EWN Engagements

USACE/Landscape Architecture Workshop on Engineering With Nature

Multi-day Event (June 25-
27, 2017)


The USACE hosted a diverse group of landscape architects during an EWN Workshop at the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, July 25-27, 2017. It was attended by 35 total participants. USACE participants (17 total) originated from Headquarters, Engineer Research and Development Center, Institute for Water Resources, Buffalo District, Philadelphia District, Charleston District, Galveston District, New Orleans District and Chicago District. Of the previously identified representatives, several were also members of the USACE’s Landscape Architecture-Community of Practice (COP). Participants from outside the USACE consisted of 18 landscape architects representing a diverse number of universities (Harvard, University of California-Davis, Rhode Island School of Design, Cornell, SUNY Buffalo, University of Toronto, and University of Southern California); private sector firms (AECOM and ENE); and a state government agency (Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority). The Dredging Research Collaborative (DRC), which is a non-profit organization focused on advancing public knowledge of sediment management and envisioning/realizing preferred sedimentary futures, was represented by ten individuals that were affiliated with the previously identified universities. The workshop introduced the two respective communities and offered an initial opportunity to identify potential working relationships of interest. Specifically, the meeting allowed participants to explore potential collaborations through discussions and exercises that prioritized EWN approaches to new and/or existing water infrastructure projects and operations. Ultimately, workshop participants were able to define clear, prioritized activities that will form the basis for future collaboration.

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