Istanbul Canal

In order to alleviate the traffic pressure of the Bosphorus Canal, reduce the potential risks of ships loaded with dangerous materials, and promote the country’s economic development, Istanbul Canal will be built connecting Marama Sea and the Black Sea. However this project will cause insecurity for Russia, upset environmental stability, pollute freshwater resources and deplete land for people's living.

Black Lives Matter in Engineering, Too! An Environmental Justice Approach Towards Equitable Decision-Making for Stormwater Management in African American Communities

This dissertation details the stormwater management practices and history in East Tampa, and uses them as a framework to address stormwater management on a larger level. It goes into detail about East Tampa, although it also mentions a number of other places, and does so by approaching the subject of stormwater management through a lens influenced by both environmental justice and critical race theory.

Nicaragua Canal

A new canal in Nicaragua will be built under the agreement of the Nicaragua government and Chinese businessman Wang Jing, with his company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company (HKND). The project is intended to lift the poor country out of poverty, just as what the Panama Canal has done to its residents, but its construction may ruin the ecosystem of Central America. Besides, there are more potential issues like political tensions, exaggerated construction speed and ambiguous finance etc

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

A mega dam is being built in Ethiopia along the Blue Nile River. The new hydroelectric power plant is expected to generate 5GW electricity, lifting the whole country out of poverty and symbolizing the national power. However, as the river is a shared resouce with 10 other countries, it undergoes huge dispute, especially with Egypt, and the tension is escavating.

Mega Dam on Great Bend in China

In 2022, Power Construction Corporation of China (Powerchina) announced its plan to build a mega dam along Yarlung Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra River). The dam is estimated to have 3 times the power generation as the Three Gorges Dam but it also goes along with many conerns like damage to ecosystem, future flood potential and geopolitics conflicts etc.

Pollution Erasing Mossville

Sasol announced a project of building gas-to-liquid facility and ethane cracker in Lake Charles Louisiana after long-term negotiation with the Louisiana government officials. However, its pollution level seems not to be as satisfying as it claims. What's more, the relocation of local residents in Mossville is insufficient and racially discriminative.

The Sinking Kansai International Airport (KIA)

Kansai International Airport is one of the ten marvellous engineering civil structure in the 20th century. It's completely built on the artificial island, 3 mile from shore, promoting economic development and avoiding residential problems such as great noise and relocation. However, since it was built, it' seems to be doomed to sink to the sea. Especially in the current era, the fate of KIA is more uncertain, under the global climate evolution. To investigate more money on maintenance, or just leave it as it is, it's a serious question.

Three Gorges Dam

To solve the flooding issue of the Yangtze River, a hydroelectric gravity dam project is proposed, which spans the river by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, central China, downstream of the Three Gorges. The Three Gorges Dam is also the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity. Nevertheless, its impact on the biodiversity, forestation, and human habitats are nowhere to be neglected.

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