Natural Resources Engineering

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Natural resources and environmental engineers improve or maintain the sustainability of natural resources through creative design and wise application of technology. Natural resources engineering takes into consideration both the impact of humans on natural systems and the impact of natural systems on humans.

Natural resources and environmental engineering is the application of the physical (and social) sciences, using a system-based approach to design technology for the sustainable development, management, and conservation of our natural resources. These resources include land, soils, water, the atmosphere, renewable energy, and biological resources (such as plants and animals). Wastes are also considered resources, and can be recycled in a variety of ways, and end products utilised.

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Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Phone +64 3 369 3113

See the Department's website for up-to-date location details.

Postal address
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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