Using Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) principles to manage erosion of watersheds damaged by large-scale wildfires

Tuesday June 29, 2021

June 2021 – Low‐cost and readily available materials such as logs, mulch, vegetation, and local rock are used to stabilize highly erodible parts of a New Mexico watershed. The study informs recommendations for broader implementation. Read the article.

Dr. Todd Bridges Testifies at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Dr. Todd Bridges testified regarding “The Role of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Water Resources Projects.”

Book Review -Engineering With Nature An Atlas, Volume 2

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Terra Et Aqua, a magazine produced by the International Association of Dredging Companies, shares a book review of the EWN Atlas, Volume 2, “…more than just a collection of maps and figures. In highlighting projects around the world, the Atlas provides a channel for communicating progress and potential.” Read More.

Studying Natural Infrastructure

Thursday June 10, 2021

USA Today Special Edition highlights the Network for Engineering With Nature (NEWN) and the university partners that have joined with the goal to accelerate the use of natural infrastructure in the public and private sector. Through research, education, and application these partners are working to leverage natural systems for innovative infrastructure development. Full Article, pg. […]

USACE Signs MOU with California Department of Water Resources to Collaborate on Engineering With Nature

Tuesday May 18, 2021

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the California Department of Water Resources (CADWR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May 2021 to collaborate on Engineering With Nature. USACE and CADWR share the common goal of sustainable, integrated management of water resources and flood systems that support public safety and ecosystem […]

Incorporating Nature-Based Solutions into the Built Environment

Tuesday April 27, 2021

Two articles featuring EWN demonstration projects are available as part of a special series documenting the way in which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets can be addressed when nature-based solutions (NBS) are incorporated into the built environment. “Integrating Engineering With Nature® strategies and landscape architecture techniques into the Sabine-to-Galveston Coastal Storm Risk […]

LA Times Op-Ed discusses the need to account for the economic value of natural assets

Monday April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021 LA Times Op-Ed discusses the need to account for the economic value of natural assets and cost of their loss. One example of natural infrastructure investment highlighted is Reefense, a Defense Department effort to build coral and oyster reefs to defend U.S. military installations in coastal areas around the world. Op-Ed: How to […]

USACE celebrates and shares the latest in the EWN Atlas series

Friday April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021 USACE celebrates and shares the latest in the EWN Atlas series. Collaboration a key theme at Engineering With Nature book launch event > Engineer Research and Development Center > News Stories (army.mil) (External link)

NOAA’s FishNews shares two projects in EWN Atlas

Thursday April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021 NOAA’s FishNews shares two projects that simultaneously reduce flooding and provide fish habitat as highlighted in the EWN Atlas, Volume 2: The Southern Flow Corridor project in Tillamook, Oregon and a series of dam removals on Mill River in Taunton, Massachusetts. Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding | NOAA Fisheries (external link)

USACE teams with Lamar University

Thursday March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 USACE teams with Lamar University in Texas to teach a 3-course graduate series introducing and exploring Engineering With Nature practices. LU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering teams with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to teach “Engineering with Nature” (lamar.edu)