Engineering for Planetary Health
The concept of planetary health is rooted in understanding the interdependencies of natural and built systems and the human experience. The Engineering for Planetary Health theme area at CSU is centered around environmental and energy systems that are both natural and engineered, are closely linked and disproportionately contribute to the state of planetary health. The objective of the Environmental and Energy Systems Focus Area at Colorado State University is to research solutions to global problems at this critical interface and to train the next generation of engineers to continue this pursuit.Programs leading to MS and PhD degrees in the Engineering for Planetary Health theme area include course work and training in air quality engineering, urban water systems, energy-water nexus technologies, water treatment and reuse, modern oil and gas issues and policy, large dataset analytics and waste containment for an increasingly polluted and populated planet. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the multitude of courses across the CSU campus that relate to environmental and energy systems including classes taught in the Colleges of Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Business and Natural Resources.

As shown below, researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at CSU contribute to the Environmental and Energy Systems Focus Area and conduct research in a broad array of areas that support the mission of Engineering for Planetary Health.

Water System Efficiency and Resource Recovery

Optimizing Alternative Energy Systems

Environmental Informatics

Engineered Systems for Climate Change Adaptation

Rational Remediation

Human/Environment Interface