Modern Engineering Geology, as a science that studies the geological environment, is have of great importance for the justification of environmental management.
Environmental management implies the regulation of human activities to engage in the consumption of natural resources, such as lands, forests, mineral resources, water objects etc. In addition, nature management includes the protection of the environment, and the geological environment, as the basis on which the habitat of humans and living beings
Usually, under the geological environment refers to the natural sphere of human life and activity, located on the surface of the Earth and representing the interaction of its four main spheres: lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. The upper limit of the geological environment is the surface of the Earth, and its lower limit is due to the depth of penetration into the lithosphere of human engineering activity.
Engineering Geology studies a wide range of theoretical problems, associated with the formation of the geological environment, and solves practical problems arising in the design, construction and operation of various facilities. These tasks are aimed primarily at ensuring the reliability of buildings and other structures.
The nature management is contradictory: by creating and consuming, it often upsets the natural balance and causes the development of man-made geological processes and phenomena that change, destroy and pollute the geological environment. These irreversible, for the most part, changes lead to the depletion or even to the complete degradation of the existing biocenoses in a particular territory, the deterioration of the quality of the environment. All this has a negative impact on the quality of people's lives.
Therefore, any activity in the field of environmental management, ecology and protection of the geological environment should be based on the study of specific engineering-geological conditions of a territory, and, therefore, rely on the laws and basic provisions of Engineering Geology.
|Affiliation of speaker||ISTU|
|Publication||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Position of speaker||Ph.D in Geology|