High School and College Careers Program

9th-12th Grade

Careers in the Water Industry Presentation

Available to schools located in Sonoma County and Novato


Essential Question:

What careers exist in the water industry and what does the day-to-day of these jobs entail? 

Lesson Summary:

In this hands-on, one-hour presentation, Sonoma Water educators explain what careers exist in the water industry and students develop work skills by solving a career challenge relating to their particular interest. 


  • Students will explore career opportunities at Sonoma Water that are related to each student's unique interests and opportunities to develop work skills. 
  • Students will connect through a real-life scenario related to specific positions at Sonoma Water and be exposed to interests, duties, and responsibilities of Sonoma Water employees. 


Work for Water - A website to learn about careers in water. 

CA Water Jobs - A website to explore California's water certification programs. 

Bay Work - A website about Bay Area career paths in the water and wastewater industries.  

Energy Center - Renewable energy career resources. 

Next Generation Science Standards:

This lesson is designed to support NGSS curriculum. Students will use the scientific practices of asking questions, making observations, using models, and interpreting data to engage with real-world phenomena, designed to increase their understanding of water systems in our community and empower them to design their own solutions. 

Water and Energy Education programs are FREE thanks to funding from these partners:

Logo Sonoma Water, Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, Sonoma Clean Power, Russian River Watershed Association