Water Resource Manager

Water resource managers’ main role is to make sure that the environmental needs and the economic needs are in balance. 

Career Details

They understand both the needs of the economy and the needs of the environment which make them the perfect people to keep the balance. Water resource managers oversee duties such as assessing environmental and economic impacts. These individuals have substantial knowledge of policy and planning law. People in this career oversee the conservation, study, and treatment of local water sources. Water resource managers make sure that the water is safe for humans and animals to use and that businesses are using water sustainably. 

People in this career furthermore create conservation plans and strategies for specific water sources. And besides approving water usage for companies and individuals to ensure there is a balance kept between the environment and our human needs, they also educate organizations and people on water sustainability. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • GIS skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Biological Science 
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering 
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • Engineering firms
  • Government departments 
  • Environmental agencies