Dredging Creates a Strong Economy and a Cleaner Environment

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I appreciate your interest in WEDA's webinar, "Sediment Management for the 21st Century: The Planet and People Need a Better Way."


When occurred: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 4 EST  


Dr. Todd Bridges
University of Georgia

Zoom Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, ANAMAR Environmental  Consulting, Inc. 

 General Overview:

The movement of billions of tons of sediment in rivers, reservoirs, and along coastlines around the world is influenced and managed through engineering.  Sediment processes interfere with infrastructure systems.  Engineering disrupts sediment processes that build and support natural landscapes.  The desire for more resilient and sustainable systems highlights the need for innovation and better ways to engineer and support sediment processes, infrastructure, and the natural systems upon which we depend.  This webinar will identify both challenges and opportunities for progress in sediment management.   

PDH Credit:
A certificate for one (1) professional development hour will be available for all participants who attend this webinar or view the recorded webinar online.

Presenter Bio:

  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, he 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 (USACE). Over his 30-year career with USACE, Bridges led >$250 million in research projects and programs in environmental science and engineering and sustainable infrastructure. He founded the Corps’ Engineering with Nature® program (www.engineeringwithnature.org) in 2010, which includes a broad range of research, field-scale applications, multi-sector collaborations, and communication efforts to advance the delivery of nature-based solutions. Among his 100 publications, Bridges led a 5-year collaboration across the public and private sectors to develop and publish International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management. Dr. Bridges received a Distinguished Presidential Rank Award from President Biden in 2021 for exceptional leadership, accomplishments, and service.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you online! 

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