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Lecture_1%20-%206x%20F06 - CEE 260 Overview of Lecture#1...

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Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Principles College of Engineering Kim F. Hayes Overview and Syllabus CEE 260: Overview of Lecture #1 Motivation for Environmental and Sustainable Engineering: • What are the environmental issues? • Won’t the market solve the problem? • Won’t the government solve the problem? • What is environmental sustainability about? • Current trends • What does an environmental engineer do? • What does a “sustainability engineer” do? Review Syllabus Homework: Reading Questions The Issues In Summary Environment Issues 9 Climate Change 9 Air Pollution 9 Water Pollution, Depletion 9 Solid/Hazardous Waste 9 Resource/Biodiversity Depletion Goal: A Sustainable Global Community of People 9 Impact on The Global Majority Won’t the market solve the problem? Tragedy of the Commons : Situations featuring individual benefits with shared costs lead to greedy decisions. The Environment is a “Global Commons” ¾ Atmosphere ¾ Hydrosphere 1. The Economic System does not set value , just price . 2. Valuation is Through Science, Not Inherent to Consumer. 3. The Distribution of Costs vs. Benefits Matters. Won’t the Government Solve the Problem? EPA Regulations =
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