The College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Engineers solve problems related to the supply and flow of water in the natural and built environment.
For example, Water Resources Engineers design facilities and manage projects involving:
- Stormwater management and flood control
- Dams and reservoirs
- Wells and pumps
- Water towers, piping systems, and distribution networks
- Canals, locks, and navigation works
Water Resources Engineers work in a variety of settings, ranging from corporate headquarters in big cities to small field offices high in the mountains. For example, they work for specific industries, as consultants, and for all levels of government:
- For industry, designing water intakes for manufacturing facilities and power plants, managing outside consultants, and working with government regulators and permitting agencies.
- For consulting firms, completing projects for industrial and government clients.
- For government, assisting, permitting, and regulating industries, farmers, and timber harvesting interests.