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Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series - January 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Overview and Example Collaborative Projects: Advancing "Triple-Win" Solutions for Water-Dependent Infrastructure
presented by: Jeff King, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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About the Presentation
EWN® is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits (i.e., “Triple-Win” solutions) through collaborative processes. Using this approach, EWN is able to expand the value of projects that beneficially integrate engineering and natural systems. With recent advances in the fields of engineering and ecology, there is an opportunity to combine these fields of practice into a single, collaborative and cost-effective approach when striving to achieve sustainable solutions. In fact, the approach to developing sustainable, water-dependent projects includes the following EWN elements: science and engineering that produces operational efficiencies; using natural process to maximum benefit; broadening/extending the benefits provided by projects; and applying a science-based, collaborative processes to organize and focus interests, stakeholders, and partners. In recent years, EWN has grown in size and scope, and this has resulted in several advancements within the portfolio. This presentation will offer examples of the many EWN collaborative initiatives and projects. It will also highlight example R&D efforts that support the development of more sustainable, water-dependent infrastructure. For more EWN information, please visit: www.engineeringwithnature.org
About the Presenter
Dr. Jeffrey King, PE, serves as Deputy National Lead for the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) initiative. In addition to leading and managing a broad array of EWN activities and collaborative efforts, Dr. King is also advancing R&D projects within the EWN portfolio. Current projects and research interest include: incorporation of EWN techniques/designs into traditional infrastructure; design and application of natural and nature-based features (NNBF); promoting landscape architecture concepts/practices in pursuit of nature-based solutions; and fostering collaborative partnerships to achieve innovative outcomes that are aligned with elements of the EWN Initiative.
About the Series
The Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee hosts monthly Webinars in an effort to bring restoration practitioners from across the country together to present and discuss the innovations aimed at improving the quality of ecological restoration data. Presentations are approximately 45 minutes in length, followed by open discussion.
About the Committee
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Great Lakes National Program Office established this Committee (including federal agencies, contractors, and ecological restoration practitioners) in June 2012 to share and develop quality practices that facilitate collection of reliable data for ecological restoration projects funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. This Webinar series supports this collaborative effort; please join us! Contact Lou Blume (USEPA Quality Manager) for more details.