Below is a list of links that may be of interest to students as they build a career as a civil or environmental engineer.
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
of Professional Engineers
NSPE is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. NSPE, in partnership with the State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.
American Academy of Water Resources Engineers
AAWR was founded in October 2004 by practicing water resources professionals who were members of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI). The Academy was created primarily to offer a voluntary, post-license credential that provide professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the broad field of water resources engineering. Water Resources Engineering is the professional discipline for the stewardship and sustainable use of the world's water and related resources. Water Resources Engineers develop and apply scientific and engineering principles to plan, design, construct, manage, operate and maintain infrastructure programs. The award and designation of Diplomate (D.WRE) validates knowledge, expertise, and contributions to the field of water resources engineering.