The environmental education, now, should not be confused with the formal training of “environmental engineering” to the civil engineering students. Conventionally, environmental engineering still remains to be a core subject for the undergraduate civil engineering students. At present, the focus of entire regulatory mechanism remains on limiting the “effluents” and “emissions”—where environmental engineers, i.e., mostly civil engineers trained in environmental engineering, play a big role. In near future too, possibly the above will remain to be the major component of environmental engineering activities in our country.
The present book shows how environmental issues have a bearing on the work of engineers, the book aims to promote environmental literacy amongst engineers so that strategies for a sustainable development may be designed and implemented. The chapters are arranged to first provide an introduction to the environment and ecology, the natural ecological processes and problems associated with population growth, followed by a discussion on different kinds of pollution. At the end, there is a brief summary of environment protection-related laws, and some environmental management strategies are presented.