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Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) has emerged at the interfaces of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, oceanography, and meteorology to deal with multiple problems involving environmental fluid flows. The talk will briefly introduce EFM and outline the typical problems addressed by this fairly new discipline. Then, a few ‘snapshots’ of EFM will be highlighted focusing on recent studies completed at the University of Aberdeen. Special attention will be given to turbulence as the main driving mechanism in most environmental problems, followed by sediment dynamics and flow-biota interactions, the latter being a rapidly growing research area which facilitates a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from aquaculture to river management to renewable energy.