Our nation’s coasts are a vital resource subject to risks as a result of sea level change, growing populations and increasingly intense storm patterns. IWR supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works in addressing these risks to our coastal communities through a variety of programs, initiatives, tools, and reports. IWR and USACE Headquarters, Districts, Divisions and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center work together to enhance coastal resilience and sustain the environmental and economic resources of our nation’s coastlines.
IWR works with Federal partners such as the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others, in order to accomplish and coordinate its coastal missions. States, academia, and other non-Federal partners are also essential collaborators in many of IWR’s coastal activities. IWR develops and strengthens partnerships that are important to sustain coastal resources and support coastal communities as they face current and impending challenges.