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engineering with nature

Engineering With Nature® is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaboration.

“I hope you are inspired by the beautiful projects in this atlas and the many benefits that can be achieved by Engineering With Nature.”
Todd S. Bridges, Former National Lead for Engineering With Nature
“These projects are delivering broad engineering, economic, environmental, and social value and demonstrate the potential and power of Engineering WITH Nature.”
LTG Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EWN An Atlas, Volume 2 Book Launch Ceremony (7 April 2021)
Nature does nothing in vain.
Aristotle
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle
One generation plants a tree; another gets the shade.
Chinese proverb
“We absolutely want to do more engineering with nature everywhere we work across the Corps, you have my commitment.”
LTG Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee (24 June 2021)
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is walking the path of innovation with our partners through the Engineering With Nature Initiative, integrating human engineering with natural systems.”
LTG Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Foreword in the International Guidelines on NNBF for Flood Risk Management (16 September 2021)
"These projects are delivering broad engineering, economic, environmental, and social value and demonstrate the potential and power of Engineering WITH Nature."
LTG Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, and Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EWN An Atlas, Volume 2 Book Launch Ceremony (7 April 2021)

June 18, 2024

The Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has been championing ...
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June 17, 2024

When it comes to planning and constructing coastal and marine infrastructure, promoting nature-inclusive design has multiple fi...

June 11, 2024

In Season 7, Episode 10, host Sarah Thorne and cohost Jeff King, National Lead of the Engineering With Nature (EWN) Program, US...

June 11, 2024

The inaugural Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) Partner’s Symposium, held from May 22-24, 2024, in St. Augustine, Flo...

May 28, 2024

Katharine Hayhoe is a world-renowned scientist, climate communicator, and passionate advocate for climate equity. She’s a clima...

May 23, 2024

Following the Chief of Engineer’s January 2023 goal to expand the beneficial use of dredged material (BUDM), the US Army Corps ...
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Engineering With Nature An Atlas, Volume 3
The EWN Atlas series showcase Engineering With Nature principles and practices in action through illustrations and descriptions of constructed projects around the world.
Guidelines for how to approach thin-layer placement projects
A tool for the sustainable management of dredge material that simultaneously maintains navigation channels, sustains wetland ecological function, and provides flood risk management benefits.
EWN Supports White House in Accounting for Nature
In April 2022, President Joe Biden focused considerable attention and federal effort on nature-based solutions when he issued an executive order focused on strengthening the nation’s forests, communities, and local economies. EWN leaders have provided input on key byproducts from the order.
The Engineering With Nature Podcast
Listen in as collaborators from local, national and international agencies, private and not-for-profit organizations, and academia discuss ideas and applications of nature-based solutions.