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What sort of impact (direct or indirect) does environmental engineering have on more local environments? #environmental-science #environmental-engineering #environmental-services

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James’s Answer

Environmental engineers impact local conditions very directly and help to alleviate pollution problems or problems with run-off or solid waste by building containment areas or berms that can contain or isolate the source.

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Maya’s Answer

Hi Myranda,


I work for a small environmental engineering firm in Massachusetts. The majority of the work we do is in conjunction with local cities and towns to improve their water quality. We do this by designing and then constructing new water mains, water treatment plants, and wastewater treatment plants. Our direct impact is by improving the quality of life for the residents of the town/city by providing and disposing of water.


Working within the water industry is just one example of what an environmental engineer can do. You can also get into hazardous waste clean up, or clean energy technology. I would say that the majority of the work we do has a direct impact on the environment.

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Marina’s Answer

Environmental engineers impact local environments in various ways. For example, many envl. engineers come up with solutions that directly affect and impact the pollution levels in the water, air and land. Other engineers work on projects that implement these solutions (tools and designs).


Also many environmental engineers work on the rules and regulations that are put in place to maintain a clean environment and there are other engineers that apply these rules and regulations in their jobs.

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