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.
- Conducts, or oversees the conduct of, investigations on matters such as water storage, wastewater discharge, pollutants, permits, or other compliance and regulatory issues.
- Develops plans to protect watershed health or rehabilitate watersheds.
- Develops strategies for watershed operations to meet water supply and conservation goals or to ensure regulatory compliance with clean water laws or regulations.
- Writes proposals, project reports, informational brochures, or other documents on wastewater purification, water supply and demand, or other water resource subjects.
- Identifies and characterizes specific causes or sources of water pollution.
- Presents water resource proposals to government, public interest groups, or community groups.
- 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.
- Conducts, or oversees the conduct of, chemical, physical, and biological water quality monitoring or sampling to ensure compliance with water quality standards.