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Nature-based Solutions Engineering and Construction

Fees: $400  

Thursday, June 27, 2024
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (lunch break at noon)

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JW Marriott Tampa
510 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602





Short Course Description.  The use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to support risk management, hazard mitigation, sustainable infrastructure, and resilient communities has been rapidly expanding, diversifying, and maturing.  The White House has stimulated numerous NbS initiatives and actions across the federal government, including developing a Roadmap on NbS.  Technical guidance for NbS is being actively developed and published to support billions of dollars of investment in NbS by federal and state agencies and the private sector.  The short course will introduce NbS, present emerging best practices for NbS engineering and construction, and share practical case examples of field-scale NbS projects in coastal and riverine systems.

Course Format:  The short course will be conducted in classroom style over a full day (0800-1700) and will include up to 100 participants from government agencies, the private sector, non-profits, academia, and other organizations.  Instructors will include technical leaders from the public and private sectors.  Course participants will be provided with access to all class materials and presentations.

Course Organizers: Todd Bridges, University of Georgia; and Jeff King, US Army Corps of Engineers.

This course qualifies for 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Certificates will be issued via email after the Dredging Summit & Expo.

WEDA is offering these short courses as part of our mission to share knowledge and information about dredging. 

The Nature-based Solutions Engineering and Construction registration is on the Dredging Summit & Expo registration page. The course can be added to your registration or purchased separately. Dredging Summit & Expo registration is not mandatory to participate in this course.

All participants: $400 each course

If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact us at info@westerndredging.org.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Tampa!