Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Estuarine Systems

At the 11th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management, a N-EWN team, including Amanda Tritinger, Jeff King (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Matthew Bilskie (University of Georgia, IRIS), and Justin Ehrenwerth (the Water Institute of the Gulf) hosted a short course on Engineering With Nature practices.

The full day workshop included over 60 attendees from the private sector, academia, NGOs, and state and federal agency staff members. This interactive event highlighted recent and ongoing research and technology transfer between researchers, students, practitioners, and members of the public engaged in practices related to the Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative and the use of Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) throughout coastal zone in the US and abroad.

Amanda Tritinger spoke to the success of the short course:

“Our goal was to to share lessons learned from Natural Based Solutions (NBS) research, and projects the USACE EWN and N-EWN programs have been developing. It was really neat to see folks engage in with the instructors and their content, and really make connections back to their work/fields. This feeds directly into our hope for the future, that the Network for EWN (N-EWN) can help share lessons learned, research and development, and the wonderful work we are doing in the space will all create a more resilient future for all!”