Civil engineers are increasingly focusing on the design and development of filtrating systems for drinking water, in order to reduce their impact on aquatic ecosystems.
A new report from the American Civil Engineering Association, titled Civil Engineering Tasks: The Role of Water, says that civil engineers are currently focused on two major areas: filtering systems for groundwater and surface water, and building a water filtering system that will meet the water’s requirements.
The report notes that both of these types of systems can be difficult to design, and require considerable expertise.
It also notes that there is a shortage of qualified civil engineers in the United States, and they are often forced to work in foreign countries.
To help solve these issues, the report recommends a series of design criteria that should be used to evaluate a design of a water filter system.
“The first design criteria is a design that is easy to construct and maintain,” said Thomas Nissen, associate director of research for the American Society of Civil Engineers.
“Secondly, the design should not have a significant negative impact on the environment.”
The report also points to the fact that the water needs to be filtered before it enters a well, making the process more efficient.
This new report is part of the ACS’ Annual Technical Report Series, which is a series that outlines and highlights important findings from civil engineering research, with an emphasis on the role of engineering in the environment.