October 21-22, 2014
The USACE Engineering With Nature team conducted a successful “Proving Ground” implementation workshop with Galveston District on 21-22 October. Forty USACE team members collaborated in this effort from Galveston District, Southwest Division, Engineer Research and Development Center, Institute for Water Resources and Headquarters. Galveston and Buffalo Districts have agreed to serve as EWN Proving Grounds for District-wide implementation of the principles and practices of EWN.
Participants shared information about EWN, ongoing projects, and worked in collaborative teams to identify opportunities to implement EWN principles and practices within the Districts current and future projects, including the two Recon studies for the Houston Ship Channel deepening and Coastal Texas. Lessons learned from this workshop will be applied in the Buffalo District Proving Ground Workshop being planned.
Collaborating programs for this EWN effort include:Dredging Operations Environmental Research, Regional Sediment Management, Dredging Operations Technical Support, Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research, and Flood and Coastal.
Use or reproduction of any slides/graphics or portions of figures etc. found herein shall contain an acknowledgement of the author/institution and be by permission of the author.
- Engineering With Nature – Dr. Todd S. Bridges, ST
- Regional Sediment Management And Engineering With Nature – Linda S. Lillycrop
- Incorporating EWN into Breakwaters and Other Hard Infrastructure – Dr. Tom Fredette and Dr. Burton Suedel
- Beneficial Use of Dredged Material at Horseshoe Bend: An Engineering With Nature Case Study – Dr. Burton Suedel
- Natural and Nature-Based Features in the USACE North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study – Dr. Todd S. Bridges, ST (FOUO)
- Recovery of the Interior Least Tern through Engineering with Nature – Dr. Richard A. Fischer and Dr. Todd M. Swannack
- EWN Opportunities for Delivering Value to the Nation – Dr. Edmond Russo
- The Texas Coast: Shoring Up Our Future – Texas General Land Office