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.
The USA Today Special Edition highlights the Network for Engineering With Nature (NEWN) and the university partners that have joined with the goal to accelerate the use of natural infrastructure in the public and private sector.
USA Today Special Edition highlights the Network for Engineering With Nature (NEWN) and the university partners that have joined with the goal to accelerate the use of natural infrastructure in the public and private sector. Full Article, pg. 78. (external link)
ERDC is Partnering with the State of California through Engineering With Nature .
USACE Signs MOU with California Department of Water Resources to Collaborate on Engineering With Nature. USACE and CADWR share the common goal of sustainable, integrated management of water resources and flood systems that support public safety and ecosystem health. MOU (PDF)
Incorporating Nature-based Solutions to the Built Environment.
Two articles featuring EWN demonstration projects are available as part of a special series documenting the way in which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets can be addressed when nature-based solutions (NBS) are incorporated into the built environment.
"Integrating Engineering With Nature® strategies and landscape architecture techniques into the Sabine-to-Galveston Coastal Storm Risk Management Project." Learn how EWN strategies were developed then design concepts tested through collaborative drawing sessions to ultimately expand overall project value and produce infrastructure to benefit the coastal community. Read More. (Internal link)
"A Hemimysis-driven novel ecosystem at a modified rubble-mound breakwater: An Engineering With Nature® Demonstration Project." See how this project used a low-cost design modification applied during the repair of rubble-mound breakwater structures to achieve benefits beyond safe navigation. Read More. (Internal link)
LA Times Op-Ed discusses the need to account for the economic value of natural assets and cost of their loss
LA Times Op-Ed discusses the need to account for the economic value of natural assets and cost of their loss. One example of natural infrastructure investment highlighted is Reefense, a Defense Department effort to build coral and oyster reefs to defend U.S. military installations in coastal areas around the world. Op-Ed: How to save coastlines from climate change disasters - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) (External link)
USACE celebrates and shares the latest in the EWN Atlas series.
USACE celebrates and shares the latest in the EWN Atlas series. Collaboration a key theme at Engineering With Nature book launch event > Engineer Research and Development Center > News Stories (army.mil) (External link)
NOAA's FishNews shares two projects that simultaneously reduce flooding and provide fish habitat as highlighted in the EWN Atlas, Volume 2
NOAA's FishNews shares two projects that simultaneously reduce flooding and provide fish habitat as highlighted in the EWN Atlas, Volume 2: The Southern Flow Corridor project in Tillamook, Oregon and a series of dam removals on Mill River in Taunton, Massachusetts. Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding | NOAA Fisheries (External link)
USACE teams with Lamar University in Texas to teach a 3-course graduate series introducing and exploring Engineering With Nature practices
USACE teams with Lamar University in Texas to teach a 3-course graduate series introducing and exploring Engineering With Nature practices. LU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering teams with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to teach “Engineering with Nature” (lamar.edu) (External link)
Raising the grade using natural Infrastructure
Raising the grade using natural Infrastructure.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s recognizes natural infrastructure as a key solution for building resilience and raising the grade across all infrastructure sectors in the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure! Read more. (Internal link)
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.