INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering EGRWSE 2018
Sustainable Engineering is the process of using resources in a way that does not compromise the environment or deplete the materials for future generations. Sustainable engineering requires an interdisciplinary approach in all aspects of engineering. All engineering fields should incorporate sustainability into their practice in order to improve the quality of life for all. Furthermore, with the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals, engineers will continue to play a decisive role in their success. The necessity for environmentally-friendly technologies in the future will require the expertise of engineers. Therefore, the UNESCO Engineering Initiative (UEI) is working with partners to develop engineering curricula that incorporate sustainability as an overarching theme
At the present time, the estimated worldwide population is in excess of 7.4 billion. According to the 'United Nations' prediction, conservative estimates give a population of 11.1 billion by the year 2100. Approximately 80% of this growth will be in developing countries. There are two major reasons for the development of environmental geotechnology. First is population growth, and second is rising living standards. When population increases, more land is needed; many soil deposits previously claimed to be unfit for residential housing and other construction projects are now being used. In a progressive society, rising projects are now being used. In a progressive society, rising living standards indicate an increase in industrial growth. As a consequence, hazardous pollution of air, water, and land and urban refuse production become inevitable, thereby endangering the global environment. To cope with these problematic soil deposits and adverse environmental conditions, the present conventional construction technology has to take, by necessity, a new direction. Problematic soil deposits on one hand and ground pollution problems on the other have challenged the current soil mechanics concepts and methods of analyzing soil behavior under varied environmental conditions. For this reason, the environmental aspects of geotechnology have been expanded and their subsequent response to engineering behavior has paved the way for the emergence of Environmental Geotechnolgy.
Recycling is beneficial in many ways. Recycling helps protect the environment. This is because the recyclable waste materials would have been burned or ended up in the landfill. Pollution of the air, land, water and soil is reduced. Recycling conserves natural resources. Recycling more waste means, we do not depend too much on raw (natural) resources, which are already massively depleted. Recycling saves energy. It takes more energy to produce items with raw materials than
from recycling used materials. This means we are more energy efficient and the prices of products can come down. Recycling creates jobs. People are employed to collect, sort and work in recycling companies. Others also get jobs with businesses that work with these recycling units. There can be a ripple of jobs in the municipality
The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Geoenvironmental Engineering, Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in this field.
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