Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. These engineers strive to improve the quality of waste water management and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, and public health issues. Using advanced principles of biology, chemistry, and environmental science, their goal is to protect wildlife and natural resources as well as human life. Environmental engineers are qualified to work on many various environmental issues. For example, their job can vary from designing a municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment system, conducting hazardous waste management studies, to consulting on the environmental effects of various construction projects. On a larger scale, environmental engineers also work on global issues such as the issues of acid rain, global warming, air and water pollution, and ozone depletion. The type of work you can do as an environmental engineer is countless. Environmental engineers can be designers, researches, planners, an operator of pollution control facilities, a professor, a government regulatory agency official, or be involved in professional society work. Your employer can be private consulting engineering firms, universities, private research firms, testing laboratories, government agencies of all types (federal, state and local), or all types of major corporations and private businesses. There are endless job opportunities for environmental engineers because the lifestyle of organisms will always need improvement in order thrive.
Although environmental engineering may sound simple, each environmental problem is intricate and unique requiring a multidisciplinary approach. It