This new 1-hour classroom program for high school and college students will:
Sonoma Water provides drinking water, sanitation and flood protection services to portions of Sonoma and Marin Counties. Jobs at Sonoma Water offer an exciting opportunity for a career in various fields including engineering, environmental resource management, water and wastewater treatment, administration, and public outreach.
The Water Industry is a growing field with many exciting possibilities for a fulfilling career!
Objective: To prepare students for the Careers at Sonoma Water lesson which will focus on highlighting career options at Sonoma Water.
Background for the teacher: Sonoma Water (SW) has over 200 employees who provide drinking water, clean wastewater, maintain flood control channels, create renewable energy projects, and protect endangered salmon. To accomplish these tasks, Sonoma Water has nearly 70 job classifications and employs a diverse group of professionals including but not limited to equipment and stream maintenance staff, mechanics, electricians, civil and mechanical engineers, chemists, biologists, and hydrogeologists.
The Careers at Sonoma Water classroom presentation is structured around a real Sonoma Water scenario and the phenomena of an Atmospheric River (AR) i.e., large bodies of water vapor that are transported on wind currents high in the atmosphere and responsible for storms where large amounts of precipitation fall in a short period of time. The scenario is based on events that occurred in January and February 2017 when Northern California experienced a 10-year storm after a 5-year drought.
Please, have students review the following videos before the class visit:
Please contact Juan-Carlos Solis at Juan-Carlos.Solis@scwa.ca.gov or (707) 547-1922.