Water Resource Specialists

What they do:

Design or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.

On the job, you would:

  • Supervise teams of workers who capture water from wells and rivers.
  • Review or evaluate designs for water detention facilities, storm drains, flood control facilities, or other hydraulic structures.
  • Negotiate for water rights with communities or water facilities to meet water supply demands.
  • Perform hydrologic, hydraulic, or water quality modeling.
  • Compile water resource data, using geographic information systems (GIS) or global position systems (GPS) software.
  • Compile and maintain documentation on the health of a body of water.
  • Write proposals, project reports, informational brochures, or other documents on wastewater purification, water supply and demand, or other water resource subjects.
  • Recommend new or revised policies, procedures, or regulations to support water resource or conservation goals.
  • Provide technical expertise to assist communities in the development or implementation of storm water monitoring or other water programs.
  • Present water resource proposals to government, public interest groups, or community groups.

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