Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (ENWR)

The environmental engineering area deals with the control and improvement of human surroundings using principles developed in civil engineering. The environmental/water resources engineer is responsible for conceiving and designing systems for water supply, waste water treatment and disposal, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management and design of water resources systems.  



Dr. Brooke Mayer, P.E.

Detection/quantification, removal and inactivation of emerging enteric viruses as part of drinking water treatment processes including enhanced coagulation, UV disinfection and advanced oxidation using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. Design of sustainable engineering technologies targeting both microbial (e.g. viruses) and chemical (e.g. nutrients and carcinogenic byproducts) contaminants.

Dr. Walter McDonald

Urban stormwater management, green infastructure, environmental monitoring, geospatial analysis, flood frequency analysis, engineering education.

Dr. Anthony Parolari

Modeling coupled water, nutrient and vegetation dynamics. Applications include: ecohydrology, quantifying drought impacts on ecosystems and water-nutrient management in agriculture and green infractructure.

Dr. Patrick McNamara

Micropollutants; microbial communities in engineered systems; antibiotic resistance; residuals and biosolids; pyrolysis. 

Dr. Daniel Zitomer, P.E., BCEE, FWEF

Biological treatment of wastewater, contaminated soil; groundwater; hazardous waste. Recovery of wastewater resources.


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Civil, Construction and Environmental

Civil and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization: highway systems, airports, water treatment systems, waste treatment systems, buildings, bridges and cities themselves.

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