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.
N-EWN: Network for Engineering With Nature Seminar planned for November 17th. Register 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
You are invited to join an Engineering With Nature Seminar, Thursday 10 September at 10:00CT.
Dr. John Sabo from Arizona State University will present, "Coordination of built and natural infrastructure to enhance human-natural water system resilience." Read more (PDF)
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)
New Podcast page
Our new Podcast page offers stories from a diverse network of scientists, engineers, researchers, and practitioners. Read more (internal link)
Evaluating Resilience Co-Benefits of Engineering with Nature® Projects
Brief Research Report Article in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution titled Evaluating Resilience Co-Benefits of Engineering with Nature® Projects is now available. Read more (internal link)
The Corps Environment, Volume 21, Issue 2: Unexpected partnership advances mutual goals
The Corps Environment, Volume 21, Issue 2: Unexpected partnership advances mutual goals. See article (PDF)
EWN introduces a new page: Designs
EWN introduces a new page: Designs. Producing LA renderings is a valuable technique that can be leveraged to convey information about a project and its integration with the surrounding environment. Designs (internal link)
The Corps Environment Volume 21, Issue 1: Project nears completion with landmark publication
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.