Future Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) Webinars Schedule

The Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance (NFFA) is an affiliation of nonprofit and private organizations, government agencies and individuals dedicated to the protection and preservation of the natural functions of floodplains, including coastal areas. For a copy of the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance mission statement, goals and objectives click here.

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Engineering with Nature for Flood Risk Management

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PRESENTER

  • Todd Bridges, PhD, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersTod Bridges

ABSTRACT

The webinar will provide an update on the USACE Engineering With Nature® initiative, including the recent publication of the book “Engineering With Nature: an Atlas” that includes descriptions of 56 projects around the world. The growing international interest in leveraging natural systems and processes to support engineering functions, while also producing environmental and social value, is reflected in a number of projects, programs, and initiatives around the world, which will be used to highlight the lessons being learned as well as needs and opportunities for the future.

BIO

Dr. Todd S. Bridges is the U.S. Army’s Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Environmental Science. He leads a number of research, development and environmental initiatives for the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the areas of sustainable infrastructure, risk and decision analysis methods, and sediment assessment and management. Dr. Bridges is the National Lead for the USACE Engineering with Nature® initiative, which includes a network of research projects, field demonstrations, and communication activities to promote sustainable, resilient infrastructure systems. He leads efforts for USACE on the use of Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) to support flood risk management, including an international collaboration to develop guidelines on the use of NNBF for coastal and fluvial systems.

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