EWN News

Multi-Agency Kickoff Meeting – Quantifying Ecological Benefits of Levee Setbacks

Monday August 8, 2022

Flood control projects such as levees are part of the Nation’s aging infrastructure.  After repeated flood damage and repairs, repairing in-place becomes challenging, especially with the possibility of more frequent or extreme flood events associated with climate change. Alternate approaches, such as levee setbacks, are being considered more frequently. 27 June 2022. As part of […]

Hot off the press: Evolution of Benefits Evaluation and Prioritization of Water Resources Projects

Monday August 8, 2022

The USACE EWN® Program has partnered with The Water Institute of the Gulf to analyze past and current benefits evaluation approaches to identify practical options for improving federal practice for evaluating the economic, environmental, and social benefits of natural infrastructure and nature-based solutions. This is the first in a series of products that will identify opportunities for evaluating comprehensive […]

Technical Report – Engineering With Nature® Principles in Action: Islands

Monday August 8, 2022

This technical report highlights the role of islands in providing coastal resilience benefits in terms of reducing waves and erosion as well as other environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the communities and the ecosystems they reside in. Read the report and learn more about Long Term Function of Coastal Islands Derived from Engineering With Nature […]

S4 – EWN On the Road Podcast Miniseries

Thursday August 4, 2022

Welcome to the summer feature podcast miniseries—EWN On The Road. As we teased in Episode 5, in this special series, Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Lead of the Engineering With Nature® Program, is sharing some highlights of his travels across the country over the past 2 years visiting people, places, and projects relevant to EWN. The miniseries includes 4 episodes and will post August 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Coastal Canada Nature-Based Infrastructure Workshop Series

Monday August 1, 2022

Cold regions experience some of the most dynamic hydrodynamic processes on the planet and are undergoing rapid environmental change from rising sea levels, increased storms, and melting permafrost. While there is no universally accepted definition of a cold region or cold climate, it generally includes regions that experience harsh winter storms and ice, scouring currents […]