Comments on: The Water Sector Workforce Needs Skills of American Workers http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Angela Sykes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22956 Wed, 23 May 2012 08:03:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22956 The reservoirs of fresh water are decreasing quickly and we would have to refer to ways like water treatment to increase supply of fresh water for daily usage. Water treatment i quickly becoming the need of the hour with increasing pollution and population.

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By: Kelly McEtchin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22955 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:01:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22955 The College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University, has already noticed and acknowledged this water trend. They have therefore created a new online certificate in Water Management. You can check it out at neverstoplearning.net .

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By: Ernest Martinson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22954 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:40:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22954 You are absolutely correct about the need to conserve water and nobody can do that better than Mother Nature. Unfortunately, near me in northern Wisconsin, the state is pushing an open-pit iron mining bill that would disrupt the storage capacities of wetlands and watershed of the Bad River draining into Lake Superior. The water in Lake Superior is blue gold and I have no doubt that the future holds a gold rush in the Lake Superior basin. Indeed, in the entire Great Lakes–Saint Lawrence River watershed discharging hopefully not too swiftly into the Atlantic Ocean.

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By: Felipe Cervantes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22953 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:22:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22953 water supply to the general public (fresh water) is becoming a problem in some places not only in the US but in some other countries.

The natural sources of water are melting in the north and incorporating to the sea waters, it is time to recover that water in thankers and have it in a secure place for later use. Water is going to be needed more than gasoline in future, gasoline is not going to be needed anymore but water is going to be needed

Let´s check the levels in natural sources see what we come upon

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By: Ernest Martinson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22952 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:05:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22952 The USDA subsidy of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) may also trickle down to a need for water workers in the field. For example, a big South Dakota goose farmer was mandated by EPA to build a holding pond to comply with CAFO requirements. In doing so, a mess was created but has apparently been abated with a guaranteed loan through USDA Rural Development. This may not pass the smell test but, hey, but there’s work to do.

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By: Hillary http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/the-water-sector-workforce-needs-skills-of-american-workers/#comment-22951 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:36:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12849#comment-22951 I am a Water Resources Environmental Engineering Technologist by trade, and even did my co-op training at the city’s water treatment plant. However, since graduating 2 years ago at the top of my class, I have not been able to get a job in my field. Why is it, when I am fully trained with valid work experience, do I get turned away because I haven’t been working with 5+ years experience? If we truly need treatment plant operators with the proper education, this would not be the case.

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