Environmental Systems (CIVL4010/G016)
Type of course in situ
Course provider University College London
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A system comprises of a group of inter-related components unified for a particular purpose. They can be natural (e.g. solar system, blood system) and built or humanly made, arranged or maintained (e.g. transport system, electric system, political system). But they can also comprise both natural and built systems such as the environmental systems. One example of an environmental system that contains natural and built components is the urban water cycle. The urban water cycle in an engineered system that was built to fulfil a human purpose with results that may affect the environment.
In this context, the Environmental Systems Course provides a basic description and understanding of the environmental systems as the basis for environmental management and pollution control. It covers water, air, material, energy, contaminant fate and transport and environmental policy, focusing on the interactions between the different systems with particular interest in engineered systems.
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Chadwick Building Gower St
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