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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Water conservation officer

Water conservation officers have the expertise necessary to assess environmental impacts of land use changes on the area and its wildlife

Working with water
Working with water

Water conservation officers tend to be employed by environmental and conservation organisations, research bodies and regulatory bodies. They follow regulations on wildlife conservation, and educate others about the environment and local area.

This area of employment emerged amongst growing concern for the vulnerability of wetland areas when urban developments were proposed near to them.

Typical work activities

This role involves a combination of desk and field based work to conduct assessments. Protecting environmental areas where groundwater is important, such as wetlands, may mean field work occurs in remote areas.


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