Environment

Fredericton’s engineering community is well recognized for its deep environmental expertise and track record as trusted and experienced suppliers.  Firms in the Fredericton area have particular strengths in hydrology, soil and groundwater; environmental hydraulics; water quality management; contaminated soils and aquatic sediments; biological and physico-chemical wastewater treatment; solid waste and hazardous waste management; and environmental engineering design.

UNB Environmental Research: Seeking Environmental Solutions


Local engineering firms are well-supported by UNB’s diverse environmental research expertise, including: 

  • Physical and chemical processes related to the transport and fate of subsurface contaminants, especially reactive solutes
  • Finite-element and analytical modelling of groundwater flow and solute transport
  • Impact of nitrate and pesticides on groundwater quality
  • Surface water/groundwater interactions
  • Lake and river hydrodynamics and water quality
  • Contaminated sediments
  • High-rate anaerobic bioreactors
  • Biofouling and biocorrosion
  • Biochemical oxygen demand forecasting systems
  • Centrifuge modeling of multiphase flow
  • Hydraulic conductivity of clay liner