Profiles of professions in the river management industry

One of the objectives of this blog is to increase awareness of river management and to act as a resource for experts and non-experts alike. We put a post together a couple of years ago aimed at giving students advice on the suitability of various masters degree courses/syllabuses as entry qualifications into the water/river industry and that has remained one of the more popular and enduring posts.

I’d like to take this a step further and publish a series of short profiles of different jobs that involve working with rivers. The idea being to help people who are thinking of working with rivers to understand what different jobs might involve and what qualifications/experience they might need to acquire. This might be something as simple as someone having an idea in the head of what their dream job involves, but not knowing what job title that corresponds to! Or a student wondering if they need to do that masters, or PhD in order to be an environmental consultant.

To do this I’ll send out a set of 5-6 questions to people via email and then compile their answers into a series of posts each detailing a different profession (consultant, researcher, river manager, etc). I’m more than happy to directly link to any graduate scheme(s)/chartered organisations, etc you recommend. I’m also happy to send a draft of the eventual blog post to you for approval as I know some organisations have strict media/social media policy that I am more than happy to work with.

If you are interested in taking part please either post me a comment below or send me a tweet/DM to @woodinrivers.

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One Response to Profiles of professions in the river management industry

  1. Jan says:

    I kind of combine three activities (consultant, researcher, river forecaster) into one job. Until recently, I stated my job title to be ‘hydrologist’, but I’ve started to use ‘specialist in real-time hydrological forecasting’. Happy enough to contribute to your initiative!

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