This career guide is intended as an overview of career paths available in the world of water and not as a comprehensive or up-to-date handbook. The details are published in good faith on the basis of material supplied and correct at the time of going to press. Readers are advised to check details before use, as they are liable to change without notice. The Water Research Commission cannot be held responsible for their accuracy, or for any use that may be made of them. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Water Research Commission, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products or services constitute endorsement or recommendation.


In support of learning and teaching about water and water-related issues, the Water Research Commission of South Africa and Share-Net (a project of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) have developed a series of lesson plans on water. These lesson plan packs, from Grade R to Grade 10, are linked to the South African National Curriculum


Without water there can be no life. Not only is water the most abundant substance on Earth, it is also one of the most unusual. The WRC’s Water Wheel magazine explores the wonders of water through its regular Water Kidz feature.