USACE Regional Sediment Management and Engineering With Nature 2012 Workshop Summary
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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This document summarizes the major findings of a workshop entitled Regional Sediment Management RSM and Engineering With Nature EWN. The workshop was held August 28-30, 2012, at the U.S. Army Engineer District, Portland, in Portland, Oregon. The goals of the workshop were to introduce the EWN initiative identify opportunities and establish collaborations between RSM and EWN and conduct the annual RSM In-Progress-Review. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE or the Corps Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC RSM and Dredging Operations Environmental Research DOER Programs and further served as a conduit to share technical presentations and lessons learned. The workshop also provided a venue for participants to network, to participate in valuable discussions of relevant experiences, and to generate outcomes that will support the USACE Navigation, Flood Risk Management, and Environmental Restoration missions. Coordinators of the workshop were Linda Lillycrop of the ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory and Dr. Todd Bridges of the ERDC Environmental Laboratory. RSM is a systems-based approach implemented collaboratively with other federal, state, and local agencies. The purpose of the program is to adjust our focus from managing projects and sediments on local scales to regional scales. Realizing this goal will provide opportunities to implement adaptive management strategies across multiple projects, which will allow us to optimize the use of sediments while supporting sustainable solutions to the USACE Navigation, Flood and Storm Damage Reduction, and Environmental Restoration missions. While RSM strategies increase benefits, an additional goal is to reduce costs or collaborate with partners to share costs.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology