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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)

May 23, 2024

We are pleased to announce the release of Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 3. Release Date: May 22, 2024 Vie...
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May 20, 2024

Join us for a comprehensive exploration of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) at the upcoming Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Sho...
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May 17, 2024

The Network for Engineering With Nature® (EWN) invites you to the N-EWN Knowledge Series: A Continuing Education Series about E...

May 15, 2024

Shallow, tropical coral reefs face compounding threats from climate change, habitat degradation due to coastal development and ...

May 14, 2024

How do we think about forests and their value? We know that forests store carbon, and with the climate changing, many might thi...
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Engineering With Nature An Atlas, Volume 3
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.