June 7-8, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District hosted an Engineering With Nature (EWN) collaborative meeting on 07-08 June in Philadelphia, PA. A multi-disciplinary team from around the country met to discuss the EWN program, highlight best practices and capture new project ideas for future collaboration. The Philadelphia district as well as the Galveston and Buffalo Districts have committed to being EWN Proving Grounds by incorporating EWN principles and practices across district programs and projects. The two-day workshop featured opening plenary presentations on a number of topics, including coastal resiliency; marsh restoration; natural and nature-based features; habitat enhancement and regional sediment management, and interactive breakout sessions to identify opportunities for applying EWN concepts in their respective areas of responsibility.
The 35 participants included planners, regulators, environmental resources professionals, engineers, project managers, EWN Leadership Team members and ERDC Environmental and Coastal and Hydraulics subject matter experts.
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- Engineering With Nature – Dr. Todd S. Bridges, ST
- Coastal Systems Resilience (CSR) and Engineering with Nature (EWN) – Julie Dean Rosati and Katherine Touzinsky
- Overview of NJ marsh restoration to support coastal resilience – Candice D. Piercy, Monica A. Chasten, and Timothy L. Welp
- Developing engineering guidance for Natural and Nature-based features – Todd M. Swannack and Candice D. Piercy
- The USACE Regional Sediment Management Program – Jeff McKee, Linda Lillycrop, Katie Brutsche, Jackie Keiser, and Monica Chasten
- Increasing Habitat Value on Coastal Structures through Engineering With Nature – Burton Suedel, Cynthia Banks, Tony Friona, Paul Bijhouwer, Rich Ruby, Hal Harrington, and Peter Esselman
- Engineering With Nature Proving Ground SWG Status Report – Eddie Irigoyen
- Engineering With Nature Proving Ground Status Report – Tony Friona