According to the University of Arkansas's Environmental Engineering program, environmental engineers focus on problems related to the quality of water, air, soils, and sediments. They work in areas of drinking water treatment distributions systems, wastewater collection and treatment systems, solid waste disposal, air pollution control, hazardous waste management, and contaminated site remediation Water resources engineers work in areas related to the quantity of water, in which aspects of hydrology and hydraulics are applied to water supply management (cities, industries, agriculture, floods, and droughts), environmental protection and restoration, and habitat protection and rehabilitation.

Communication (Written and Verbal)Creativity
Critical ThinkingDecision Making
Gather InformationManagement
MathematicsPerceive Patterns and Structures
Precision and AccuracyProblem Solving
Quality Control AnalysisSpreadsheet Software Proficiency
Summarize Research FindingsTechnical Writing
Use Laboratory Equipment