US News & World Report's rankings for 2016-2017 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, in the #1 spot. Our graduate program in environmental engineering has held the #1 spot for the past 8 years; civil engineering has been in the top 2 for the past 14 years. Our undergraduate programs in environmental engineering and in civil engineering are top ranked every year, often like this year, as #1.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Research Snapshot

SODIS stands for SOlar water DISinfection, in which elevated temperature with UV-light from the sun is used to inactivate pathogens in drinking water. Mike Fisher (center), graduate student under Professor Kara Nelson, poses with local SODIS users near Tarata, Bolivia, where he is conducting field work to improve the effectiveness of solar disinfection of drinking water.

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The Academy will induct its Class of 2016 during a banquet at the California Memorial Stadium. Preceding the event will be the CEE Distinguished Lecture by water environmentalist and Stanford faculty member, Stephen Monismith.  
Will apps increase transportation sustainability? How do we future-proof infrastructure? Creating super fertilizers for developing nations?  And how to keep Cal Band marchers from colliding on the field? Feel the impact of Berkeley CEE.
Congratulations to Professor Moehle on his appointment to the Ed and Diane Wilson Presidential Endowed Chair!
Daniel Zayas (CE BS '12) is planning the temporary facilities for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.
"Smart Infrastructure and Construction" will be a forum for documenting changes caused by the global adoption of emerging digital technology in the design, construction and management of infrastructure assets.
Q&A with Professor Sedlak on lead, chloramines and drinking water safety.