Read Up, Reach Out!
There are many organizations and resources to help you discover the water career path that is right for you.
Free or heavily-discounted memberships are available to students interested in a career path in water. Membership benefits include access to scholarships, training, and networking opportunities.
- Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
- American Water Works Association (AWWA)
- California Water Environment Association (CWEA)
Training and Apprenticeship Programs
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Department of Water Resources
- Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
- AWWA, California-Nevada Section
Training as a drinking water treatment or distribution operator
- ACWA and AWWA
Undergrad and graduate studies in a water resources-related field
- Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles – Water Systems certificate and associate degree
- Mt. San Antiono College, Walnut – Water Technology certificate
- Citrus College, Glendora – Water Technology associate degree
- Santiago Canyon College, Orange – Water Distribution, Water Treatment and Wastewater/Environmental Sanitation certificates and associate degrees
Private Sector Educational Opportunities
- Veolia Academy – free online courses