Erosion and Sediment Control
Tips, Tricks, and Advice: What Is the Most Useful Advice You Wish Someone Had Told You When Starting in Erosion Control and Revegetation?
In this industry we have a wealth of information... that predominantly stays inside our various craniums. How can we best share this knowledge? What information would be most useful to others or that we wish we had known about earlier? This will be a fairly organic discussion of our various panel members discussing the most vital information they would like to share with the industry at large- because all boats truly rise together!
Various topics that will be touched on during the panel discussion:
1. Working with others: Contractors will share what was the “aha” moment was to best working with inspectors and engineers. Salesmen can be a resource not an annoyance- how do we add value and assist without stepping on toes? Specifiers- what was the one thing that made working with contractors, owners, and others much easier once they realized it?
2. The industry as a whole- no one springs from the ground fully formed into this industry like the Botticelli painting The Birth of Venus. Our panel will discuss the most useful things they did or learned while gaining knowledge and expertise. We'll discuss those nuggets of information that once we had them immediately went "I wish I had known that sooner!" or "I get it now!" or "You mean this WHOLE time if I had just been doing _____ I could have..."
3. Erosion Control- It seems so easy... but we all know it's not. We'll discuss what achieving true success takes. We’ll discuss our insights into where things have gone wrong in the past and what would have been the bit of knowledge that would have helped in that situation had we known it?
4. Revegetation- Plants, and Soil, and Nutrients oh my! The panel will discuss the various tips tricks and insights they've gleaned that are currently or have in the past helped them achieve quality vegetation on their sites.
5. And then the One Thing- What is the one thing we wish others knew about what we currently are doing in the industry? Where do our panelists think we are being misunderstood, what are the common misconceptions we wish we could address? We'll have a discussion to attempt to share and correct something that continues to hound us in our current role and that we run across frequently.
And finally our panel will be taking questions from the audience to answer some of their most pressing needs and questions they would like answers to.