Team Impact Award 2022
Brian Bledsoe provides significant professional and research expertise as well as leadership to the team’s activities. He directs the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at UGA, bringing university researchers together to collaborate and develop infrastructure projects that deliver a broad array of social, economic and environmental benefits. He is also a founding member of the Network for Engineering With Nature, a nationwide community of researchers and practitioners using nature-based solutions to build community resilience. On this team, Bledsoe instigates grant and project proposals, organizes and directs research teams, co-authors publications, intersects with national partners such as the Army Corps of Engineers, and sets the overall agenda for the partnership. With more than 30 years of experience as a civil and environmental engineer in the private and public sectors, Bledsoe brings technical expertise to team projects.