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Environmental Specialty

The Environmental Specialty conference (ENV) will focus on the environmental and public health facet of civil engineering and its importance in improving the quality of life for people and providing reliable infrastructure for societal benefits. It will explore research and technological advances concerning innovative approaches, assessment, and sustainable management/remediation of environmental impacts to water, air, and soil and the unique challenges faced in addressing the effects of climate change on infrastructure. Topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental engineering projects are particularly welcomed.


Specialty Chair

Kelvin Tsun Wai Ng - ENV conference chai

Kelvin Ng


  • Water quality and management

  • Municipal, industrial, and rural wastewater treatment

  • Environmental hydraulics and contaminant transport

  • Air quality, emissions, and pollution control

  • Geo-environmental engineering

  • Waste disposal, recycling, and minimization

  • Toxic material control and hazardous waste management

  • Environmental stewardship 

  • Contaminated site assessment, remediation and reclamation

  • Land management and planning

  • Environmental issues related to mining, gas and oil sectors

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Life cycle analysis and environmental risk

  • Environmental policy and economy during the pandemic

  • Public health and safety regarding coronavirus

  • Environmental engineering education and community engagement

  • Climate change and impacts

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