WTM - Natural Resources Technology & Management

Industry Description

Water is a resource that impacts our lives on a daily basis. Due to water shortages, today and in the future, management of this precious resource is critical. With heightened emphasis on environmental concerns, the demand on water supplies requires that old, inefficient practices and systems be updated or replaced. This notion is creating a demand for a broad range of irrigation and hydrological expertise. Knowledge of water management and policy is important in the agriculture, turf maintenance, and municipal landscape industries. The water management industry is experiencing a period of rapid technological advancement in labor saving and water conserving irrigation systems, while having to manage a finite resource. Highly skilled technicians are required to design, install, operate and maintain these new technologies. Graduates of this program have been highly recruited, and job placement is exceptional.