The development of infrastructure comes along with human population growth and technological progress. Transport, wastewater management and electricity supply are only a few examples where hugh infrastructure is required. This has also consequences for the environment: Traffic ways cut habitats, dams constrain fish migration, pipelines disturb the soil structure and may lack into the groundwater. Nevertheless, many infrastructure projects do not take environmental concerns into account. Basic knowledege is thus required to provide scientific support for the sustainable management and operation of our infrastructure.
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