Thanks to many contributors, 2021 was a year of incredible advancement for Engineering With Nature. A few favorite highlights for reflection and to bookmark for future use:
Publication of the EWN Atlas Volume 2, this new edition to the EWN Atlas Series showcases EWN principles and practices in action through illustrations and descriptions of 62 projects worldwide.
Testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the role of Natural and Nature-Based Features for Water Resources Projects
Publication of EWN for Department of Defense Installations, following the format of the EWN Atlas Series, this book was designed to support the DoD and its partners. It features images of projects utilizing natural infrastructure for improved readiness and resilience on installations.
Publication of The International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) for Flood Risk Management, the Guidelines were collaboratively written and informed by international experience to provide technical information on conceptualizing, planning, designing, engineering, operating, and maintaining NNBF as a part of flood risk management systems.
The addition of four new EWN Proving Grounds: Mobile District, St. Louis District, San Francisco District, and South Pacific Division; proving grounds test innovative ideas across USACE missions.
The continuation of the EWN Podcast with Season 3, Creating the Future. Episode 6, available January 19, discusses the importance of connecting people with nature through parks and refuges.
December kicked off the EWN Implementation Cadre, a community of USACE practitioners sharing knowledge, experience, and ideas to expand the USACE’s ability to deliver projects that integrate nature and human engineering.
2021 set a high bar, but with an ever-expanding community committed to aligning human purposes and natural processes for increased benefit, the 2022 forecast is beaming!