Whether it is managing stormwater, protecting the watershed, supplying potable water, testing water quality, or treating wastewater, career opportunities abound within the water resources field. To get a glimpse into what these positions entail, watch these great Day in the Life videos.
The Village of Skokie, WA demonstrates their skill and precision in this 3-minute of a water main repair:
Christian Berg, Water Resources Technician, presents A Day Among the Streams on Bainbridge Island, WA:
Officer Joe Young, Fredericksburg, VA Watershed Manager, loves his job protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed:
John Klein, Operator, Public Works – Operations / Stormwater Control, enjoys keeping the waterways flowing in the City of North Port, FL, especially during the rainy season:
Ron Marrato, Hydrologist for the Ventura County, CA Watershed Protection District, walks us through a day as a hydrologist:
The Madison, WI Metropolitan Sewage District team shares what it's like to be a wastewater treatment operator:
Certified Stormwater Manager
The Stormwater Manager Certification is intended for experts in the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These individuals assist in administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs.
Water quality programs include state and federal permit requirements related to stormwater runoff, including management of public education, illicit discharges, erosion control, post-development runoff BMPs, system maintenance, water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. Drainage and flood control programs include operational maintenance of drainage systems, planning and construction of capital improvements, and basic knowledge of floodplain management.
These individuals may also be involved in budgetary oversight, long-term planning, policy development, and other administrative activities.
Certified Stormwater Manager: A firsthand account of career enhancement
John Schexnayder, P.E., CFM, CSM, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Baton Rouge, LA
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