3Twelve Design Principles of Sustainable Environmental Engineering

A compass is more important than a map.

3.1 Sustainability

In the United States, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1969 requires that “the Federal Government use all practicable means and measures and to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations.” The concern for future generation is the core foundation of sustainable development, which was introduced at ...

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