Hydrologists measure, analyse and maintain the quantity and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage. They use this information to plan and develop strategies for water conservation and the improvement of water quality.
Duties & Tasks
Hydrologists may perform the following tasks:select, install, maintain and repair instruments that monitor such things as water levels, water flows, ground water, rainfall and sediments
complete field observations and collect sample data at various locations to confirm data gathered by automatic monitors
prepare data for use by other professionals
provide advice to other professionals about civil works associated with water-related projects and activities (including dams, weirs, bridges, irrigation projects, water supply schemes, flood protection works, warning services and marine facilities)
prepare reports on sites, data collection and quality.
Hydrologists work in offices and in the field.
able to work accurately and systematically
able to communicate effectively
aptitude for physics, mathematics and statistics
mechanical ability and the ability to work with technology
able to work independently or as part of a team
able to work in confined spaces and at heights
able to swim.