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Title: Engineering With Nature® principles in action : islands
Authors: Whitfield, Paula E.
Suedel, Burton C.
Egan, Kelly A.
Corbino, Jeffrey M.
Davis, Jenny L.
Carson, David C.
Tritinger, Amanda S.
Szimanski, Danielle M.
Balthis, William L.
Gailani, Joseph Z.
King, Jeffrey K.
Keywords: Environmental engineering
Coastal engineering
Artificial islands
Islands--Restoration ecology
Flood control
Shore protection
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TR-22-9
Abstract: The Engineering With Nature® (EWN) Program supports nature-based solutions that reduce coastal-storm and flood risks while providing environmental and socioeconomic benefits. Combining the beneficial use of dredged sediments with the restoration or creation of islands increases habitat and recreation, keeps sediment in the system, and reduces coastal-storm and flood impacts. Given the potential advantages of islands, EWN seeks to support science-based investigations of island performance, impacts, and benefits through collaborative multidisciplinary efforts. Using a series of case studies led by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) districts and others, this technical report highlights the role of islands in providing coastal resilience benefits in terms of reducing waves and erosion as well as other environmental and socioeconomic benefits to the communities and the ecosystems they reside in.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TR-22-9
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 54 pages / 10.98 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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