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  • July

    Engineering With Nature’s Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study recognized with international award

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its partners received the U.K. Environment Agency Flood & Coast International Excellence Award June 30 for the Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study.
  • April

    Expanding the Practice of EWN through Landscape Architecture

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – In this episode of the Engineering With Nature (EWN) Podcast, Dr. Jeff King, deputy national lead of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EWN program, discusses how three landscape architects ― Auburn University’s Rob Holmes, University of Pennsylvania’s Sean Burkholder and the University of Virginia’s Brian Davis — have joined forces with EWN to explore innovative solutions to coastal resilience. The group describes their efforts to synthesize the engineering and landscape architecture disciplines and the opportunities and potential for advancing EWN practices. The EWN approach of leveraging natural processes to accomplish the desired engineering outcome while creating environmental and social benefits aligns well with the discipline of landscape architecture in which landscapes are co-designed by humans and natural processes. King and his guests discuss the power of integrating landscape architecture practices into the work Burkholder, Holmes and King are doing with colleagues at the Philadelphia District along the New Jersey coast.
  • March

    Evaluating the engineering benefits of Florida’s mangrove forests

    Along the Florida coastline, forests of trees with a dense tangle of prop roots appear to be standing on stilts above the water. These trees, or mangroves, are not only magnificent to see, but are a key element in protecting coastlines and communities during coastal storms. Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District and the U.S. Naval Academy to explore the engineering value of Florida’s mangrove forests.
  • October

    Collaborating with academia to develop future practice and practitioners

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Podcast, guests are Dr. Brian Bledsoe, director of the University of Georgia’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS), and Dr. Todd Bridges, senior research scientist for environmental science with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and national lead of the EWN Initiative and the sponsor of this podcast. They discuss a new partnership, the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN), to promote new practices and expertise and to foster the drive and passion for delivering nature-based solutions for infrastructure in the next generation of scientists, engineers, business leaders and decision-makers.
  • Collaborating with industry to promote natural infrastructure

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Podcast, guests Don McNeill, business development manager for Caterpillar Inc.’s Earthmoving Division and director of the Natural Infrastructure Initiative (NII), and Dr. Mike Donahue, vice president of Water Resources & Environmental Services at AECOM, discuss the need for natural infrastructure solutions.
  • USACE Engineering With Nature Initiative launches new network, partnership

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a new partnership with the University of Georgia (UGA) to establish the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN). N-EWN was developed to accelerate delivery of nature-based solutions and natural infrastructure in the public and private sectors.
  • Protecting fragile coasts and improving community resilience

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Monica Chasten, a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Philadelphia District’s Operations Division, discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) and her work and collaboration with other scientists and engineers to advance coastal dredging practices and the beneficial use of dredged material.
  • Incorporating EWN into Coastal Texas resilience, restoration

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Podcast, guest Dr. Edmond Russo, former deputy district engineer for Planning, Programs, and Project Management, Galveston District, and current director, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), discusses the scope and scale of Galveston District’s responsibilities, and how the district is incorporating the principles and practices of EWN into their daily work as well as their future planning.
  • September

    Assessing the value of natural, nature-based features in coastal storm, flood risk reduction

    In this episode of the new Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Dr. Michael W. Beck, research professor, and head of the Coastal Resilience Lab, University of California at Santa Cruz, discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) and his work examining how to create incentives for investing in nature and nature-based solutions for reducing flood and storm risk.
  • Collaborating to create wildlife habitat while restoring islands, improving community resilience

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Paula Whitfield, research ecologist, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses Engineering With Nature (EWN) as it relates to coastal and community resilience.
  • Characterizing storm, flood risk reduction benefits derived from mangroves during extreme weather events Engineering With Nature® Podcast, Season 1: Episode 4

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature Podcast, guest Dr. Tori Tomiczek, an assistant professor in the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the role of natural infrastructure in reducing flood risk and damage during major storms, as well as increasing coastal resilience through her groundbreaking work that demonstrates the importance of mangroves in protecting coastal shorelines.
  • Using natural infrastructure to increase resilience for military installations

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Brig. Gen. Patrice Melancon, executive director of the Program Management Office, Tyndall Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force, shares how she and her team are incorporating the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature into the Air Force’s Installation of the Future initiative.
  • Using natural forces, sediment to restore coastal marsh habitat

    In this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast, guest Jeff Corbino, environmental resources specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District, shares several examples of Engineering With Nature (EWN) to restore coastal marsh habitat as a key part of the district’s navigation mission.
  • August

    USACE launches new podcast series “Engineering With Nature”

    A new podcast series tells the stories of how, over the last 10 years, a growing international community of practitioners, scientists, engineers, and researchers across many disciplines and organizations are working together to combine natural and engineering systems to solve problems and diversify infrastructure value by applying the principles and practices of Engineering With Nature®.
  • February

    Landmark guidelines on natural and nature-based features is an international effort

    Nearly four years ago, a team led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and that now includes 189 scientists, engineers and resource managers from 73 worldwide organizations gathered to begin work on a set of international guidelines for utilizing Natural and Nature-Based Features. Today, the project is nearing completion with the publication of “Guidelines on the Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features for Sustainable Coastal and Fluvial Systems” expected in 2020. The guidelines will provide practitioners with the best available information concerning the conceptualization, planning, design, engineering, construction and maintenance of NNBF to support resilience and flood risk reduction for coasts, bays and estuaries, as well as river and freshwater lake systems.
  • June

    ERDC launches Engineering with Nature website

    VICKSBURG, Miss.—Researchers with ERDC’s Environmental Laboratory recently launched the Engineering
  • September

    ERDC Chairs Regional Sediment Management and Engineering with Nature Workshop

    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.

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