From vision to reality: the crucial role of environmental engineers in achieving sustainability

Kapitzke, Ross (2003) From vision to reality: the crucial role of environmental engineers in achieving sustainability. In: Proceedings of the National Environment Conference 2003. pp. 1-6. From: National Environment Conference 2003, 18-20 June 2003, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Sustainable resource development embodies a range of objectives relating to utilitarian values, such as infrastructure integrity and function, as well as biodiversity, amenity and cultural values. Unfortunately sustainability goals often remain only a vision as practitioners and managers struggle to translate ideals from the often well-established policy, legislative and management regimes into a practical reality at the project level. Statutory and community provisions and diverse technical requirements can only be satisfactorily achieved by integration throughout the project planning, design and implementation procedure. This paper presents the environmental engineer’s role in planning and design for sustainability, and illustrates the approach with examples from the natural resource management field.

Item ID: 869
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9581028-8-9
Keywords: environmental engineers, sustainability
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960909 Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management @ 100%
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