Water Resources Management (WRM) - Overview

Students in the Water Resources Management (WRM) specialization will find employment in both the public and private sectors.


Bren students have been successful in obtaining internships related to the WRM specialization at the international, national, and local levels. For a list of some of the places that past WRM students have interned at over the years and links to these companies' websites, please visit our web page for Internships and Employment. Additional resources, including information about professional organizations, journals and publications, and Fellowships/Scholarships can be found on our WRM Additional Resources web page.


This specialization is directed towards students who plan to address issues related to water quantity and quality. Water resources issues span many scales, from local drinking water or surf zone quality, to large-scale watershed management for water supply, flood and erosion control, protection of aquatic systems for wildlife and other intended uses. Please visit our WRM

Description and Course Work web page for complete details.

Job Titles

Upon graduation, students specializing in Water Resources Managment have found themselves placed in exciting career positions. The list below demonstrates career titles for this specialization.

  • Aquatic Toxicologist
  • Biologist
  • Conservationist
  • Corporate Environmental Manager
  • Engineer
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Geologist
  • Hydro-Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Law
  • Municipal/State Water Planner
  • Oceanographer
  • Public Health
  • Remediation Specialist
  • Risk Analyst
  • Wastewater Engineer/Treatment
  • Water Conservationist
  • Water Quality Manager
  • Watershed Planning/Manager
  • Wetland Manager