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What do environmental and ecological engineer do?

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The Work of Environmental and Ecological Engineers

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Through the current work of environmental and ecological engineers, individuals and businesses are understanding how to coordinate society's interaction with the environment. There will always be a need for engineers who are able to integrate the latest technologies into systems to produce needed food and fiber while protecting natural resources.

Specific areas of work include:

• Design and evaluation of erosion control systems
• Systems and processes for management and utilization of wastes
• Design and management of water control systems
• Inspection, evaluation, and reporting for regulatory compliance
• Air quality monitoring, air emission measurement and modeling, air pollution mitigation
and control, and air dispersion modeling
• Design of animal housing
• Environmental management
environmental restoration
• Expert witness

Professional organizations environmental engineers belong to:

Many environmental engineers choose to earn a Professional Engineers License. Being licensed assures competencies and expands opportunities for professional advancement.