Infographic: Engineering for the developing world

| by Steve Arel

The world’s population continues to balloon, creating widespread dilemmas for ensuring all people have adequate availability of water, food and shelter.

Engineers will be pivotal in how society copes – and overcomes – those increasing challenges. It will be engineers who will be at the forefront of devising strategies to ensure the world’s citizens – expected to surpass 9.7 billion by 2050, according to United Nations research – have the resources they need to thrive and that those resources are sustainable for many future generations.

Through green and sustainable approaches, engineers in recent years have, in large part, led the push for the development of high-performance homes and buildings and practices that spur organic growth and reduce waste. While much of the advancements have flourished in the United States, Europe and Asia, there is considerable work to be done in underdeveloped and developing regions.

The infographic below by Norwich University’s online master in civil engineering program illustrates how engineers will help on a number of fronts.

Topics: Architectural Firms, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Environmental Firms, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design

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