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Short Course: NNBF for Coastal Resilience hosted by the International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) 2018

July 29, 2018

Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) Short Course

The US Army Corps of Engineers organized and conducted (July 29, 2018) a short course titled, “Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Coastal Resilience” in association with the International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The short course included a range of topics with a focus on current and emerging NNBF applications in coastal settings. Course lectures were offered by 14 speakers from a diverse set of organizations that are applying Engineering With Nature (EWN) practices in pursuit of enhanced coastal resilience. Throughout the one-day course, participants were provided on: NNBF practices that promote coastal resilience and flood risk reduction; applications and utility of specific NNBF types (e.g., beaches/dunes, wetlands, reefs, islands, etc.); benefits analysis that includes engineering, environmental, and socio-economic components; information on example NNBF projects; the importance of community and stakeholder engagement; and insight into current R&D efforts that support NNBF solutions and strategies.

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Short-Course Agenda

Short Course Presentation

Application and Utility of Specific NNBF Types:

  1. Application and Utility of Specific NNBF Types: Tidal Wetlands – Georganna Collins and Dr. Nigel Pontee (PDF)
  2. NNBF Solutions using Tidal Wetlands – Dr. Nigel Pontee (PDF)
  3. Reefs/Sub-Aquatic Vegetation – Dr. Siddharth Narayan and Dr. Jane Smith (PDF)
  4. Mangroves Case Study – Dr. Victoria “Tori” Johnson (PDF)
  5. Beaches/Dunes – John Winkleman (PDF)
  6. Islands – Dr. Joe Gailani and Monica Chasten (PDF)
  7. NNBF w/ Highway and Linear Transportation Projects – Case Study – Tina Hodges (PDF)

Important Considerations When Pursuing NNBF Projects:

  1. Framework for NNBF Projects – Dr. Jeffrey King (PDF)
  2. Community & Stakeholder Engagement – Dr. Maria Dillard (PDF)
  3. Identifying/Reporting Benefits Associated with NNBF Projects: Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis of Engineering, Environmental, and Socio-Economic Parameters – Dr. Siddharth Narayan and Dr. Nigel Pontee (PDF)
  4. State of the Science/Engineering: R&D Focused on NNBF: Current efforts Knowledge Gaps and Barriers Future Needs and Opportunities – Dr. Julie Rosati (PDF)
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