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Todd Bridges, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Resilient and Sustainable Systems, University of Georgia


Dr. Todd Bridges was the U.S Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science. His responsibilities included leading research, development and environmental initiatives for the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Dr. Bridges was the founder and National Lead for the USACE Engineering With Nature initiative, which includes a network of research projects, field demonstrations, and communication activities to promote sustainable, resilient infrastructure systems.

His primary areas of research activity at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center included 1) the science and engineering of sustainable infrastructure development, 2) the development of risk and decision analysis methods applied to water resources infrastructure and environmental systems, and 3) the assessment and management of environmental contaminants.

Dr. Bridges also serves as the Program Manager for the USACE Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program and the Director of the Center for Contaminated Sediments and serves as Chair of the Environmental Commission in the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

Todd Bridges, Ph.D.

Podcast Appearances

This very special episode of the EWN Podcast features Todd Bridges, Founder and National Lead of the Engineering With Nature Program. We’re celebra......
In this episode, Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon joins Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and National Lead for th......
The Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN), which we introduced in Season 1, Episode 10, is a community of researchers, practitioners, and edu......
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Todd Bridges, Ph.D.


The University of Georgia’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature Initiative......
In two events in March and April, information sessions on the topic of Natural Infrastructure: A Smart Investment were held for House and Senate st......
On December 12, 2018, USACE hosted an Engineering With Nature (EWN) Session titled, “Engineering With Nature (EWN) for Sustainable Estuaries:......
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