The EWN Atlas, Volumes 1 and 2 showcase Engineering With Nature principles and practices in action through illustrations and descriptions of a combined 118 constructed projects around the world. Fifty of these projects were built by USACE at sites across the country.
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In addition to real-world examples of Engineering With Nature, the Atlas collections identified many key enablers for creating infrastructure value through nature.
- Innovation: developing new science, engineering practices, and methods of working.
- Creative problem-solving: planning, project formulation, and design;
- Documentation: recording the diverse benefits and performance of nature-based solutions.
- Open communication: sharing widely and strategically to facilitate progress.
- Education and Training: preparing people to support future needs and practice.
- Collaboration: partnering across organizational boundaries and sectors in order to innovate.
What readers are saying
“The Atlas features many different types of projects. It allows us to talk about efforts outside traditional engineering; it allows us to broaden the spectrum and talk about truly integrated water resource management.”James Dalton, director of Civil Works, USACE @USACEHQ
“This isn’t your typical government-issued atlas of maps and figures. It’s an important first step toward broadening understanding, consideration, and acceptance of natural infrastructure as a flood risk reduction and resilience strategy.”Shannon Cunniff, EDF, United States Read the Blog, @H2Owitch, @GrowingReturns
“Nature offers us so many solutions to minimize flood risk. A publication like this book gives us, in a very digestible format, a clearer picture of what we mean when we say this.”Catherine Wright, Environment Agency, United Kingdom @EnvAgency
“These case studies will help promote the notion that we have to give full consideration to natural infrastructure solutions whenever we’re dealing with coastal protection or ecosystem restoration projects.”Mike Donahue, AECOM, United States @AECOM