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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 in the Engineers Journal

Willow Island cooling tower collapse: A lesson from nature

Sean Brady highlights the perils of sticking rigidly to a concrete construction schedule regardless of weather conditions.

Treated like dirt: Urban soil is often overlooked as a resource

When you think about soil, you probably think of rolling fields of countryside. But what about urban soil? With city dwellers expected to account for 68% of the world’s population by 2050, this oft forgotten resource is increasingly important. 

Floating solar farms could cool down lakes threatened by climate change

Floating solar panels on a lake or reservoir might sound like an accident waiting to happen, but recent studies have shown the technology generates more electricity compared with rooftop or ground-mounted solar installations. 

Sponge parks and vertical gardens – how cities are using nature to overcome extreme weather

In January 2021, Storm Christoph pummelled the United Kingdom with heavy rains and the threat of unmanageable runoff. But in flood-prone Manchester, a newly developed park was proving its worth.

New materials to make ships more sustainable and less noisy for marine life

Ships have a significant environmental impact during building, operation and when they’re scrapped, but new approaches and composite materials to replace steel – still popular due to its strength and low cost – could make vessels more sustainable, recyclable, and less noisy for marine animals.

An environmentalist speaks: Only nuclear energy can save our world

Unfounded fears about nuclear technology may be undercutting the fight against climate change.

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