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IChemE Report: Engineers and Environment

Fri, 06/01/2007 - 11:01am
An Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) report says its members are stepping up to the challenge to solve the world's biggest environmental issues and calls on government, industry, and the public to get involved. The report, called "Shared Challenges: Shared Solutions," forms part of the institution's program of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of its Royal Charter status. It offers solutions for challenges such as reducing carbon emissions and conserving water resources. It highlights the need for carbon capture and storage and better management of water supplies through realistic charging and universal metering. It also stresses the importance of new cost-effective and sustainable ways to raise health and safety standards. "Humanity is facing some great challenges in the shape of global warming, stewardship of water resources, and feeding a rapidly expanding population. Chemical engineers are already working hard with other scientists to tackle some of these pressing issues," says Dr David Brown, IChemE's chief executive. "By making our position and what we can offer clear on the issues that matter most — whether they prove popular or not — we can encourage government, industry, and the public to work together with the engineering and science community to deliver solutions for society." A copy of the report is available for download at www.icheme.org/JubileeReport.
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