Hydrologist Job Description

Hydrologists Use A Variety Of Computational, Hydrological And Scientific Modelling Techniques In The Research, Development And Maintenance Of Safe And Sustainable Domestic Or Natural Water Management Strategies.

Employers Seek Adaptable Individuals With Good Technical Ability And Some Degree-level Knowledge And Experience Of Mathematical Modelling Or Data Analysis

Hydrologist Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • making presentations
  • supervising the work of hydrometrists and other staff.
  • employing statistical and hydrological modelling techniques
  • determining the most effective water management methods
  • studying relationships between soil and rock features, rainfall and water run-off
  • using specialist computer modelling applications
  • recording and analysing water resource systems data
  • assessing the impact of environmental changes and land use changes
  • predicting and monitoring rainfall, water yields and usage
  • liaising with clients, consultants, water regulators, researchers, external bodies and other professionals
  • managing on-site data collection
  • ensuring appropriate regulations are implemented
  • keeping up-to-date with scientific and technical developments
  • forecasting floods
  • developing drought management strategies
  • producing water and drought management plans

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