ERDC Chairs Regional Sediment Management and Engineering with Nature Workshop

Published Sept. 28, 2012
Dr. Todd Bridges

Dr. Todd Bridges

28 Sept. 2012

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PORTLAND, Ore.—ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory’s Linda Lillycrop (CHL) and Environmental Laboratory’s (EL) Dr. Todd Bridges chaired the recent Regional Sediment Management (RSM) and Engineering with Nature (EWN) workshop in Portland, Ore.

The workshop was held to identify RSM and EWN opportunities within U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) missions and to share successes and lessons learned across USACE missions with a focus on navigation infrastructure operations.

The overall goals of the meeting were to conduct the annual RSM in progress review of USACE district FY12 initiatives for RSM, introduce the EWN initiative, and establish collaborations between RSM and EWN. The workshop was sponsored and collaboratively organized by RSM and the Dredging Operations Environmental Research programs.

The 65 workshop participants included representatives from Headquarters USACE, ERDC, 21 USACE districts, three USACE major subordinate commands, academia and industry.

It included numerous technical presentations and group breakout sessions on a broad range of issues related to science, technology and engineering associated with navigation, including innovative engineering and operational practices, modeling, and strategic communications for the advancement of a joint RSM and EWN community.

The workshop agenda and briefs are posted on the RSM Website at

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