Interview and Information Report on the Tianjin Environment Bureau

Interviewand Information Report on the Tianjin Environment Bureau

Interviewand Information Report on the Tianjin Environment Bureau

AboutTianjin Environmental Bureau

TheTianjin environmental studies bureau is one of the oldest bureausthat deal with environmental research in China. This is the largestnon-profit organization that deals with environmental research inTianjin. This organization has a long track record because of themajor contributions that it has made to the local government ofTianjin. This bureau was founded mainly to help technological supportthat will facilitate the development of environmental management inthe Tianjin area. The bureau also helps in the assessment of theenvironmental impact that is brought about by the economic activitiesof Tianjin, China (Zong-Zheng,2002). With the help of the Tianjin environmental bureau and theUnited States environmental protection agency (EPA), there has beenincreased awareness about Environmental care and sustainabledevelopment.

Appendix:A: Email of Intent to Mrs. Winet

Iam currently a third year student at the Tianjin Academy ofEnvironmental studies pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree inEnvironmental Studies. I would like to work at the TianjinEnvironmental bureau as an environmental officer specialized mainlyin water and air pollution in Tianjin. My current project entails thecollection of information from the Tianjin Environmental Bureau thatwill help to assess the main strategies that are being used by thisorganization to reduce the impact of pollution produced by thecompanies in the area. I also intend to get information about themain requirements and responsibilities of an environmental officer inthis company.

Inorder to get adequate information about the department of water inthe Tianjin Environment bureau, the best person to interview is themanager of the water pollution department. This is the most favorableperson to talk to as they have all the data and information regardingthe past projects that have been undertaken by this bureau. The waterpollution department is responsible for the projects that help toeradicate the problem of pollution in Tianjin which is a veryindustrious city.

Themain interest in interviewing the manager of this department is togather relevant information that will be useful in making anefficient report on the former and the current status of thepollution in Tianjin and to identify the things that have been doneto improve the status of pollution. The email address of the managerof the water pollution department is [email protected]

Irequest the approval from my school to move forward with theinterview and the rest of my project.

AppendixB: Email of Intent to the Contact

Iam a student at the Tianjin Academy of Environmental studies. I amcurrently in my third year of study pursing a Bachelor of Science inEnvironmental studies. I would like to work at the TianjinEnvironmental Bureau as one of the environmental officers in thewater and air pollution departments.

Iam currently working on a class project that requires information onthe requirements and responsibility of an environmental officer inthe Tianjin Environmental Bureau and also learn about the strategiesthat have been applied by this organization in order to combat theproblem of water and air pollution in Tianjin. I have chosen themanager of the water pollution department because he is likely tohave all the information I need for my school project. I intend togather this information in the form of a recorded interview with themanager of this department. If the manager is not available, I willbe happy to interview his assistant to get the information I need formy project (DesJardins,2007).&nbsp

Iwill be available for the interview on Friday, 28thNovember in the morning from 8:00 to 10:00 am. If the interview isapproved, I can be contacted through my school contact email,[email protected].Thank You.

AppendixC: Thank you Email to the Contact

Iwould like to thank the manager of the water pollution department atthe Tianjin Environmental bureau for accepting to have an interviewwith me on Friday 28thNovember. The interview was very informative and I got all theinformation I wanted for my project. I look forward to working withyou again in the near future.

AppendixD: The Interview

Thefollowing is an outline of the interview from the TianjinEnvironmental Bureau with the manager of the water pollutiondepartment ion this organization. The manager has vast knowledge ofthe strategies of water pollution eradication and other relevantinformation that will be useful for a person who wants to engage inany environmental related profession. The interview was recorded ontape and late the information was used to formulate this report.

  1. What are the most common forms of water pollution that have been experienced in Tianjin in the past few years?

Tianjinis a highly populated and industrious town. For this reason, there isa lot of human activity taking place in the town, hence the highamount of production in terms of waste. The main things that causewater pollution are industrial chemicals and the refuse from thedaily human activities. Most of this waste finds its ways to thewater reservoirs when it rains, therefore polluting the only wateravailable for use in Tianjin. Air pollution also makes a contributionto water pollution because there is a lot of production of carbonwaste, thus forming rain water that is a great risk to the residentsof Tianjin town.

