Municipal Water Leader interviews USACE EWN

Tuesday August 9, 2022

In July 2022, Municipal Water Leader speaks with Dr. Todd Bridges, National lead for EWN, about scaling nature-based solutions to adverse weather and climate changes. Read the article. We need to make the exceptional nature-based projects of the past the common approach for delivering projects in the future. To do that, we need to continue to […]

Multi-Agency Kickoff Meeting – Quantifying Ecological Benefits of Levee Setbacks

Monday August 8, 2022

Flood control projects such as levees are part of the Nation’s aging infrastructure.  After repeated flood damage and repairs, repairing in-place becomes challenging, especially with the possibility of more frequent or extreme flood events associated with climate change. Alternate approaches, such as levee setbacks, are being considered more frequently. 27 June 2022. As part of […]

Hot off the press: Evolution of Benefits Evaluation and Prioritization of Water Resources Projects

Monday August 8, 2022

The USACE EWN® Program has partnered with The Water Institute of the Gulf to analyze past and current benefits evaluation approaches to identify practical options for improving federal practice for evaluating the economic, environmental, and social benefits of natural infrastructure and nature-based solutions. This is the first in a series of products that will identify opportunities for evaluating comprehensive […]

Technical Report – Engineering With Nature® Principles in Action: Islands

Monday August 8, 2022

This technical report highlights the role of islands in providing coastal resilience benefits in terms of reducing waves and erosion as well as other environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the communities and the ecosystems they reside in. Making this information available to practitioners will advance the use of dredged sediment to construct islands and other […]

S4 – EWN On the Road Podcast Miniseries

Thursday August 4, 2022

Welcome to the summer feature podcast miniseries—EWN On The Road. As we teased in Episode 5, in this special series, 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, is sharing some highlights of his travels across the country over the past 2 years visiting people, places, and projects relevant to EWN. The miniseries includes 4 episodes and will post August 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Coastal Canada Nature-Based Infrastructure Workshop Series

Monday August 1, 2022

Cold regions experience some of the most dynamic hydrodynamic processes on the planet and are undergoing rapid environmental change from rising sea levels, increased storms, and melting permafrost. While there is no universally accepted definition of a cold region or cold climate, it generally includes regions that experience harsh winter storms and ice, scouring currents […]

Construction Zone: Jacksonville District breaks ground at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam implementing EWN-inspired design

Thursday July 21, 2022

In 2019, the Engineering With Nature and Landscape Architecture project delivery team developed recommendations for how the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam facility might incorporate EWN principles to create habitat along with educational and recreational opportunities. We are excited to announce that the EWN activities and associated report inspired the designs that are now being […]

S4 E7 – A Conversation about Leadership and EWN with Brigadier General Kelly, Commander of the USACE South Atlantic Division

Wednesday July 20, 2022

In Episode 7, host Sarah Thorne and 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, are talking with Brig. Gen. Kelly about the challenges facing the South Atlantic Division. From restoration in the Everglades, to deepening the Charleston Harbor, to ongoing flood control initiatives, to disaster preparedness, we’re talking about the leadership needed to address landscape-scale challenges in innovative ways and how Engineering With Nature (EWN) is an important part of infrastructure solutions.

S4 E6 – A Conversation about Leadership and EWN with Colonel Gant, Commander of the USACE South Pacific Division

Wednesday July 20, 2022

In Episode 6, host Sarah Thorne and 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, are talking with COL Gant about the challenges and opportunities facing the South Pacific Division, and how EWN and leadership are being applied to meet those needs.

USACE Engineering With Nature Program at heart of recent Presidential Executive Order

Monday July 18, 2022

Recently, the EWN Initiative, and NBS in general, received major support from the highest level. President Joe Biden issued Executive Order (EO) 14072, “Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies” on April 22. In Section 4, titled “Deploying Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Climate Change and Enhance Resilience,” the EO identifies three activities to push […]