Designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers innovating together to design with communities in mind.

Our Purpose

Our Coastal and Nature Based Solutions team’s purpose is to make a positive difference in the world by creating resilient, sustainable, and socio-economically balanced solutions for communities and the environment.

Our solutions embed features that address climate change (e.g., sea level rise), create or enhance biodiversity (e.g., living shorelines), and/or employ green infrastructure investments (e.g., bio-habitats for stormwater management and other co-benefits such as carbon sequestration).

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In The News

  • Don’t miss it: Improving Biological Surveys with Environmental DNA, N-EWN Knowledge Seminar

    The Network for Engineering With Nature® invites you to the July N-EWN Knowledge Series: A Continuing Education Series about Engineering with Nature with Nathaniel Marshall, PhD Improving Biological Surveys with Environmental DNA on July 20, 2023, 12:30-1:30pm ET on Zoom Webinar Registration  Dr. Nathaniel Marshall is an Environmental Scientist with expertise in environmental genomic applications. Nate…

  • N-EWN Partners participate in Women’s Coastal Leadership Breakfast panel

    We’re proud to announce that N-EWN members Devyani Kar, Senior Climate Resilience Scientist at Stantec, and Amanda Tritinger, Assistant Program Manager of the Engineering With Nature program at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently participated in the Women’s Coastal Leadership Breakfast panel at the State of the Coast 2023. Kar and Tritinger are both…

  • Stantec supports restoration projects through native plant nursery

    N-EWN partner Stantec recently released a short video highlighting their native plant nursery, which is used in ecosystem restoration projects ranging from marshes to meadows. These plants support habitat for native species, including pollinators, and often perform better than their non-native counterparts, as they are adapted to the conditions in which they’ve been planted. Watch…

  • Stantec Announces N-EWN Partnership

    Stantec, an engineering firm who specializes in community-minded designs (whether in engineering, architecture, energy, water or project management) recently announced their N-EWN partnership. In a recent news release, they said: Today’s environmental, social, and economic fabric can be enhanced with the integration of nature-based solutions, also known as Engineering with Nature (EWN)®, and that enhancement…

  • Don’t miss out! Upcoming N-EWN Events & Media

    Live Lecture: Engineering the Nature of Change TONIGHT 7 FEB, 6:30 PM CT The first lecture in this five-part series features Dr. Todd Bridges, National Lead for USACE Engineering With Nature®. Dr. Bridges will speak about Innovating for a More Resilient and Sustainable Future. The series is one of only two Presidential Dream Courses held by…

  • Stantec Summarizes COP27

    N-EWN partner, Stantec, recently attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (or Conference of Parties), where they summarized weekly activities and overarching themes in a weekly overview called SCOPE27. Here’s what Stantec had to say about the conference and their involvement: Thirty years ago, the world’s first global environmental treaty acknowledged that earth’s climate…

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