S4 E2 – High Energy Roundtable with the EWN Practice Leads

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Host Sarah Thorne and Jeff King, Deputy Lead of the Engineering With Nature Program at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), are joined by a roundtable of EWN Practice Leads who are all with USACE. Elizabeth Godsey is the Technical Lead for Coastal Engineering and Regional Sediment Management with Mobile District; Danielle Szimanski is a Project Manager and Ecologist with Baltimore District; Edward Brauer is a Senior Hydraulic Engineer with St. Louis District; and David Crane is an Environmental Resource Specialist with Omaha District.

S4 E1 – Scaling Up, Up, Up, with CSTORM and EWN

Wednesday May 4, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of Season 4! Our theme is “Up, Up, Up, with Nature-Based Solutions” and we have a fabulous line-up of guests who are going to join us and talk about the climate change imperative—and the opportunity to collaborate on developing and implementing landscape-scale projects.

Happy Earth Day!

Friday April 22, 2022

Celebrating Earth Day is a nudge, a friendly reminder, that without Earth, without nature, we would have no place to call home. By preserving nature and protecting the Earth, we are in turn, protecting ourselves. For nearly 250 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has dedicated its service to not just better understanding the […]

AP Article: California leads effort to let rivers roam, lower flood risk

Wednesday April 20, 2022

This article explores the benefits of restoring floodplains allowing floodwaters to expand into open land that no longer needs to be kept dry. In doing so, flood risk is reduced down stream, habitats are expanded, and ground water is recharged. These benefits can be clearly seen at California’s largest single floodplain restoration project, the Dos […]

National Academies Workshop: Benefits, Applications, and Opportunities of Natural Infrastructure

Tuesday April 19, 2022

May 10-11, 2022 Register here. The National Academies is hosting a workshop on May 10-11, 2022 that will explore the benefits, applications, and opportunities of natural infrastructure and its efficacy in areas such as natural hazard resilience, climate change adaptation, and sustainable, multi-purpose infrastructure. The event will be a public, hybrid (in-person and virtual) workshop to […]

White House Roundtable – Knowledge In Nature: How Nature Can Help Grow a Better Future

Tuesday April 19, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 1:00 PM ET – 3:00 PM ET Register here. In celebration of Earth Day, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a virtual roundtable on “Knowledge in Nature.” The event will discuss new Biden-Harris Administration initiatives for assessing, accounting for, and finding solutions in nature. The […]

New Initiatives Improve Wetland Restoration Outcomes: Engineering with Nature and the Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features

Monday April 18, 2022

Wetland Science & Practice Authors: Jacob F. Berkowitz and Nia R. Hurst For some time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has supported an initiative called Engineering With Nature® (EWN) and the application of Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF), both of which promote the incorporation of natural processes and structures into the design and operation of […]

Celebrating the ENR Top 25 Newsmakers

Monday April 18, 2022

Dr. Todd Bridges, national lead for the USACE Engineering With Nature Program, was one of the celebrated Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 25 Newsmakers of 2021, recognized as “a tireless proponent of nature-based solutions; working with, not against, nature in civil infrastructure.” Through Bridges’ leadership, EWN has built an extensive network of global collaborators developing nature-based […]

S4 Trailer – The Engineering With Nature® Podcast

Wednesday April 13, 2022

We’re getting ready to launch Season 4 of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast in May. Host Sarah Thorne recently talked with Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Lead of the Engineering With Nature Program, and Jeff King, Deputy National Lead of the Engineering With Nature Program, about the EWN Podcast and what’s ahead for Season 4.

A Novel Wave Attenuator: Wave Transmission Testing Results

Friday April 1, 2022

Walter Marine and Atlantic Reefmaker entered into a testing service agreement with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to perform wave transmission experimental testing on a novel wave attenuator product. This testing was meant to evaluate the reduction in wave height provided by the Reefmaker Ecosystems Wave Attenuator structure using a physical […]