UNSW is an international leader in Environmental Engineering. Our researchers develop tools for environmental management, investigate the fate of chemical and microbial contaminants in engineered and natural systems and apply risk assessment and life cycle analysis.
Our experts work closely with the Water Research Centre (WRC) and the Sustainability Assessment Program to tackle the world’s most complex issues affecting the environment today.
The Water Research Centre examines and investigates the fate of contaminants in engineered systems (e.g. water and wastewater treatment plants) and in the natural environment. The Sustainability Assessment Program engages in national and international research to improve sustainability assessment methodology and tools such as hybrid life cycle assessment. This improves the quality and reliability of information for applications such as process assessment, corporate reporting, supply-chain analysis, policy formation, and infrastructure selection.
Researchers in the Environmental Engineering group provide research and consulting services to industry and government focusing on our expertise in the areas of:
The Environmental Engineering Research Group works with several industry and research partners to evaluate the environmental merits of alternative production options to inform sustainable decision-making. Some of our partners include: