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Island Erosion and Restoration

Long-Term Function of Coastal Islands Derived from Engineering With Nature® Efforts

Regardless of their size, islands play a critical role in providing valuable habitat, recreation opportunities, and coastal protection by reducing erosion and wave energy to nearby shorelines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restoring and creating islands through the beneficial use of dredged sediment, which is increasing habitats and protecting nearby shorelines. The restoration of Swan Island provides a unique opportunity to quantify and evaluate island performance and use the data to inform future monitoring and adaptive management strategies.

Tyndall Air Force Base Coastal Resilience Study: Recipient of the UK Environment Agency’s International Excellence Award

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its partners received the U.K. Environment Agency Flood & Coast International Excellence Award for the Tyndall Coastal Resilience Study. The study focused on rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an Installation of the Future in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, which damaged the base and surrounding area in October 2018.

Quantifying Storm Protection Benefits of Coastal Mangroves

During extreme storms, mangroves offer a natural fortification against flooding and coastal erosion by reducing wave energy and trapping sediment. Hoping to better understand and maximize these benefits, researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and the U.S. Naval Academy are collaborating to learn more about how to most effectively use mangroves to reduce coastal damage caused by waves. This will enable USACE Districts and the nation to make educated decisions and optimize designs that will better protect our coastal communities.

Sediment Distribution Pipe Technology: Advancing EWN Principles

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its Engineer Research and Development Center are currently conducting R&D to operationalize technology that separates sand from mud while it’s being transported in the discharge pipeline of an operating hydraulic dredge. The enhanced placement method will eliminate, or significantly reduce, the subsequent re-handling of the sediment and often exorbitant associated costs of that process. These improvements will be based on two key Engineering With Nature® elements, using science and engineering to produce operational efficiencies and using natural processes to achieve maximum benefit.

Celebrating Ten Years of Engineering With Nature® Practice and Collaboration (Short – 2 Minutes).

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature® (EWN) initiative is celebrating 10 years of enabling more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits through infrastructure. The overarching vision for the initiative is to foster an approach where nature and human engineering are partners in infrastructure development. The strong relationships and collaborations built with partners around the world have fueled EWN’s progress over the past decade. Some of EWN’s partners share their greetings and congratulations on the 10th anniversary of EWN.

Celebrating Ten Years of Engineering With Nature® Practice and Collaboration (Full Length – 15 minutes ).

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature® (EWN) initiative is celebrating 10 years of enabling more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits through infrastructure. The overarching vision for the initiative is to foster an approach where nature and human engineering are partners in infrastructure development. The strong relationships and collaborations built with partners around the world have fueled EWN’s progress over the past decade. Some of EWN’s partners share their greetings and congratulations on the 10th anniversary of EWN.

What is EWN?

Dr. Todd Bridges, the National Lead for the EWN initiative, explains the four major elements of EWN.

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