EWN Atlas Series

Engineering With Nature An Atlas, Volume 3

About This Volume

Building on the success of previous volumes, the Engineering With Nature: Atlas Volume 3 showcases a diverse array of domestic and international projects that embody the principles of EWN and demonstrates the myriad of benefits nature-based solutions offer. Through stunning visuals and compelling narratives, this volume aims to inspire and inform practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders worldwide.

The layout of the Atlas series remains consistent across all volumes, facilitating easy navigation and exploration. Projects are divided into eight chapters and described by the four principles of Engineering With Nature.

By the Numbers

  • 58 Projects
  • 15 USACE Projects
  • 40 Partner Projects
  • 39 Projects in the US
  • 19 International Projects
  • 4 Continents

View the 22 May 2024 press release from the US Army Engineer Engineer Research and Development Center.

Vivid imagery from the introduction of EWN Atlas Volume 3: Dredged material being hydraulically pumped onto Cobmarsh Island to enhance its sustainability. (Photo by Jim Pullen Surveys on behalf of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Harwich Haven Authority)

Download

Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 3 is available at Knowledge Core, ERDC’s digital respository:

Tritinger, A. S., Z. Hubbard, C. E. Chambers, B. C. Suedel, E. M. Bourne, E. B. Moynihan, R. K. Mohan, and J. K. King. 2024. Engineering With Nature : An Atlas, Volume 3. ERDC SR-24-2. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. https://hdl.handle.net/11681/48453.

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Inside The Atlas

v3-Beaches-and-Dunes
Lake County Forest Preserve, Illinois, USA
Chapter
Beaches and Dunes
Protecting coastlines & enhancing recreation
v3-Wetlands
Hancock County, Mississippi, USA
Chapter
Wetlands
Creating Natural Defenses & Aquatic Habitats

 

v3-Islands
Tigertail Lagoon, Florida, USA
Chapter
Islands
Discovering Placement Solutions With Multiple Benefits
v3-Reefs
Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada
Chapter
Reefs
Stabilizing Shorelines And Creating Habitat
v3-Riverine-Systems
Duwamish River, Washington, USA
Chapter
Riverine Systems
Strengthening And Restoring Natural Waterways
v3-Floodplains
Breached Yolo Bypass levee, California, USA
Chapter
Floodplains
Mitigating Flood Risk Through Natural Processes
v3-Use-of-Vegetation-and-Natural-Materials
Coonamessett River, Massachusetts, USA
Chapter
Use of Vegetation And Natural Materials
Exploring Alternative Interventions
v3-Environmental-Enhancement-of-Infrastructure
Shark River, New Jersey, USA
Chapter
Environmental Enhancement Of Infrastructure
Engineering Structures To Include Beneficial Habitat
As you delve into the narratives of these projects, I hope you find inspiration, fresh perspectives, and new avenues for collaboration. Working together, we will shape a future where sustainability and partnerships define our engineering legacy.
LTG Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers, Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers