Water Resource Managers carry out the important work of protecting our natural water resources and sanitizing our water supply. Career paths for Water Resource Managers can be related to water conservation, water planning, public works management, water quality and environmental or water policy. Interested students can enter the field through a few different educational paths, either by majoring in environmental science or engineering with a focus on water quality, or, through unique programs that focus strictly on water resource management. Watch the Career Profile video to learn more about this important STEM career.

Career Video

This career profile video features Environmental Engineering Professors from the University of Dayton, Central State University, and a Water Resource Specialist at Cardno JFNew. Together they explain what an important role professionals play in the field of Water Resource Management, ensuring a safe drinking supply for consumers while protecting the health and sustainability of our natural water resources. These professionals describe the many applications of this career track and the various educational pathways students can take to enter the field of Water Resource Management.

Viewing Guide

Teacher Background Video

The accompanying teacher background video provides teachers with additional information about the Water Resource Management career path, and how to help interested students prepare for post-secondary education. The video also offers teacher tips, discussion suggestions, and additional resources.


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