Water and environment


The Water and Environment society is for engineers with an interest in the environmental and water aspects of civil engineering.


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Water and Environment News

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Water and Environment in the Engineers Journal

Coldly focused: The Arctic test of sustainable development

EU researchers are helping policymakers reconcile competing demands in a region full of natural resources, beauty and tradition.

Revealed: Eight ways to revamp Britain’s inadequate sewer system

The recent surge in public scrutiny over untreated sewage in waterways paints a stark picture of the UK’s ageing sewer network, writes William Perr, Cardiff University.

How pinging pipes could help to identify lead water lines without having to excavate

A recent study showed that it is possible to discern the composition of a buried pipe by striking an accessible portion of it and monitoring the sound waves that reach the surface. This method could help water utility companies verify the location of lead water lines without having to break ground.

Researchers produce artificial 'worm gut' that breaks down plastics

A team of scientists have developed an artificial 'worm gut' to break down plastics, offering hope for a nature-inspired method to tackle the global plastic pollution problem.

Down the drain: Wastewater's hidden treasures

EU industries from food and drinks to chemicals and biotechnology are seeking to profit from materials in water after it has been used.

Visualising the Great Pacific garbage patch

In 1997 Captain Charles Moore was sailing from Hawaii to California when he noticed a steady stream of plastics bobbing in the ocean. He had discovered the Great Pacific garbage patch.


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