Education Resources Specialist
Supplying safe drinking water to an entire population is a very complex and expensive operation. The public funds much of this operation, and they must approve spending money on new water supply systems, treatment plants, and other improvements. Water sector agencies work with the public and with schools to educate people about complicated water issues such as water rates, conservation, construction projects, wastewater treatment, stormwater collection ,and water quality.
Education develops well-informed citizens who can make responsible decisions about water resources. Education resource specialists help the water sector agency:
- purchase, distribute, and present water sector education materials in the schools on such issues as water conservation, protecting water quality, water treatment, and the water supply system;
- provide teacher workshops to help them use materials effectively in schools;
- work with local colleges, adult education programs, and community groups to inform the population about water supply issues;
- educate the public about laws governing water quality, water rates, and water supply.
Education: Four-year degree, with course work in educational methods; classroom teaching experience
Certificates, licenses: No
Entry-level opportunities: Some classroom experience is generally required
Desirable traits and skills: Knowledgeable about water issues; skilled at teaching; good communication and listening skills
For More Information:
Water Environment Federation
Public Education and Outreach Committee