Dredging Creates a Strong Economy and a Cleaner Environment

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WEDA Webinar - Engineering with Nature (EWN)



Burton Suedel, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research & Development Center

Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, Vice President, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.


Friday, December 11, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST


General Webinar Overview:  

EWN Initiative

Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes.

Sustainable development of water resources infrastructure is supported by solutions 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 for infrastructure development and environmental management.

Moving Toward Sustainable Practices

Triple-win outcomes can be achieved throughout EWN by systematically integrating social, environmental, and economic considerations into decision making and actions at every phase of a project. The result will be innovative and resilient solutions that are more socially acceptable, viable, and equitable, and, ultimately, more sustainable.  Read more...

Sustainable Practices Venn diagram

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Suedel leads the Risk Integration Team in the ERDC Environmental Laboratory where among other research interests he investigates ways in which environmental enhancements can be incorporated into navigation and port infrastructure planning. He also manages the Dredging Operations Technical Support (DOTS) program that facilitates the transfer of existing and new navigation and dredging technology to stakeholders in the USACE’s navigation mission. He has received international recognition for applying the EWN initiative in practice at multiple USACE navigation and coastal projects nationwide.

This webinar is being offered by WEDA as part of our mission to share knowledge and information about dredging. Because WEDA is a non-profit organization, with its goal not to make money but to share information, WEDA is offering this webinar complimentary to members. Please make sure your WEDA membership is active and if you are unsure, please contact us at info@westerndredging.org. Use the following link to register for the Zoom webinar.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at future webinars!