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Environmental Specialty

The Environmental Specialty conference (ENV) will focus on the environmental and public health facet of civil engineering and its importance in improving the quality of life for people and providing reliable infrastructure for societal benefits. It will explore research and technological advances concerning innovative approaches, assessment, and sustainable management/remediation of environmental impacts to water, air, and soil and the unique challenges faced in addressing the effects of climate change on infrastructure. Topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental engineering projects are particularly welcomed.

Environmental Specialty


Kelvin Tsun Wai Ng - ENV conference chai

Kelvin Ng

2024 CSCE ENV Conference Co-Chair Dr_edi

Onita Basu

2024 Topics

Ground Impacts and Energy Systems:


  • Solid waste generation, collection, disposal, and recycling

  • Geo-environmental engineering

  • Land management and planning

  • Contaminated site assessment, remediation and reclamation

  • Environmental impacts of transportation systems

  • Circular economy and clean technologies

  • Energy systems management and security

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Environmental issues related to mining, gas and oil sectors

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Life cycle analysis and environmental risk

  • Environmental policy and economy during the public health emergency

  • Environmental engineering education and community engagement

  • Carbon emission assessment and reduction

  • Innovative Environmental Solutions in the Context of Net Zero

Water, Wastewater, Air:

  • Water quality and management

  • Municipal, industrial, and rural wastewater treatment

  • Environmental hydraulics and contaminant transport

  • Sustainable urban stormwater management

  • Emerging Pollutants: occurrence, transport, impacts, and removal

  • Air quality, emissions, and pollution control

  • Toxic material control and hazardous waste management

  • Climate change: impacts, mitigation, and adaptation strategies

  • Governance, legislation, and policy for sustainability

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