Watch: Dredging With Nature

Wednesday March 23, 2022

Inspired by the work of EWN, a UK based trust port, Harwich Haven Authority, has considered how they can dredge in a more environmentally sustainable manner. Motivated to reduce environmental impact (estuarine depletion, emissions, and noise pollution) while at the same time saving money, they developed the Tiamat. Check out their example of Dredging With […]

Forbes: Nature Is Infrastructure. Let’s Engineer It That Way

Wednesday March 16, 2022

An article by John Sabo, Director of ByWater Institute at Tulane University The future of water security isn’t about restoring the past; it’s about engineering a future of water abundance by deploying nature in all the ways it can benefit us. Read the article.

S3 E10 – USACE, NOAA, and the Value of Partnership

Wednesday March 16, 2022

In this episode, host Sarah Thorne and Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Lead of the Engineering With Nature® Program, are joined by Steve Thur, Director of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NCCOS is the marine science entity of the National Ocean Service; and its role is to serve the science needs of NOAA, other federal and state government partners, and decision makers. We discuss how the practice of Engineering With Nature and the application of NBS are evolving and the importance of protecting critical coastal ecosystems. We’re also telling the story of a powerful collaboration and partnership between USACE and NOAA.

Improving Coastal Resilience in One of North America’s Oldest Inhabited Settlements, Point Hope, Alaska

Tuesday March 15, 2022

By Paula Whitfield & Leanne Poussard, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Background Jutting into the heart of the Chukchi Sea, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the northwest coast of Alaska, is a gravel spit that is the site of one of the longest continuously inhabited village in the Americas. Twenty-five […]

U.S. House of Representatives Committee Hearing: Advancing the Science of Nature-Based Infrastructure

Sunday March 6, 2022

On March 2, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held an Environment Subcommittee hearing to discuss the state of the science related to nature-based infrastructure. The Subcommittee considered environmental, economic, and social co-benefits of nature-based infrastructure and its contribution to resilient communities. They discussed the research, development, and long-term […]

S3 E9 – The Dreamt Land – Rebalancing the System

Wednesday March 2, 2022

The Valley, the most productive agricultural region in the world, is running out of water due to a combination of climate change, expansion of agriculture, urban development, and a century of trying to control nature. How this system can be rebalanced is where we start the conversation.

Supporting Mission Resilience through Natural Infrastructure

Monday February 28, 2022

Many of the challenges and opportunities that theDepartment of Defense (DOD) will face throughoutthe balance of the 21st century relate to building andsustaining the infrastructure needed for mission resilience. Currently, DOD and its 3 million team members operate on more than 25-million-acres and nearly 5,000 sites in different regions, climates, and landscapes in the United […]

Nature – A Winning Solution

Monday February 28, 2022

In an era of polarized opinions about climate change response, this article in The Hill identifies nature as an agreeable solution across industries, ages, and political parties. More specifically the article suggests natural solutions such as tree planting; restoration of wetlands, coastal mangroves, aquatic vegetation; and and improved agricultural practices. These solutions are at the […]

Building Responsibly: A Technical Webinar Series Hosted by ECOncrete

Wednesday February 23, 2022

Topic: Best Practices for Designing Resilient and Sustainable Coastal, Marine and Offshore Infrastructure. Register Here. Date: Mar 8, 2022 12:00 PM  Expert speakers share their insights and experiences regarding design, implementation, and maintenance of resilient coastal protection; encompassing the social, recreational, and ecological aspects of design. Guest also discuss techniques for sustainable energy production through […]

The N-EWN Knowledge Series: Branch Out, Learn More

Friday February 18, 2022

The Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) hosts monthly webinars featuring Engineering With Nature research conducted by N-EWN university partners and the Engineer Research and Development Center. Although these webinars are advertised for live attendance, the presentations are recorded and available for “your-time, on-time” learning. Currently Available Topics: Monitoring and Adaptive Management in EWN Projects […]