  1. What do you consider the best strategies that can be used to correct this situation?

Someof the common strategies that have been used to combat the problem ofpollution include localization of industries so that all the chemicalwaste that pollutes the air is produced in one area. The bureau hasalso incorporated some methods of communication that educate thegeneral public about the importance of taking care of theenvironment. There are several waste management projects thatcurrently help to manage all types of waste in the town. Properdisposal of chemical waste has also been highly recommended so thatthe pollution of reservoirs is reduced.

  1. What are some of the things that can be done by the locals of Tianjin to reduce the amount of pollution they produce to the public?

TheTianjin Environmental Bureau has tried to mobilize the public so thatthey can contribute to the conservation of the environment. Some ofthe things that have been done by the public include proper disposalof waste, recycling of the reusable products so as to reduce theamount of waste and also the proper disposal of human waste to avoidwater pollution and therefore spread of diseases.

  1. What direction do you think these efforts are moving?

Sincethe formulation of the environment conservation strategies, there hasbeen a great progress in the environmental pollution situation inTianjin. The pollution of water to be particular has reduced withover 50% in the past decade. There is also great support from thegovernment of China, which have helped these strategies to besuccessful. Most of the industries are complying with the setguidelines on the disposal of waste and this has contributed a bigpart to the improvement of the problem of environmental pollution.

  1. What is your advice for a student who would like to work as an environmental officer?

Studentswho want to get jobs as environmental officers need to first makesure they work hard to complete their environmental studies course.It will be better for them to be passionate about the conservation ofthe environment as this will help them to give their best after theyhave been given an opportunity to work in the organization.

  1. What are the main requirements needed for one to be hired by TEN?

Themost basic requirement needed for a student to work in thisorganization is a diploma or a Bachelor of Science degree in a coursethat is related to the environment. This can either be degree inEnvironmental Science or a degree in Environment CommunityDevelopment. The organization also needs people who are experiencedin this form of work, therefore a new graduate will be first berequired to work as an intern in order to learn more about the typeof work they will be doing and get more experienced.

  1. What are some of the recommendations you would give a student who wants to work in this organization?

Themain virtue that will help a student to be successful in thisorganization is hard work and aggressiveness. They must always beready to be involved in the many projects of this organizationespecially the field related work. They should also be ready to applytheir knowledge of science in their work as this department involvesa lot of lab tests and scientific information.

AppendixE: Informational Report

Inthe past years, the Tianjin area near the Haihe River was well knownfor the vast forms of pollution because of the very many industrialactivities as per a report by the china daily (Zong-Zheng,2002).However, this situation has improved significantly because of thehelp that has been provided by this bureau. Currently, theenvironment of the local areas has improved significantly. Before theintervention of the Tianjin environmental bureau, one could smell thefoul smell of both human and industrial waste that had casually piledup in the areas surrounding Tianjin. The heavy pollution caused bythis waste started to pose a major environmental hazard on the localareas surrounding this area as the rain started to force the pollutedwater to the local reservoirs that are a major source of water forthe locals in the area. An example of the reservoirs that wasaffected by this pollution is the Yuqiao reservoir (Zong-Zheng,2002).

Inorder to make Tianjin a more liveable city, it is necessary for theTianjin Environmental Bureau to launch a water and sewerage disposalstrategy that will help to combat the problem of water pollution inthis area.

Inorder to work as an environmental officer at Tianjin, one is requiredto have covered a degree course in environmental studies. There arevarious universities that offer this course in Tianjin. However, oneis likely to get more opportunities if they attend the TianjinAcademy of Environmental Studies (TAES) which was founded by theTianjin Environmental bureau. This is one of the oldest environmentalresearch institutes in China and it has a lengthy track recordbecause of the contributions it has made towards the localenvironment in Tianjin. There are different windows of this institutethat deal with different environmental branches such as EnvironmentalImpact Assessment (EIA) and the overall environmental protection(Daly, 1994). This institute has the A-class qualification for theenvironment officers that gives them the needed knowledge that willhelp them to deal with the problem of water and air pollution inTianjin. For a person to qualify to work as an environmental officerin this bureau, they are required to have extended skills indifferent scientific subjects that are related mainly to air andwater pollution (McKeon-Ice,2002).These include mainly biology and chemistry which are all incorporatedin the course work of the Tianjin Academy of Environmental Studies.The company also needs aggressive students who have the capability tohandle all the tasks and projects that will be handed to them at thebureau along with some experience that they can easily get by workingas interns at the organization.

Theircommon responsibilities in the organization will be a collection andanalysis of data from the surrounding areas and overlooking theimplementation of the strategies of combating pollution that are setby this organization (McKeon-Ice,2002).


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