Hydrologists undertake both office and fieldwork. They are responsible for studying water properties on the earth’s surface and underground and they resolve water-related issues.

Career Details

Hydrologists improve the quality and quantity of water in given areas, and they forecast floods, snowstorms, and droughts. They also work on finding new water sources. People in this career produce water and drought management plans. They record and analyze water resource system data and search for underground water.  

Hydrologists must have strong teamwork abilities because they often have to work with other scientists to help preserve and clean up the environment.

Skills required for this career:
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good problem-solving skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Hydrology
  • B.Sc. Environmental Sciences and Water Sciences
  • Bachelor in engineering – Civil (Water Engineering)
  • Environmental agencies
  • Water or sewage companies
  • Research and development organization
  • Government departments