Energy & the Environment and Berkeley Engineering
Much of the energy debate centers on protecting the Earth's increasingly fragile environment and at Berkeley Engineering, researchers seek innovative ways to create sustainable technologies that actively work to protect and improve the environment from the micro to the macro scale.
In collaboration with key industry alliances, leading Berkeley engineering faculty are investigating methodologies to improve water quality both at home and in developing nations through technologies in waste-water treatment and contaminant removal. Much of this work is done through the Berkeley Water Center, a collaborative research center focusing on a comprehensive approach to water resource management that reflects the changing conditions of water supply and quality in the 21st century.
In addition to work in water quality, Berkeley Engineering also focuses in engineering to improve the quality and sustainability of endangered ecosystems and rethinking the secondary effects of energy-generating technologies. In conjunction with research in Energy Supply and Energy Demand, researchers are working through centers such as the Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing to promote multi-disciplinary research and education on environmental management and design for environment and pollution prevention issues in critical industries.