Engineering With Nature

Our Network

EWN works with governments, nonprofits, academic institutions, and other organizations to enable more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with water resources infrastructure across the nation and around the world.

Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (DOER), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

DOER supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance Navigation Program. Research is designed to balance operations and environmental initiatives and to meet complex economic, engineering, and environmental challenges of dredging and disposal in support of the navigation mission. Research results provide dredging projects managers with knowledge and technology for cost-effective operation, evaluation or risks associated with management alternatives, and environmental compliance. Learn More.

Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (DOTS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

The DOTS program provides environmental and engineering technical support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance navigation and dredging missions. Technology transfer products and activities support diverse field needs that directly benefit navigation and dredging operations throughout the United States. Learn More.

EcoShape, Consortium

EcoShape is the foundation that carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program. Within EcoShape contractors, engineering companies, research institutions, governments and NGOs work together to develop and spread knowledge about Building with Nature. This is the new philosophy in hydraulic engineering that takes building with natural materials and the use of forces and interactions within the natural system as the starting point. Learn More.

Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (EMRRP), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

The EMRRP program research is focused on improving the fundamental understanding of the physical and biological processes and interactions within ecosystems; developing modeling tools to enable rapid assessment of the impacts or benefits associated with different management strategies or restoration efforts; developing tools and guidelines informing alternatives comparisons and decision-making; and developing training to enable the broad application of the tools developed under the program. Learn More.

Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Institute for Water Resources

The FRMP works across the agency to focus the policies, programs and expertise of USACE toward reducing overall flood risk. This includes the appropriate use and resiliency of structures such as levees and floodwalls, as well as promoting alternatives when other approaches (e.g., land acquisition, flood proofing, etc.) reduce the risk of loss of life, reduce long-term economic damages to the public and private sector, and improve the natural environment. Learn More.

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it. Learn More.

The Nature Conservancy: A World Where People & Nature Thrive, non-governmental, non-profit

A non-profit organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Learn More.

Navigation Systems Research Program (NavSys), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

The NavSys program provides focused research and development in Deep Draft (coastal) and inland (shallow draft) navigation channel design, sedimentation, structure evaluation and design, economics, risk, and asset management. The program balances efforts on critical present day problems with efforts that prepare the USACE to meet U.S. navigation systems requirements of the future. NavSys is organized into five focus areas: Project Management and Technical Infusion; Deep Draft Navigation; Inland Navigation; Hydropower; and Marine Navigation Technology. Learn More.

Regional Sediment Management (RSM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

The RSM teams provide information and resources for implementing regional approaches using best management practices for more efficient and effective use of sediments across multiple projects in coastal, estuarine, and inland environments. Learn More.

Sonoma Land Trust … to protect the land forever, non-governmental, non-profit

Sonoma Land Trust is a local, non-governmental, nonprofit organization funded largely by membership contributions. The Land Trust works closely with private landowners, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies at all levels of government, nonprofit partners, and foundations. Sonoma Land Trust is a member of the California Council of Land Trusts and is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Learn More.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), U.S. Department of the Interior

The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Through leadership, use of technical expertise, efficient operations, responsive customer service and the creativity of people, Reclamation will seek to protect local economies and preserve natural resources and ecosystems through the effective use of water. Learn More.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

The USEPA is responsible for the protection of human health and the environment. The USEPA provides technical assistance to support recovery planning of public health and infrastructure, such as waste water treatment plants; provides technical assistance for long-term cleanup to minimize public health threats, including environmental sampling and monitoring, site assessment, decontamination, and disposal; and provides environmental surveillance. Learn More.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the oldest federal conservation agency, tracing its lineage back to 1871, and the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of fish and wildlife for the American public. The Service helps ensure a healthy environment for people by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage. Learn More.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior

Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. The USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. Learn More.

Water Operations Technical Support Program (WOTS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center

The WOTS program was initialized in FY 1985 to support technology transfer efforts for environmental and water quality operational studies. The WOTS Program provides effective environmental and water management engineering technology to address a wide range of water resource management problems at Corps of Engineers reservoir and waterway projects, and in the river systems affected by project operations nationwide. Learn More.

World Wild Fund For Nature (WWF), non-governmental, non-profit

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from both local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. Learn More.