This means that highly trained water scientists will always be able to find gainful and interesting employment.
In your professional career, you might get involved in:
- Scientific aspects of water through a PhD study on a hydrological subject;
- Management of groundwater exploration;
- Flood management, studying the effects of land management on discharge;
- Erosion and sedimentation issues and how to solve them;
- Quantifying the economic effects of hydrological risks: floods, droughts and pollution;
- Using satellite imagery and GIS to work on global or regional hydrology;
- Using your knowledge professionally to improve the management of water resources.
As a graduate in Hydrology, you could work at organisations such as:
- National and international consultancy companies;
- National and provincial government bodies dealing with water;
- Water supply companies;
- National and international institutes for applied research and policy support;
- Water boards.