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Title: Expert elicitation workshop for planning wetland and reef natural and nature-based features (NNBF) futures
Authors: Piercy, Candice D.
Altman, Safra.
Swannack, Todd S.
Carrillo, Carra C.
Russ, Emily R.
Winkelman, John H.
Keywords: Environmental engineering--Congress
Sustainable engineering--Congresses
Wetlands
Reefs
Storms
Flood control
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC SR-21-4
Abstract: This special report discusses the outcomes of a September 2019 workshop intended to identify barriers to the consideration and implementation of natural and nature-based features (NNBF) in US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) civil works projects. A total of 23 participants representing seven USACE districts, the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and the University of California–Santa Cruz met at USACE’s South Atlantic Division Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss how to facilitate the implementation of NNBF into USACE project planning for wetlands and reefs using six categories: (1) site characterization, (2) engineering and design analysis, (3) life-cycle analysis, (4) economic analysis, (5) construction analysis, (6) and operation and maintenance (and monitoring). The workshop identified seven future directions in wetland and reef NNBF research and development: • Synthesize existing literature and analysis of existing projects to better define failure modes. • Determine trigger points that lead to loss of feature function. • Identify performance factors with respect to coastal storm risk management (CSRM) performance as well as ecological performance. • Focus additional research into cobenefits of NNBF. • Quantify the economic life-cycle costs of a project. • Improve technology transfer with regards to NNBF research and topics.
Description: Special Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC SR-21-4
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/41665
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/41665
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