Brunel cares about wastewater management
In our rapidly expanding world with a population of over eight billion people, the sheer volume of wastewater we generate has become a significant challenge. Wastewater contains harmful chemicals that pose threats to public health and the environment. The natural water purification process alone cannot effectively remove these contaminants, leading to potential diseases in humans, as well as detrimental impacts on flora, fish, and wildlife. For this reason, excellent wastewater management is needed to mitigate the dangers posed by untreated wastewater. At Brunel, we understand this.
Consequences of poor wastewater treatment
Without effective wastewater treatment, the consequences are devastating, particularly in developing nations, where over 80 percent of all wastewater is discharged being properly treated beforehand. This alarming reality results in mass illnesses and severe disruptions in the food chain, affecting the livelihoods of communities and ecosystems alike.
Wastewater-related illnesses such as campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, E.coli, diarrhea, encephalitis, gastroenteritis, giardiasis, hepatitis A, poliomyelitis, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, yersiniosis, and cholera are prevalent in regions lacking proper treatment facilities. According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), untreated wastewater leads to over 1.7 million deaths annually, accounting for more than 90 percent of the fatalities in developing nations.
Environmental consequences of untreated wastewater
The consequences of untreated wastewater are not limited to human health but also have severe ecological implications. Alarming levels of nitrogen, phosphates, and decaying organic matter in water bodies can lead to abnormal plant growth, toxin secretion, and oxygen depletion, creating dead zones and disrupting coral reef and aquatic ecosystems.
Additionally, untreated wastewater negatively impacts non-aquatic animals, further highlighting the urgency for efficient treatment processes. Wastewater pollution disrupts the food chain, with polluted algae affecting fish, and subsequently contaminating people and animals that consume them.
Choose Brunel for wastewater management job opportunities
By working together with Brunel and recruitment experts, you can find the skilled wastewater management professionals you need to protect public health and local ecosystems. Together, we can identify and onboard water management experts to create a healthier environment for all.
Wastewater management jobs
- Water treatment (plant) operator
- Wastewater operator
- Process engineer
- Wastewater engineer
- Wastewater supervisor
- Water distribution manager
- Wastewater collections operator
- Wastewater mechanic
- Wastewater electrician