A Water Resources Engineering major/degree program prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of systems for collecting, storing, moving, conserving, and controlling surface- and groundwater, including water quality control, water cycle management, management of human and industrial water requirements, water delivery, and flood control.
Includes instruction in such courses as infrastructure management, hydrology, water control and measurement, GIS, and environmental monitoring.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Water Resources Engineering?
With a career in Water Resources Engineering, you have the important role of preservation and furtherance of Earth’s most abundant resource. Job opportunities may be found with government agencies at all levels, in the private sector with environmental or engineering consultants, with environmental groups, and with companies that use significant water resources in their manufacturing or extracting processes.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Water Resources Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Water Resources Engineering