(Anchorage Post Events)

Event Name: Presentation Engineering with Nature & General Membership Meeting/Luncheon

Event Location:  Microsoft Teams Meeting

Event Date/Time:  28 Oct 21, 1130-1300

Teams Meeting, for link click here.

Or call in (audio only) +1 907-313-3297,,632177923#   United States, Anchorage, Phone Conference ID: 632 177 923#

Event DescriptionClick here for flyer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature Initiative seeks to align natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaboration.

Join Thursday, 28 October, to hear Dr. Todd Bridges and Dr. Jeff King to learn more about USACE’s EWN initiative. The two will share information about the initiative, activities in support for DoD, and offer updates on a new EWN efforts focused on cold regions.

Todd Bridges, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science, USACE.  National Lead, Engineering With Nature.

Jeff King, Ph.D., P.E. Deputy National Lead and Program Manager, Engineering With Nature 

EWN for Department of Defense

Over the last 5 years, natural hazards, such as floods and storms, produced more than $10 billion dollars in damages to DoD installations. The complex DoD mission necessitates resilient infrastructure systems requiring innovative action. EWN is leading the way to harness the power of nature to support mission resilience. With Nature

 Key Elements of EWN 

  • Use science and engineering to produce operational efficiencies for sustainable project benefits.
  • Use natural processes to maximum benefit, thereby reducing demands on limited resources, minimizing the environmental footprint, and enhancing the quality of project benefits.
  • Broaden and extend the base of benefits provided by projects to include substantiated economic, social, and environmental benefits.
  • Use collaboration to organize and focus interests, stakeholders, and partners to reduce social friction, resistance, and project delays while producing more broadly acceptable projects.

EWN in Cold Regions

Melting permafrost, loss of shorefast ice, and sea level rise are threatening cold region communities. EWN efforts include:

  • Broad stakeholder engagement and outreach with efforts informed by traditional knowledge
  • Characterize systems and collect data that informs implementation of EWN methods for Cold Regions.
  • Identify and evaluate EWN strategies that promote community resilience
  • Work collaboratively to identify possible nature based solutions


Presentation: "Engineering With Nature" and General Membership Meeting/Luncheon
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00 PM