Due to the increasing industrialization in the world, the impact of humans is also increasing on the world. Thus, science dealing with the emerging problems arising due to the advancement in technology is needed.

Environmental engineering is a science that deals with the study of nature and technology, and the formulation of methods that help to ensure environmental safety and the preservation of the natural environment.

Some aspects of environmental engineering

What’s environmental engineering?

It optimizes industrial structures, regulates industrial development, and facilitates construction with regard to environmental safety. It studies the impact of engineered objects, provides an environment for the production of clean products, and develops low energy consumption and more environmentally friendly products.

It takes responsibility for industrial machinery, processes, and buildings. It also helps with the maintenance of the environment as well as with the reconstruction of places affected by human activities and industrialization.

Is this a new branch of science?

Despite this being a new science, these practices have been prevalent since ancient times. Different civilizations of the world also realized the importance of the preservation of nature for the welfare of humankind.

The practices of environmental engineering can be traced back to the ancient Harappa civilization who created a sewerage system. Similar practices and other techniques have also been found in various other civilizations of the world.


The role of environmental engineering in the improvement and maintenance of the environment cannot be underestimated.  It is today, the main method used for the creation of eco-friendly products and processes.

It provides humans with better ways and solutions to tackle environmental issues that arise and methods to solve them. Without this science, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, ecological civil engineering, and solid waste management would not have been possible. Without these processes, humans would have drowned in waste, pollution, and dirt.

This science is rapidly growing and evolving. It is considered to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today. All the processes and works built and made for human welfare are the result of this complex engineering.