USACE Engineering with Nature Program

Date(s) - 03/06/2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Guest Lecture:  Dr. Amanda Tritinger, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Lab

Seminar Title:  USACE Engineering with Nature Program

Mon 6 March 2023; 4-5 pm, Turlington 2319  


Abstract:  Engineering With Nature (EWN) is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaboration. The EWN Initiative enables more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with infrastructure through support policy development, collaboration, research, application, and strategic communications. EWN supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works’ commitment to strengthen the Nation by bringing innovative and environmentally sustainable solutions to water resources challenges while contributing to the missions of its partners. While developed as a USACE initiative, Engineering With Nature is accomplished by collaborating with partners from around the nation and the world. As the Assistant Program Manager for the EWN program, Dr. Tritinger’s role is to support and manage EWN research tasks, collaborations, and USACE engineers as they apply Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) to risk reduction coastal and fluvial designs. This includes; 1) engagement with policymakers, USACE districts, and organizations outside the government, 2) supporting team development and needs for innovations within the practice and developing monitoring and adaptive management plans, 3) supporting on-the-ground projects and demos, and 4) advancing technology transfer to scientists, researchers, stakeholders, and the public. Dr. Tritinger will discuss the EWN structure within USACE, the transition from graduate student to USACE researcher and new R&D efforts, and technological advancements to scientists, researchers, stakeholders, and the public, within the EWN 2023 program.


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