Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

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Volunteers work with local governments and communities to improve water and sanitation facilities. They train people in facilities operation and maintenance, help communities access resources and form management committees to sustain facilities, design and build potable-water sources and supply systems, construct sewage and irrigation systems, design and build garbage collection facilities, and build earthen dams and concrete spillways.

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Applicants can qualify with a bachelor's or master's degree in environmental, civil, or sanitary engineering; or no college degree and certification in water or wastewater treatment plant operation or hazardous-materials management.


Relevant experience includes demonstrated interest in mechanics or construction, community outreach in health or environmental awareness, excellent physical stamina, and simple accounting and budgeting.

External Links

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Official US Peace Corps Website