Investigate how water is used in homes and businesses.
What does a Water Resource Analyst do?
The basic function of a Water Resource Analyst is to observe and investigate the ways water is used by businesses, communities, and recreational consumers.
Water is all around us. Rain, lakes, rivers, streams-they all provide resources for humans to draw from. People use that water for cooking and cleaning inside their homes, and businesses use it to produce products and electricity that we use every day. Without proper management, this natural resource would become polluted and unusable. Water Resource Analysts make sure that doesn’t happen.
Your job as a Water Resource Analyst is to ask questions, review engineering reports, and evaluate how water is being used. With that information, you complete and submit reports, which verify state and federal standards are met.
This is not just a paper-pushing job. The main focus in this position is on water quality and conservation. You make a difference. You ensure that our water quality is at safe and healthy levels, both inside the home, and in our rivers and lakes. You help businesses and land owners plan effective methods of irrigation that require less water and ways to reduce waste run-off from their properties.
In these ways and many others, you protect the environment’s resources, reduce impact on waterways, and strive to find more effective and efficient ways to transfer water to and from businesses, homes, and recreational facilities.
This position allows for a wide range of skill levels, and there are opportunities at the entry level as well as advanced positions.