Engineering With Nature

Related Websites

We have compiled a list of external resources related to sustainability, natural resource management, and ecosystem services. These links can be a valuable source of information for those interested in additional engineering with nature strategies.

Created in 2000, the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) is a semi-autonomous institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
As climate change elevates the threats posed by natural hazards, many states, localities, tribes, and territories are exploring nature-based solutions to help keep families, businesses and neighborhoods safe.
The Great Lakes form the largest surface freshwater system on Earth. The U.S. and Canada work together to restore and protect the environment in the Great Lakes Basin. Top issues include contaminated sediments, water quality and invasive species.
LAND4FLOOD COST Action aims to establish a common knowledge base and channels of communication among scientists, regulators, land owners and other stakeholders in field.
NBS are actions for societal challenges that are inspired by processes and functioning of nature. By developing and implementing solutions that are supported by nature, resilience is achieved while producing societal, environmental, and economic benefits. NBS can be functional in various environments including coastal, fresh water, and urban settings. For more information about Nature-Based Solutions go to our resources tab.
Living Shoreline Treatments address erosion in lower energy situations by providing long-term protection, restoration or enhancement of vegetated shoreline habitats through strategic placement of plants, stone, sand fill and other structural or organic materials.
Regional Sediment Management is a systems approach using best management practices for more efficient and effective use of sediments in coastal, estuarine, and inland environments = Healthy Systems.
SAGE is a collaborative community promoting green-gray approaches for coastal resilience, expanding scientific and policy activity, and engaging regional partners.
EcoShape develops and shares knowledge about Building with Nature: a new approach to hydraulic engineering that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit environment, economy and society.
Seattle seawall’s novel fish features are a potential model for the world.
To promote the benefits of green infrastructure, help communities overcome barriers to using GI, and encourage the use of GI to create sustainable and resilient water infrastructure that improves water quality and supports and revitalizes communities.
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