Nearing Retirement of Many Water Professionals is Now a Benefit to Up-and-Coming Professionals

Nearing Retirement of Many Water Professionals is Now a Benefit to Up-and-Coming Professionals

Solving our future’s water issues will require a professional workforce trained in the best science and an ethical code that is reflected by our communities, at large. What is being done to bridge the gap between the wave of water professionals that are now retiring and the next workforce that will carry the torch? How can future water professionals benefit by the wisdom and experience gained by our retiring professionals?

Operation Unite® has a programming department named, “Living Water®.” Living Water® has developed many different radio programs including the “Meet Your Mentor” program. The “Meet Your Mentor” program connects real mentors in the water industry with listeners who have interest in training and education in vocational and academic schools, finding a job, continuing education, ethics, education and dealing with setbacks experienced in the industry. Our goal is to build bridges and relationships between up and coming water professionals and experienced water professionals currently active or retired. There are many different water-related fields and Living Water® is launching the first two right now; Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology.
 
Visit Operation Unite® at www.operationunite.co/ or go directly to http://www.operationunite.co/blogs/ , choose a mentor page and listen to the radio programs. You have two mentors to choose from; Robert Trousil, Civil Engineer/Hydrogeologist/Hydraulic Engineer working for the Alaskan Department of Transportation and Robert Campbell, Engineering Geologist working as a consultant in northern California. Men and women both will be chosen to participate as mentors in years to come.

Our historic past will yield great achievements in years ahead because mentoring builds forward from today’s capabilities.  Meet Your Mentor places a spotlight on behaviors that solve water issues, with ethics, competence and integrity. Over sixteen shows are available for listening. Listen and share the Meet Your Mentor programs with your family members, K-12 schools, community colleges, Universities, governmental agencies, business leaders and work associates.  Visit Operation Unite® at www.operationunite.co/ or go directly to http://www.operationunite.co/blogs/. MEET YOUR MENTOR brings people together to solve water problems.

De minimis domestic groundwater use isn't de minimis when you have 500,000 wells

De minimis domestic groundwater use isn't de minimis when you have 500,000 wells

De minimis domestic groundwater users aren’t really de minimis when there are 500,000 operating water wells. Interference between wells, impacts to surface water, demands on the counties, boroughs and the state to mitigate groundwater depleted regions and the synergistic negative impacts from increasing septic system usage is the short list of disruptions experienced in our communities.

Operation Unite® recognizes that resourceful and adaptable communities that know how to management themselves while being stewards of the community are the only way to realistically manage groundwater without the negative drama.

Encourage your citizens by educating, demonstrating and planning their responses for creating effective groundwater management. It really doesn’t matter if your groundwater use is for domestic, agricultural, municipal or industrial purposes. Watching the resource beneath your feet and adjusting your groundwater use, in real time, works. The future will be easily navigated because everyone is involved.