April 2021

Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class

Essentials, Innovations, Compliance, and Best Practices

Status: Registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for registration inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: Login: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time

Day 1: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Webinar: 8:30 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time

Day 2: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Webinar: 8:30 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: James Kay, P.Eng.
Credit: 6.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning in the Formal Category
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Apr 14, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Registrant Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note:
  • Student Price is eligible for participants in Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Student Program
  • If you are not an Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant, and you do not already have an existing account, please proceed to creating a new account to create a profile before completing your event registration
  • For webinar sessions, the webinar login instructions will be made available 3 business days prior to the webinar date
  • A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 14, 2021 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation
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Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
Email: [email protected]
The Erosion and Sediment Control(ESC) Master Class will challenge participants to leverage their understanding of ESC essentials, apply industry innovations to achieve compliance, and deploy best practices in a fiscally responsible and approvable manner for successful implementation.
  • Challenge common practices and apply best practices to achieve compliance;
  • Apply theory, practice, and cost consciousness into new designs and site plans;
  • Overcome common breakdowns in design, approval, contracting, and construction; and
  • Utilize a proven, structured, and reliable approach to tackle any ESC challenge.

Seminar Outline

The ESC Master Class is a new hybrid webinar that will quickly review fundamentals to ensure common understanding, introduce and highlight unique aspects of the best practices, apply design and costing to new site plan challenges, and review construction, inspection, and approval approaches.

  • Explore the industry resources, practitioners, regulations, and state of practice;
  • Highlight case studies that demonstrate compliance at a reasonable cost;
  • Explain common misunderstandings and misconceptions;
  • Review fundamentals of erosion and sediment control approaches and measures;
  • Challenge attendees to undertake analysis and design of new sites; and
  • Demonstrate processes and approaches to ensure best ESC outcomes.

Unique Features of the Course

ESC Master Class aims higher. It sets the benchmarks and reviews performance, then shows practitioners how to achieve. It goes beyond reviewing functionality of measures, rather, focuses on the appropriate combination of tools and approaches necessary to optimize design and overcome any ESC challenge.

Target Audience

This session is appropriate for all ESC practitioners including: civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineers, designers, field staff, project managers, regulatory managers, and all those active in the ESC industry.


None, though familiarity with engineering principles of hydrology and hydraulics will be helpful. Practitioners will gain enormous insight whether they are new to ESC or have been applying best practices for decades. There are key learning outcomes for everyone.


James Kay, P.Eng., CPESC, CPSWQ

Development Engineering Manager, City of Kelowna

James Kay is a consulting civil engineer who has been designing, administering, and approving land development and municipal engineering projects across Canada since 2001.

First challenged in Erosion and Sediment Control in 2004, James proceeded to earn his CPESC and CPSWQ designations, apply best practices to development sites, and teach ESC for IECA, EnviroCert, Vancouver Island University, BCWWA, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC. James has served on the Boards of PNW IECA, ESCA BC, and ESCA Canada.

James proudly shares that ESC compliance is possible at a reasonable cost. How we approach sites, how we design systems, and how we review and oversee projects makes all the difference.

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