The transition toward more sustainable approaches to managing, delivering, and treating freshwater involves workers in many different sectors of the economy and shifts in markets, occupations, and jobs created.

For today lack of water require sustainable measures. For example, it is low-impact development, water reuse, watershed restoration, water conservation and efficiency, and many other proven and promising practices. There is additional need for major investments in the nation’s aging infrastructure for wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water along with ongoing operation and maintenance to sustain that infrastructure.

There is vitally needed to help local, state, and federal agencies; utilities; companies; unions; and nonprofit and community-based organizations adopt strategies that maximize the jobs created with these practices.

A growing body of research points to significant numbers of jobs in diverse occupations associated with sustainable water practices. It is 136 occupations involved in the work of achieving more sustainable water outcomes in agriculture, urban residential and commercial settings, restoration and remediation, alternative water sources, and stormwater management in 2013.