What is Environmental Geology?


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Jun 3, 2020
Environmental Geology is a branch of Science that deals with the application of Geology in solving Environmental problems. It is a multi-disciplinary subject that works in association with Environmental Science, Geography, Hydrology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Soil Science etc. The concepts and techniques of other major subjects like Physics and Chemistry are used wherever necessary.

There are several applications of Environmental Geology, but the major applications are in the mitigation of natural disasters like landslides, earthquakes, floods etc. The environmental aspects are strictly followed by corporate companies as a part of Government regulations. So, the major role of Environmental Geologists is the assessment of risks, management of waste, rehabilitation of areas and the compliance of policies. Environmental Geology is generally not taught as a separate course in colleges but is restricted to a subject. The career options are limited as most companies prefer Graduates with a degree in Environmental Science.


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