The Network for Engineering With Nature® invites you to the September N-EWN Knowledge Series:
A Continuing Education Series about Engineering with Nature
Jordan Fischbach, PhD
Enhancing Benefits Evaluation for Water Resources Projects:
Towards a More Comprehensive Approach for Nature-Based Solutions
Thurs. September 21st, 2023
12:30-1:30pm ET on Zoom
The economic benefits associated with water resources projects has been the focus of federal investment decisions for decades. However, the science of quantifying and evaluating the diverse environmental, social, and economic benefits and costs of water resources projects, particularly those including Nature Based Solutions (NBS), has advanced in recent years. In 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature® team engaged in a collaborative effort with The Water Institute to consider how to better quantify the broader set of economic, environmental, and social benefits and costs that integrated water resource projects can provide. The collaborative study team identified and further evaluated six completed USACE planning studies that encompass the navigation, coastal storm risk management, flood risk management, and ecosystem restoration missions within USACE to assess methods for evaluating NBS and the comprehensive benefits expected from water resources projects. In this seminar, Dr. Jordan Fischbach will present the results from this collaborative study, focusing on key findings and opportunities for USACE to enhance its planning and evaluation process moving forward.
Continuing Education Credit (1-hr) will be available to attendees.
For more info about the N-EWN Knowledge Series, visit https://ewn.erdc.dren.mil/n-ewn/