EWN Engagements

2022 Summit Success: Measuring What Matters


The Summit brought together more than 1,000 government, nonprofit, academic, and private sector collaborators to share recent progress and identify the next steps for evaluating and planning integrated water resources projects. One hundred and twenty joined the event on-site, while 903 participants joined virtually.

Participants heard from senior administration personnel on the importance of considering and valuing a comprehensive range of economic, environmental, and social benefits in support of the President’s priorities, including the Justice40 Initiative and EO 14072. Ultimately, the feedback and perspectives shared in this Summit will provide USACE and many others with actionable and practical guidance to formulate, evaluate, and deliver nature-based solutions within integrated water resources projects.

Recorded presentations and panel discussions are hosted by The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Summit Proceedings

The Summit Proceedings capture the summary and highlights from keynote messages, panel discussions, and breakout sessions.

A capstone report, summarizing the EWN and The Water Institute’s policy research effort, will be released in early 2023 and will reflect the study team’s findings and recommendations.


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Keynote and Opening
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Benefits Evaluation Research
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Federal Agencies and Nature Based
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State and Local Perspectives Panel
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Private Sector Ngo Perspectives
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Small Group Discussion
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Closing Comments

What's Next

USACE Engineering With Nature engaged The Water Institute of the Gulf and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to consider how to make progress on nature-based solutions and quantify the broader set of economic, environmental, and social benefits and costs such projects produce.  Proceedings and reports currently available from these efforts are linked below. Future reports and products will be available here.

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