Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control (BPESC) document
IECA are proud to publish Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control. This publication has had a long gestation. Its origin lies in the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, Engineering Guidelines for Queensland Construction Sites published by the then Institution of Engineers, Australia back in 1996.
In the years since the publication of the original document the author Grant Witheridge has comprehensively and selflessly developed Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control in consultation with industry peers and experts to form a receptacle of erosion and sediment control best practice that is applicable Australia wide.
Historically, strategies for the reduction of soil erosion and land degradation have primarily been developed by the agricultural sector and soil scientists. However, soil erosion and land degradation is not restricted to just agricultural areas. Uncontrolled sedimentation, pollution and hydrological changes resulting from construction sites are one of the largest contributors to land and water quality degradation in Australia.
Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control is indicative of the significant contribution currently being made to the practice of urban soil erosion and sediment control by other professions, including engineers, ecologists and civil contractors. It contains the necessary strategies and techniques assist erosion and sediment control practitioners to reduce the degradation of land and water from uncontrolled erosion and sedimentation.
Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control is an essential reference for erosion and sediment control professionals nationally.