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Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering

Description

Water resources engineering is the quantitative study of the hydrologic cycle -- the distribution and circulation of water linking the earth's atmosphere, land and oceans. Surface runoff is measured as the difference between precipitation and abstractions, such as infiltration (which replenishes groundwater flow), surface storage and evaporation. Applications include the management of the urban water supply, the design of urban storm-sewer systems, and flood forecasting.

Environmental Engineering

Description

The goal of environmental engineering is to ensure that societal development and the use of water, land and air resources are sustainable. This goal is achieved by managing these resources so that environmental pollution and degradation is minimized.

 

Enzymatic treatment

Principal investigator

James A. Nicell, PhD, PEng (Professor)
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
McGill University

Background

In an attempt to overcome some of the problems associated with traditional chemical and biological waste treatment systems, recent research has focused on the environmental applications of pure enzymes that have been isolated from their parent organisms.

Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering

Professors:

V.H. Chu, S.J. Gaskin, V.T.V. Nguyen

Adjunct Professors:

S. Babarutsi

This area is concerned with the interaction of mankind with the water environment.