Designs or implements programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Natural Resource Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Performs hydrologic, hydraulic, or water quality modeling.
- Analyzes storm water systems to identify opportunities for water resource improvements.
- Conducts, or oversees the conduct of, investigations on matters such as water storage, wastewater discharge, pollutants, permits, or other compliance and regulatory issues.
- Develops strategies for watershed operations to meet water supply and conservation goals or to ensure regulatory compliance with clean water laws or regulations.
- Reviews or evaluates designs for water detention facilities, storm drains, flood control facilities, or other hydraulic structures.
- Conducts technical studies for water resources on topics such as pollutants and water treatment options.
- Presents water resource proposals to government, public interest groups, or community groups.
- Develops plans to protect watershed health or rehabilitate watersheds.
- Writes proposals, project reports, informational brochures, or other documents on wastewater purification, water supply and demand, or other water resource subjects.
- Conducts cost-benefit studies for watershed improvement projects or water management alternatives.