Connect. (part 2)

(I thought there would be a podcast of the keynote available by now.  Unfortunately, the quality the audio recording was so poor that I couldn’t make it happen.  Oh well.  The Prezi and the outline can be accessed from Part 1.) Continued from Part 1 –   Our world is sticky.  It’s messy, and it’s complicated.  Our value[…]

IECA Environmental Connection 2013

Last week I attended IECA’s EC13 in San Diego.  Not only am I grateful to my employer for letting me attend, but I am also grateful to IECA.  IECA invited and allowed me to deliver the keynote address for this year’s meeting.  It was a huge opportunity and unforgettable experience for me. The feedback from my[…]

Game Changers

There have been tons of jobs lost over the past four years in America.  Some well respected thought leaders are saying that some of those jobs may never return.  There is a sort of work that is on its way out. Work that can be outsourced or automated will be.  The average will be minimized and the truly[…]


Last year I finished reading a book called Start With Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.  The book has influenced how I think as much as any other book I have read to date.  The concepts presented by the author, Simon Sineck have caused me to focus on getting HOW I[…]

IECA Intentional Presenting Webinar Follow Up

This week International Erosion Control Association offered a free webinar titled, Intentional Presenting – Making the Environmental Connection.  The webinar offering was a perfect example of getting your WHAT and your HOW aligned with your WHY (if you haven’t read Simon Senek’s Book, Start with WHY, you should). The WHY: IECA serves its members. IECA serves its professional[…]

Educational Opportunities (free webinar, etc.)

The world of construction stormwater is changing and techniques for effectively manging construction stormwater runoff are getting better every day.  We know that if we aren’t paying attention and not intentionally improving, we could easily be left behind.  Or worse, we could unnecessarily risk our client or employer’s time, money and reputation.  Or, we could miss out on opportunities[…]

Without Rain

If we didn’t have rain there would be no construction stormwater discharge; there would be no erosion; there would be no sediment to worry about,with few exceptions.  Without rain there is no need for sediment basins, silt fence or rolled erosion control products.  Without rain, the construction stormwater professional is without problems (but also likely without a job). Rain matters.  Or[…]