What does a Water Resource Specialist do?

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

Jobs Roles

  • 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.
  • Identify methods for distributing purified wastewater into rivers, streams, or oceans.
  • Monitor water use, demand, or quality in a particular geographic area.
  • Identify and characterize specific causes or sources of water pollution.
  • Develop plans to protect watershed health or rehabilitate watersheds.
  • Develop or implement standardized water monitoring and assessment methods.
  • Conduct technical studies for water resources on topics such as pollutants and water treatment options.
  • Conduct, or oversee the conduct of, investigations on matters such as water storage, wastewater discharge, pollutants, permits, or other compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Conduct cost-benefit studies for watershed improvement projects or water management alternatives.
  • Analyze storm water systems to identify opportunities for water resource improvements.
  • Develop strategies for watershed operations to meet water supply and conservation goals or to ensure regulatory compliance with clean water laws or regulations.
  • Conduct, or oversee the conduct of, chemical, physical, and biological water quality monitoring or sampling to ensure compliance with water quality standards.
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