Engineering With Nature

The Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN)

A Shared Vision

The Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN), established in 2019, is a network of vested organizations creating a resilient future through built and natural infrastructure that work together to improve societal wellbeing by sustainably delivering more value and benefits to people and ecosystems.


The N-EWN Knowledge Series

The Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN) invites you to join a monthly continuing education series about best practices, cutting-edge research, and the latest developments in the field of natural infrastructure. Continuing Education Credits (1-hr) are available to all attendees who join live.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in partnership with the University of Georgia (UGA) established the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN). N-EWN was developed to accelerate the delivery of nature-based solutions and natural infrastructure in the public and private sectors.

The collaboration was initiated by USACE researchers led by Dr. Todd Bridges, the EWN national lead, and Dr. Jeffrey King, EWN program manager. Sixteen UGA researchers from ten different colleges and departments will apply their expertise to the acceleration of EWN. The project leader for UGA is Dr. Brian Bledsoe, a professor in the College of Engineering and Director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems. The N-EWN partnership also draws from the expertise of the UGA’s River Basin Center and Center for Integrative Conservation Research.

USACE presented a $2.5 million award to UGA to establish the collaborative network, which will be a clearinghouse for tools, products, and outreach for researchers and practitioners from both organizations working on nature-based solutions and natural infrastructure projects. Additionally, the partnership seeks to expand N-EWN by inviting other academic institutions, federal agencies, and private industry partners to join the network.