Todd Bridges

Professor of Practice, Resilient and Sustainable Systems, College of Engineering

Phone: 706-202-7645  |

Dr. Todd Bridges is a Professor of Practice in resilient and sustainable systems in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Prior to joining UGA in 2023, Todd served for 17 years as the Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Environmental Science for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where his leadership in innovation focused on the development of sustainable infrastructure. Todd founded the Corps’ Engineering with Nature® Program ( in 2010, which includes a broad range of research, field-scale applications, multi-sector collaborations, and communications to advance the delivery of nature-based solutions. He led a 5-year collaboration across the public and private sectors to develop International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management. Todd and the EWN Program were contributors to the White House report Opportunities to Accelerate Nature-Based Solutions: A Roadmap for Climate Progress, Thriving Nature, Equity, & Prosperity. Among other awards, Dr. Bridges received a Distinguished Presidential Rank Award from President Biden in 2021 for exceptional leadership, accomplishments, and service.