EWN News

Ep 2 – Considering and Evaluating the Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

Wednesday October 20, 2021

In Episode 1 we discussed the unprecedented opportunity presented by President Biden’s January 2021 Executive Order, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, to incorporate Engineering With Nature approaches into major infrastructure and climate resilience projects. Factoring the benefits and costs of nature-based solutions into decisions about infrastructure investments is a critical step on the path to sustainability. This episode continues the discussion with our guests, Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Lead for EWN; Sarah Murdock, Director of US Climate Resilience and Water Policy at The Nature Conservancy; Justin Ehrenwerth, President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf; and Mindy Simmons, Senior Policy Advisor, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Business Line Manager at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The N-EWN Knowledge Series: a continuing education series about Engineering With Nature

Monday October 18, 2021

The next webinar will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 EST. Shana Jones, JD and Scott Pippen, JD will discuss Living Shoreline Policy. Adapting shoreline stabilization infrastructure and approaches to sea-level rise will require measures that improve federal, state, and local governance mechanisms; promote nature-based management practices; and change property owner behavior that […]

Inside the Castle Podcast Featuring EWN

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Inside the Castle takes listeners behind the “gates” of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to hear from real people about how they go about the work of solving the nations toughest challenges. Listen Here: Inside the Castle Talks Engineering With Nature The Engineering With Nature Initiative is one such solution addressing our nation’s […]

Technical Report: Water Level Management for Enhanced Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Upper MS River Navigation Pools

Thursday October 7, 2021

A new EWN® technical report is available, Water Level Management for Enhanced Fish and Wildlife Habitat Production in Upper Mississippi River Navigation Pools. This report describes projects successfully incorporating Engineering With Nature® principles in a review of the physical setting and historical fish and wildlife habitat management efforts using Upper Mississippi River System navigation dams. Several […]

Engineering With Nature® Podcast Special Edition: Follow-up to the NNBF Guidelines Launch

Wednesday October 6, 2021

Over 700 people attended the live launch of the International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management on September 16, 2021. Host Sarah Thorne talks with Todd Bridges, Lead, Engineering With Nature, United States Army Corps of Engineers, about the importance of the Guidelines. This effort was the culmination of five years of collaboration to develop the Guidelines, 1000 pages of knowledge, information and experience about the use of natural nature-based features for flood risk management and, the 150-page Overview that is intended to be more accessible to a broader range of readers beyond the technical community. As Todd notes, “we’ve developed some thoughts, ideas, and information that we believe will help practitioners, agencies, authorities, and organizations and communities around the world pursue this idea of combining nature with engineering and infrastructure to develop better systems that perform in a sustainable and enduring way into the future.”