Hydrologists research and study the quality, current challenges, and distribution of water in the Earth. They study water supply from rivers, streams, and springs to determine their adequate and sustainable use. Together with a cross functional team of professionals, they plan and develop how water can be supplied to cities and urban areas while ensuring efficiency and resource conservation.

Alternative label

  • hydrology scientist

  • hydrogeologist

  • hydrology researcher

  • hydrology science researcher

  • hydrology research scientist

  • surface hydrologist

  • hydrology analyst

  • hydrology research analyst

  • hydrologists

  • hydrobiologist

  • water analysis specialist

  • hydrological engineer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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