August 2020 - Our new Podcast page offers stories from a diverse network of scientists, engineers, researchers, and practitioners that are advancing much needed engineering and environmental outcomes by harnessing nature's power to solve problems and create more sustainable solutions. In this first season, our podcasts celebrate innovation and collaboration by sharing EWN stories that describe a variety of natural infrastructure projects and initiatives; demonstrate triple-win outcomes through expansion of economic, environmental and social benefits; and illustrate increases in community resilience.
Engineering With Nature An Atlas
October 2018 - This atlas is a collection of 56 projects that illustrate a diverse portfolio of contexts, motivations, and successful outcomes. These projects are presented and considered in this atlas using an Engineering With Nature® lens as a means of revealing the use of nature-based approaches and the range of benefits that can be achieved.
Quantifying Storm Protection Benefits of Coastal Mangroves
Quantifying Storm Protection Benefits of Coastal Mangroves. Watch here. (Internal link)
New Sediment Distribution Pipe Technology Advances EWN Principles
New Sediment Distribution Pipe Technology Advances EWN Principles. Watch here. (Internal link)
Dr. Bridges interview
Dr. Todd Bridges discusses nature-based solutions and future coastal resilience in recent interview with Biohabitats. Read more. (Internal link)
New EWN Video
Collaborators from around the world send 10th anniversary greetings to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature® (EWN) initiative. Watch here. (Internal link)
An interview by Todd Bridges in the new book, “Building with Nature – Creating, implementing and upscaling Nature-based Solutions.” Read or Listen more. (Internal link)
An Engineering With Nature Seminar: Founding partners introduce, “N-EWN: The Network for Engineering With Nature,” and invite others to join in developing future practice and practitioners. Access recording and slides here. (Internal link)
Dr. Todd Bridges provides keynote on "Engineering With Nature" on 5 November, 2020 as a part of an international webinar series on "Infrastructure and Nature" that has been organized by nearly 20 organizations around the world. This session will advance the discussion on opportunities to apply nature-based solutions (NBS) as alternatives or additions to human-made infrastructure. Speakers will explore the business case through NBS experiences at all levels, from planning to implementation, highlighting the latest examples of how engineers are building with nature for increased benefits for people, resilience, and biodiversity. See flyer (PDF) Presentation slides (PDF)
Network for Engineering With Nature
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces a new partnership with the University of Georgia (UGA) to establish the Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN). Read more (internal link)
Coordination of built and natural infrastructure to enhance human-natural water system resilience
An Engineering With Nature Seminar: Dr. John Sabo from Arizona State University presents, "Coordination of built and natural infrastructure to enhance human-natural water system resilience." Access recording and slides here. (Internal link)
Achieving Sustainable Outcomes Using Engineering with Nature Principles and Practices
Editorial in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management titled "Achieving Sustainable Outcomes Using Engineering with Nature Principles and Practices" is now available. See article (PDF)
Engineering With Nature
What is Engineering With Nature?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering With Nature (EWN) Initiative enables more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with water resources infrastructure. EWN is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes. EWN is a cross-cutting program of activities resulting from collaborations among multiple Civil Works Research, Development and Technology programs and non-USACE partners.
Natural and Nature-Based Features
Research and Development
USACE civil works research, development and technology program partners
EWN works with governments, nonprofits, companies, and other organizations to enable more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with water resources infrastructure on a national and worldwide scale.