategies.  Speakers and content range from the core focus of the International Erosion Control Association, to trends in science and research on soil health, surface water quality, and much more!


Luncheon Speaker: Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI, IECA President

Adam Dibble is the Director of Marketing for Profile Products. Dibble is also the President of the Board of Directors of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for 2019-2021. Dibble is a current member of the Erosion Control Technology Council, Sports Turf Managers Association and the American Marketing Association. He was recognized as a Stormwater Solutions Rising Star (2016), an IECA Outstanding Professional (2017) and earned the 2018 Sigma Pi Fraternity Young Professional Achievement Award. Dibble has published dozens of articles for the erosion control industry and has a Dale Carnegie certification. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Ferris State University.

Featured Speaker: Alex Zimmerman, CPESC, CISEC, CESSWI, AK-BC-NT-WA-CESCL, QSP

Building for the Future While Protecting our Environment

The best of the best practices have the improved construction schedules, reduced costs resulting in more productive and profitable projects the protect the environment. This presentation looks at some of the best of the best practices.

Alex Zimmerman brings over 20 years of large scale construction and reclamation experience to Erosion and Sediment Control and stormwater training. From large disturbance, linear, and single-family construction to restoration and emergency landslide repair, his experiences add to informative trainings on real world issues for construction site and facility operators, inspectors, and designers.

Alex has been helping project teams succeed by planning for the productive and compliant completion of varied construction and restoration projects. Alex has been recognized by various associations and agencies for his professional course preparation and delivery. Alex stays up to date and informed on the latest regulations and compliance challenges. He was a past recipient of the Educational Achievement award by the International Erosion Control Association.

Monday, November 4th

Scott Conference Center

Educational Presentations. Contractors. Regulators. Vendors.

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Day One at the Scott Conference Center will feature...

3.5 hours of CEUs/PDHs for keeping your contractor’s license.


11:00am - 12:00pm: Registration Open

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch with Keynote Speaker Adam Dibble, IECA President, Conference Kickoff

1:00pm - 2:15pm: Building for the Future with Alex Zimmerman

2:15pm - 2:45pm: Nebraska Department of Transporation (NDOT) E & SC Training 

2:45pm - 3:15pm: Break with Vendors

3:15pm - 3:30pm: Regional Product Showcase,  Hanes Geo Presentation– Hanes Geo Components, John Warren

3:30pm - 4:15pm: The World of Hydromulch: Improvements and Success Over the Past 25 Years, Wally Butman

4:15pm - 4:45pm: Regional Product Showcase  Rain Guardian/Focal Point, ASP Enterprises

4:30pm - 6:00pm: Vendor Reception

6:00pm - 9:00pm: Dinner on your own

Tuesday, November 5th

Scott Conference Center

Educational Presentations. Vendor Showcases. Post Construction Perspectives and Panel Discussion.

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Day Two at the Scott Conference Center will feature...

6.5 hours of CEUs/PDHs for keeping your contractor’s license.


8:00am - 8:30am: Omaha Stormwater Updates - Andy Szarko, City of Omaha

8:30am - 9:30am: Iowa State University Stormwater Research

9:30am - 9:45am: Regional Product Showcase, Miller Seed Presentation

9:45am - 10:15am: Break with Vendors

10:15am - 12:00pm: Post Construction Maintenance with Pat Sauer, ISWEP

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Soil Amendments

2:00pm - 2:20pm: Post Construction  - Engineer Perspective - Paul Gonzales (E & A Consulting Group, Inc.

2:20pm - 2:40pm: Post Construction - Landscape Architect Perspective - Zach F., Lamp Rynearson

2:40pm - 3:00pm: Post Construction - Local Reviewer Perspective -Andy Szarko, City of Omaha Rynearson

3:00pn - 3:30pm: Break with Vendors

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Post Construction Panel Discussion

4:00pm - 4:45pm: Regional Post Construction Mitigation

4:45pm - 5:00pm: Closing and Door Prizes

About the Location

Aksarben Village

Aksarben (“Nebraska” spelled backwards) has been one of Omaha’s most popular destinations throughout the 20th century

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Located in the heart of Omaha, Aksarben Village is the city’s premier entertainment and shopping community, a walkable place of unique shops, restaurants, bars, bike trails and green spaces. Whatever you love to do, Aksarben Village is where it all starts. Catch a movie, see a concert, hit the bars or enjoy the game.

At Aksarben Village, you can create your own artwork while sipping wine with friends (Village Canvas and Cabernet), nosh on late-night sushi and sashimi (Ponzu), enjoy a movie and a drink (Aksarben Cinema) and enjoy fresh-tomato Sundays every summer at the Omaha Farmers Market.

Looking for family-friendly activities? You bring the kids, we’ll bring the playground. Stinson Park is a vibrant outdoor venue perfect for catching some fresh air, exercise, live music and an open-air market.

Forgot your bike?  No worries!  Check out the B-Cycle stations located throughout Aksarben Village.  Locations are 67th & Center, 67th & Frances, south of DJ’s Dugout, and another station next to Blue Cross Blue Shield off of Aksarben Drive.  Bring your credit card to sign up and enjoy the ride! For more information, check out Heartland BCycle

Exhibitors & Sponors

We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to maximize exposure for your company and connect with industry professionals in the public and private sectors.

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We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to earn a total of 10 hours of CEUs/PDHs for keeping your contractor's license and network with other professionals in the industry. We hope to see you there!

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