Water Science and Technology Vol 38 No 11 pp 303310 © IWA Publishing 1998
Virtual reality - a role in environmental engineering education?
Adrian Barraclough* and Ian Guymer**
*Environment Agency - UK (North West Region), Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Rd Warrington, Cheshire UK
**Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street Sheffield, S1 4DU UK
The need for environmental education at several levels in society is discussed. The paper describes the role of the Environment Agency in the UK and outlines its responsibilities with respect to education. A brief description of the concept of virtual reality is provided together with an overview of some available tools. The possible application and subsequent benefits of employing virtual reality techniques to education related to environmental issues is discussed.
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