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Registration Open – 2022 SUMMIT: Measuring What Matters

A more comprehensive and equitable evaluation of benefits. 30 November 2022 – Washington, D.C.

30 November 2022 – Washington, D.C.

This summit will bring together government, nonprofit, academic, and private sector collaborators to share recent progress and identify key next steps for evaluation and planning of integrated water resources projects.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from senior administration personnel on the importance of considering and valuing a comprehensive range of economic, environmental, and social benefits in support of the President’s priorities, including the Justice40 Initiative and EO 14072. Ultimately, the feedback and perspectives shared in this Summit are intended to provide USACE and other interested government agencies with actionable and practical guidance on how to best formulate, evaluate, and deliver integrated water resources projects.

Event Brochure (pdf)
updated 11-16-22

How to Attend

Both in-person and virtual participation is available. Upon registration, additional details regarding attendance will be provided.

Location: National Academies of Science and Medicine, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW: Room 120, Washington, D.C.

Learn More

USACE Engineering With Nature engaged The Water Institute of the Gulf and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to consider how to best quantify the broader set of economic, environmental, and social benefits and costs that integrated water resource projects can provide. While projects that include NBS are central to this effort, progress made in documenting the comprehensive array of benefits produced through infrastructure investment is relevant to a broad range of contexts and purposes. The initial report and proceedings from the workshop held in May 2022 are linked below.

Learn more about this research effort, Comprehensive Benefits Evaluation for Nature-Based Solutions.

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