oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Public health engineering - Its present field and future development

Volume 8, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Near the beginning of his paper, the Author makes a significant statement, viz. 'the day is overdue when public health engineering should be recognized as a separate profession.' The writer should like to add that the day is long overdue for South African universities to make provision for a specialized degree course in public health engineering. Quite a large proportion of graduates in civil engineering enter municipal service where sooner or later they become vitally concerned with the purification of water or sewage, or both.

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