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Environmental Engineering Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life -
Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations - Profiles of Environmental Engineers - PowerPoint - Podcast


Environmental engineers use the principles of biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues.

Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of the hazard, advise on its treatment and containment, and develop regulations to prevent mishaps.

They design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems, conduct research on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks. Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues.

Some may study and attempt to minimize the effects of acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. They also may be involved in the protection of wildlife. Many environmental engineers work as consultants, helping their clients to comply with regulations, prevent environmental damage, and clean up hazardous sites.  

Environmental Engineering Resources

Online

Profiles of Environmental Engineers:
Interviews of Professionals
Overview:
Overview of Environmental Engineering
Preparation:
Admission Requirements, Alternate Degree Paths, Graduate Programs, Accredited Programs
Day in the Life:
Teams and Coworkers, Tasks, the Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of Environmental Engineering
Internet Resources:
American Academy of Environmental Engineers

American Institute of Chemical Engineer Environmental Division
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASME Environmental Engineering Division
ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine
Water Environment Federation

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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