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New USACE Report – Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations

Published Oct. 1, 2019
Report Cover for Partnering with the USACE (2019-R-02)

Report Cover for Partnering with the USACE (2019-R-02)

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a report entitled Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations. This report provides a general introduction to the programs and processes available for non-Federal partners and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) representatives to work together to address the Nation’s water resources problems. It includes an overview of the USACE Civil Works Program and describes how USACE can work with local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and other non-Federal partners on activities ranging from technical services and advice to planning and constructing water resources projects. The goal of this publication is to outline the key processes and paths to engagement with USACE.

The report provides information for potential partners or anyone who wishes to better understand partnerships with USACE.  It also provides details on how to contact USACE to discuss your specific interests, needs, and next steps.

Each year, USACE responds to domestic and world-wide disasters.  The report contains a special section on “Partnering in Times of Need: Emergency Response and Emergency Management.”  In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, USACE is prepared and ready to respond as part of the Federal Government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies. In any disaster, USACE’s top priorities are to save lives and protect property, and to support the Federal Government’s immediate emergency response priorities.  USACE has many subject matter experts that support the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies in response to disasters around the world in areas such as emergency management, flood risk management, landslides, construction, urban search and rescue, oceanography, hydrology and hydraulics, and engineering.

This publication was prepared as an update to the Project Partnership Kit (IWR Report No 96-R-10) that was last revised in 2001. This new and updated report represents the collective efforts of many individuals including members of the Guide’s Project Delivery Team and USACE field personnel who devoted many hours to thoughtful discussion about partnership concepts and issues, and provided thorough review and critique of drafts of this document.

The report is available for free download from the IWR Library.

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