There are more than seven billion people on this planet, and it is increasing drastically. One of the major issues that we are facing and going to face on a large scale is the resource crisis. It is very evident how climatic change is impacting us. It is high time that we do some effective environmental planning, to ensure a safe future. Just the being concerned about it is not going to fetch us anything. Some immediate actions need to be taken, and it requires some professional skills to do things that will have some positive effect. Professionals like water management planners should be approached to do a flawless job. In this article, we will see what a water management professional will do.
The main job
The main role of a water management planner is to strategize, design and device plans that will ensure water supply for the human population, agriculture and every other need that is there. At the same time, the plans that they make should be in such a way that it does not disturb the ecosystem in any way. Their work involves conducting research on various landscapes which will be applied to solve many water problems.
Where do they work?
Water management planning is a part of environmental planning. Most of the environmental planning is done by the government bodies, and hence the predominant water management professionals work in government bodies that deal with environmental planning. To be more precise 66% of them work with the governments. Even though water management is a federal management concern, there are a few state governments that employ certain professionals.
Apart from the government bodies they also work in agricultural related companies. Almost 13% of the water management professionals work in the agricultural field, and 5% of them work in technical and consulting services. There are at least 5% people that are hired on a contract basis, and they serve different organizations.
On average, the water management planner gets an annual salary of 68220 dollars. The lowest earning is around 42940 dollars, and the highest earning of a water management planner is about 102200 dollars. The important fact is that most of the high earning professionals were not from the government bodies. They are employed by the agriculture sector. Their average salary is about 70480 dollars. The average salary of the state government professionals is 67150 dollars.
The job description of water management planners is the same as water resource engineers and environmental resource managers. We all know that their primary focus is to make water available to every need in that particular geographic location without causing any harm or destruction to the ecosystem. An experienced and a talented water management planner will evaluate the water management plans and provide consulting services which may or may not involve some drastic changes in the plans.