The Defining Water Management report validates and updates occupational information with input from business, industry, educators, technicians, and researchers. It defines the water management field and identifies occupational categories and job functions.
Changes in the field of water management necessitate the periodic updating of information to define the field. The advent of new technologies, the increase in national and regional regulatory compliance requirements, and the changing demands of industry call for frequent realignment of academia, industry, business, and government. New water management career categories are emerging and skill sets traditionally associated with water technology are cutting across industries and across individual jobs within those industries.
The Defining Water Management report addresses the water technology workforce needs by providing educators with information from business and industry, needed to develop relevant curriculum that prepares students for real-world water management careers. One of the most widely used tools in the report is the “Defining Water Management” careers chart, which provides a snapshot of the occupational areas and jobs within those areas:
- Plant Maintenance
- Regulations & Compliance
- Wastewater Operations
- Water Operations
- Watershed and Runoff Control
Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, IA