Operationalizing Engineering with Nature - Regional Sediment Management Principles and Practices into Operations and Maintenance Dredging Beneficial Use Project Management
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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This document summarizes an effort to begin the process of operationalizing the application of Engineering With Nature EWN and Regional Sediment Management RSM principles and practices in Federal navigation channel Operations and Maintenance OM dredging beneficial use project management. The ultimate goal of this effort was to develop a model that could be used to inform development of a Project Management Plan PMP andor a Project Planning Management Information System P2 Work Breakdown Structure WBS templates, as appropriate, for use by Project Managers across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE. This effort was sponsored by the USACE RSM and Dredging Operations and Environmental Research DOER Programs. The work was performed in support of the effort to attain benefit to the Nation via EWN and RSM practices. In the last decade, the USACE Navigation Program has dredged at least 200 million cubic yards MCY of material each year from the Nation s ports, harbors, and waterways. Of those dredged amounts, an average of 75 of the material has been from projects in an OM status USACE Navigation Data Center NDC 2012. Therefore, on an average annual basis, over 150 MCY of dredged sediments are potentially available as a resource to the nation from OM dredging activities for developing environmental, economic, and social value through beneficial use projects. The term EWN is defined as the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes.
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