Sustainable Engineering : "Regional and Local Environmental Issues"

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES


Waste management and pollution abatement

  •  Water contamination/pollution
  •  Air pollution
  •  Land/Soil pollution

 Land, Mining and Forest Rights

 Degradation of forests and loss of biodiversity

 Issues of environment sustainability

ENVIRONMENT ISSUES & CHALLENGES


Local scale :

pollution due to inorganic & organic compounds near sources

Regional scale :

pollution due to (scale 500 to1000 km) acid deposition, eutrophication, regional ozone, etc

Global scale :

Stratospheric ozone loss,antarctic ozone hole, global warming, climatic change, etc.

WATER ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

  •  Contamination of drinking water
  •  Water pollution (due to wastewater discharge)
  •  Biological pollutants (septage and pit-laterine outlets)
  •  Emerging pollutants/micro pollutants
  •  Depletion of water sources/scarcity of water (need for water reuse/recycle)
  • Need for alternative sources



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