About the Industry

Colorado has approximately 2,800 wastewater districts and 4,000 water districts statewide. According to the U. S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics1, Colorado will see a 27% increase in water quality management careers.

Video: The WQM Industry for the Next Generation

Careers in Water Quality Management are vast. Examples of these careers can be found listed here:
Defining Water Quality Management

Regional Water Conversations

Regional Water Conversations
The national discussion about regional careers can be found here (.pdf format).

Professional Associations/Networks

Wasting Water Is Weird Video

Environmental Protection Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Rural Water Association

Rocky Mountain Education Center

Association for Women in Science

Operators Certification Program Office

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

Water Environment Federation

American Water Works Association

National Science Foundation

Grants from the National Science Foundation and the TAA-Department of Labor funded the development, redesign and adaption of many WQM courses for online and distance learning. Check the semester schedule for online course offerings.