Introduction

Human activity, be it the use of natural resources, the energy production, the building of settlements and infrastructure, or even daily life activities, are closely linked to the environment with numerous of mechanisms. On the other hand, natural phenomena can also pose risks to human activity and human life.

Environmental Engineers develop and apply technologies for the prevention and mitigation of human impacts on the environment as well as the prevention of environmental hazards. Their usual fields of work are:

  • Treatment and processing of drinking water
  • Waste water treatment
  • Hydrology and management of water resources
  • River engineering and hydraulics
  • Flood protection
  • Geotechnics and prevention of geohazards
  • Risk assessment of environmental hazards
  • Planning of sustainable cities and transport systems