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This website provides information on mission-critical job categories in the water/wastewater industry, including a Job Opportunity Map that provides information on water/wastewater agencies in the Bay Area, and a Job Opportunity Map that provides information on how to obtain training to prepare for mission-critical jobs. The website also supports information-sharing among utilities in relation to workforce reliability by providing materials (e.g., reports and videos) produced by BAYWORK and others.
Created by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, the H2Opportunity Program provides students in the state of Georgia with a renewed understanding of water issues within our state and highlights the benefits of jobs in the water industry.  
A Water Sector Competency Model using the framework provided by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The model depicts the core competencies required for field staff and operators, is a resource for workforce developers and educators.  
The H2Oz careers in water project is managed by the Australian Water Association (AWA) and is actively advised and supported by over 30 partner organizations in the Australian water industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics, hosts a web page that focuses on career possibilities in the sciences.  
The Work in Water consortium is a collaborative effort to increase awareness, training and placement of individuals in water-related professions in Arizona. Spearheaded by GateWay Community College, Work in Water is comprised of 19 cities, public agencies, corporations, organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Operated in under contract with the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans' Employment, Helmets to Hardhats helps Military, Reservists and Guardsmen transition from active duty to careers in the construction industry.
The American Society of Civil Engineering hosts a site that helps kids, parents and teachers discover the world of civil engineering.
Project: WaterWorks is an industry-driven, regional collaborative grant sponsored by California Community Colleges’ Economic and Workforce Development Program. Funding enables instructional resource and program improvement, and broader outreach and student recruitment to address a rapidly shrinking water industry workforce. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators. helps individuals deciding on the right career for them and includes a section on engineering careers.
Get Into Water! focuses on recruiting and training Drinking Water Treatment Operators, Wastewater Treatment Plant operators, Wastewater Collection Operators, Water Distribution Operators, Plant Maintenance Technicians, and SCADA/Instrument Control Operators.