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The Society of Environmental Engineers SEE - UK

The Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE), based in the United Kingdom, is a professional Society which exists to promote awareness of the discipline of environmental engineering, and to provide members of the Society with information, training and representation within this field.

The Society of Environmental Engineers is concerned with the measurement, modelling, control and simulation of all types of environment. It is an interdisciplinary organisation, bringing together aspects of mechanical, electrical, electronic, aeronautical, civil, energy and chemical engineering. It also draws from the fields of physics, acoustics, metallurgy, microbiology, pharmacy and many other technical and scientific disciplines

The SEE was founded in 1959, as a forum for sharing knowledge in this field. Since then, the Society has grown and developed as a focus for activities at local, national and international levels. The membership is as wide-ranging as the subject itself; members come from areas of business and academia, and from all levels within their organisations. The Society is run by its members, together with a full-time professional Secretariat providing co-ordination and administrative support.

As a nationally and internationally recognised professional Society, with a very active membership, the SEE promotes communication and good practice in matters of quality, reliability, and cost effective product development and manufacture. All members can contribute to this activity, and can benefit from increased knowledge which will enhance the work with which they are involved.

The Society of Environmental Engineers is fully licensed by the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) to provide registration, to all three ECUK professional engineering registers viz. Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. The SEE are licensed to provide this facility to its own members as well as a number of other affiliated societies. As a licensed entity the Society of Environmental Engineer is part of the UK Engineering and Technology Board (ETB) which is charged by Royal Warrant to promote engineering within the UK. The Society of Environmental Engineers is similarly licensed by the Society of the Environment to register members for Chartered Environmentalist.


The activities of the Society include technical meetings, educational courses, exhibitions, workshops, industrial visits, social evenings, and national and international conferences.

Specialist Technical Groups

The Society serves a membership with a wide variety of interests within the overall discipline. To meet the needs of members in particular fields, there are seven technical groups, covering:

  • Climatic
  • Contamination Control
  • Electromagnetic Compatability
  • Environmental Impact
  • Packaging Logistics
  • ESS and Reliability
  • Vibration Shock and Noise


The Society publishes the quarterly Journal 'Environmental Engineering' which features technical papers on research, development, instrumentation, review articles and other technical news and information. The Journal 'Environmental Engineering' has a circulation of over 5000. Members also receive a regular Newsletter giving details of forthcoming events, and news of the Society. The Society also publishes reference data, information booklets and proceedings of meetings organised by the Society.

A well known annual publication of the Society is 'Test House Users and Buyers Directory' , which has a hard copy publication of well in excess of 5000 copies. The 'Test House Users and Buyers Directory' can now be searched on-line via the SEE web site www.environmental.org.uk.


A key role of the SEE is as a lobbying force representing the professional interests of environmental engineers. The Society provides nominated representatives to a number of national and international committees, such as those concerned with design and test standards.

CEEES is a confederation of the environmental engineering societies of

the United Kingdom (SEE),
France (ASTE),
Germany (GUS),
Sweden (SEES),
Switzerland (SSEE),
Finland (KOTEL),
Belgium (BSMEE),
the Netherlands (PLOT),
Italy (AITPA),
Czech Republic (NACEI)
Austria (ÖGUS)
Portugal (SOPSAR)