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.
Call for Project Nominations for the EWN® An Atlas Volume 2 (ends March 13, 2020).
Due to the strong, positive response to the EWN Atlas, we are now actively planning the development of Volume 2 of the Atlas, where we plan to feature >50 new projects illustrating practice around the world. We are pleased to announce that Volume 2 of the EWN Atlas is planned for publication and release in fall 2020.
Call for Project Nominations
University of Georgia offers the Nature-Based Infrastructure Engineering and Design course for the spring semester
Corps' dredged sediment management methods protect infrastructure, provide economic value
Island Restoration Study to Evaluate 'Triple-Win' EWN Objectives
Renewable Nature Resources Foundation's 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award
Natural Infrastructure Opportunities Tool
Natural Infrastructure Opportunities Tool is released. Developed in collaboration with the Natural Infrastructure Initiative, the application focuses on identifying natural infrastructure and beneficial use opportunities. (internal link)
Briefing to the ASB
Dr. David Pittman delivers ERDC briefing to the Army Science Board as part of the USACE Civil Works mission. EWN was included in the video on Civil Works R&D: Value to the Nation, linked here. (external 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.