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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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To confront climate change, we need to understand the environmental footprint of global supply chains

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic upended international trade. Countries shut their borders, breaking the webs of supply chains that crisscross the globe. These systems of people, organisations and companies work to supply consumers with products, such as mobile phones, or services, like transportation. While some supply chains have since returned to a semblance of normality, understanding their extent – and how they interact – may be vital if humanity wants to confront its other great challenge: climate change.

Why shorter isn’t necessarily better when it comes to food supply chains

Fears over supermarket shortages during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic led many people to buy their food from local producers, raising the prospect of a transformation in the way people get their food in the future. But while eating locally and shorter supply chains are often viewed as a more sustainable alternative to our global food system, the reality is much more complicated, explains Dr Tessa Avermaete, a bioeconomist at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. 

Everything you need to know about your future modular home

Modular homes are rising in popularity and for a good reason.

Can we engineer cities that can save us from climate change?

Early in February, 26 bodies were pulled from the Indian Himalayas, with more than 100 missing in the days after a glacier break created a colossal avalanche of water and debris into a river valley, demolishing two dams, according to an initial report from The Guardian.

Examining the engineering of the Kasukabe reservoir in Japan

Underneath Tokyo sits the largest man-made reservoir system in the world.

Can the number of cars indicate the pollution levels on a street?

In this study, Shreya Dey, Brian Caulfield and Bidisha Ghosh explore the relationship between emission and concentration levels in different parts of Dublin city.

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