Why A Water Management Career?
It’s easy to take water for granted, but clean, fresh water is essential for our survival. With a career in water, you’ll find purpose, great benefits, relaxed culture, collaborative colleagues and interesting work.
Opportunities in water are virtually unlimited and the chance to make a difference is unmatched. You’ll be providing an environmental and community service that makes a difference. Everyone needs clean, safe water, which is why you’ll always have a good career and good future in the water industry. Beyond competitive salaries and liberal vacation policies, many careers in water allow for flex scheduling, telecommuting, rapid career growth, a comprehensive reward system, and work–life balance. To find out more about careers in the water industry check out www.workforwater.org
Interested in program management with a conservation focus? Lane Community College offers a two year, online, Water Conservation Technician degree addressing the myriad of current and future issues related to water use, conservation, and natural resources stewardship.
You’ll find a wide range of rewarding job opportunities in water with educational requirements just as diverse. Whether you have on-the-job or military experience, are considering a two- or four-year degree, or are working on your doctorate, there’s a rewarding career for you in water.
- Competitive Salaries
- Liberal Vacation Policies
- Rapid Career Growth
- Work-Life Balance
- Challenging Environment
- Pride in Benefitting the Public Good
- Opportunity to Protect and Preserve Water Resources
- Making a Difference for Everyone
Ready to get started? Contact your local community college for water treatment programs or a university for water quality, environmental or engineering programs.
There’s no better way to start your water career than with an internship. Learn first-hand what it takes to work for water and gain experience that can lead to a great job for a great cause!
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Our Section awards 14 scholarships annually. The application will be posted here in early February and selections are made by mid-April. Additionally, the AWWA headquarters also awards 15 additional scholarships annually. Follow the link to learn more about all our Scholarship Opportunities.
PNWS-AWWA Local Student Chapters
- Clackamas Community College – Faculty Advisor: Matt LaForce – email@example.com
- Portland State University – Faculty Advisor: Gwynn Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Washington – Faculty Advisor: Michael Dodd – email@example.com