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Respect for the environment must be at the core of all engineering decisions in the future.

Our Environment has limited resources

How to deal with climate change, waste, sustainable food, land management and safeguard water supplies are real and pressing challenges to the global environment.

Water is essential for life. We use it to drink, produce our food and to keep us clean and healthy. Yet, it is often a wasted resource. Demand for a limited amount of water continues to grow. Pollution threatens supplies.

McMaster engineers are working with governments and industries around the globe to safeguard humanities access to clean water and air while protecting the environment, all while working closely with industry interest to find solutions that are both environmentally friendly and cost effective for deployment.

Challenges: Safe drinking, climate change, reusing wastewater, improved water testing, sustainability, pollution

 

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