RE: [hydforum] how to get involved in hydrology
- I'll second the recommendation of Engineers Without Borders, and will also recommend that you pursue a civil engineering degree with emphasis on water resources. There are some skills that a general Civil degree will provide that will be very helpful in an E w/o B situation. Drilling the well will likely be the easiest part of a project like that - powering the pump, transmitting the water, and making sure it's drinkable will also be problems. I recently attended a presentation by a local E w/o B chapter, and the difficulties they found while trying to provide a basic service were amazing.
If a more pure hydrology degree is your desire, I'm sure there are schools in NV that have that type of program. I graduated from Tarleton State Univ. here in TX, and it's a good, but small, program. That said, career opportunities increased dramatically after I got the little "P.E." letters after my name, and a general Civil program will expedite that.
Clair C. Davis, P.E., CFM
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Try "Engineers without borders", they do lots of things like that. I cant help you, but they could.
S. Grace Johnson
From: benmcdonald21 <benmcdonald21@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:42:52 PM
Subject: [hydforum] how to get in volved in hydrology
im a junior in high school and am interested in finding a career going
that involves building wells in third world countrys. can anybody
recomend good schools in hydrology around the reno area as well. any
information at all would be helpful