Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering records
- G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The engineering history of DOGEE originated in the field of sanitary engineering. Instruction in sanitary engineering was offered from 1916 within civil engineering, and from 1920 in the School of Hygiene and Public Health. Professor Abel Wolman figures prominently in the development of sanitary engineering at Hopkins. The first graduate of the School of Engineering, Wolman earned international recognition for his research on chlorine absorption in water and its application in the chlorination of public water sources. He founded the Graduate Department of Sanitary Engineering in 1946, which incorporated professors from the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Hygiene and Public Health. The department's name was changed in the 1950s to the Department of Sanitary Engineering and Water Resources, and was changed again in 1965 to the Department of Environmental Engineering Science. The department's major fields of interest were water resources, properties of water, water supply and pollution control, and public health.
The two departments merged in 1968 to form DOGEE. DOGEE now deals with environmental engineering and chemistry, environmental science and earth processes, environmental planning and decision making, and the urban environment. John C. Geyer served as chair from the time of the merger until 1971, when he was succeeded by M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman, son of Abel Wolman. "Reds" Wolman served as chair until 1990.
- Civil engineering
- Environmental engineering
- G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering
- Geyer, John Charles, 1906-1995
- Johns Hopkins University. Water Sciences Management Program
- O'Melia, Charles R.
- Sanitary engineering
- United States
- Water-supply engineering
- Wolman, Abel, 1892-1989
- Wolman, M. Gordon, 1924-2010
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