Hydrologists are scientists who study the movement, circulation, and distribution of water through the earth’s crust. They measure and analyze the quantity and quality of water in various forms from rivers to dams, from aquifers to sewage supplies. They work to better understand and conserve this natural resource. Their work includes collecting water samples, determining pollution levels, pH levels, planning strategies for water preservation, and overall water management. They work in alliance with other environmental scientists and professionals. Within hydrology, there are further specializations like marine hydrology, groundwater hydrology, surface water hydrology, etc.
What can I do (Roles Available) ?
Water Resource Engineer
Where can I work?
The Geological Survey of India
State Public Service Commission (Group 2 Services) Municipal Corporations
National Institute of Hydrology – Roorkee UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Plethora of opportunities
Diverse work Application in various sectors
Long work hours
Less work-life balance
Might require working in hazardous conditions
Key Skills Required
What Should I study ?
Class XII in Science stream; BE/B.Tech (Civil Engineering); ME/M.Tech (Water Resource Engineering/Hydrology); PhD
Class XII in Science stream; B.Sc (Geography); M.Sc (Hydrology); PhD
Class XII in Science stream; B.Sc (Environmental Science); M.Sc (Hydrology); PhD