EWN News

EWN 2022: Reflecting and Anticipating

Monday January 10, 2022

Thanks to many contributors, 2021 was a year of incredible advancement for Engineering With Nature. A few favorite highlights for reflection and to bookmark for future use: Publication of the EWN Atlas Volume 2, this new edition to the EWN Atlas Series showcases EWN principles and practices in action through illustrations and descriptions of 62 […]

Congratulations Dr. Bridges

Tuesday December 21, 2021

We are honored to congratulate our own Dr. Todd Bridges on being named a 2021 Presidential Rank Award winner, chosen by President Biden. Dr. Bridges is the U.S. Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and the national lead for the USACE Engineering With Nature® initiative. He was the only Distinguished Senior Professional selection from the Department […]

The EWN Initiative Receives a 2021 FOUR GEN Award

Friday December 3, 2021

“Visionaries, wayshowers, and doers,” these three words were used to describe the Engineering With Nature Initiative and fellow recipients of the 2021 Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions Awards. The theme for the 8th annual celebration was Weaving the Web of Sustainability and Restoration. The FOUR GEN Awards spotlight people and […]

Ep 5 – Applying EWN strategies at National Parks and Refuges

Wednesday December 1, 2021

Climate change and the imperative to take action now is top of mind following the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. The effects of climate change – rising sea levels, changing temperature and precipitation patterns, wildfires, and many other changes impact vulnerable natural resources, including national parks and wildlife refuges.

The Role of Mangroves in Coastal Protection

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Communities are challenged to develop sustainable, resilient adaptation strategies focused on coastal design alternatives that will allow these areas to mitigate the effects of coastal flooding. This EWN technical note reviews previous studies of mangroves as a nature-based adaptation for coastal protection and flood hazard mitigation. Additionally, the publication: provides a brief background on mangrove […]