Strong demand for water scientists

March 9, 2012

The continued expansion of the Alberta oilsands and other energy- and infrastructure-related projects across the country is spurring heightened demand for water scientists and engineers, says a VP at CH2M Hill Canada, one of the largest global employers of these specialized professionals. Increased regulation and ever-changing technologies have boosted demand for individuals with a diverse range of water science and engineering skills, the VP says. Water engineers are in high demand worldwide as developing nations such as Brazil, China, India, and Russia rapidly expand their populations and industrial bases. CH2M Hill Canada's president says PSE institutions need to do their part in educating students about the need to work across multiple science and engineering disciplines, regardless of what type of sub-specialization students may end up working in after graduating. Calgary Herald