How Are Jobs Related To Water?

The average American has been deprived of information that illuminates how dependent jobs are on water. Most economic-development executives likewise untrained to recognize how many jobs could be created through strong water marketing. I hope that today’s blog post help folks see the unlimited potential water presents for economic growth.

Why aren’t we more savvy on the topic of water and jobs? Mainly it is because water is a highly technical topic. If one does not have experience in manufacturing, chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and environmental science, then it is hard to understand what water is all about. So, with that said, lets examine how many jobs water can create.

  • There are over 1 million people employed in the water treatment services and products industries. These jobs are expected to continue expanding at a rate of 6 – 10%
  • The United Nations Inter-Agency Mechanism On All Fresh Water Issues shares that three-out-of-four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water.
  • Half the Worlds’ 1.5 billion workers are employed in eight industry sectors that rely heavily on water


  • If America fixed it’s aging Infrastructure, 1.9 million new jobs would be created.


  • Water-related jobs are not only growing rapidly in number, but they offer above average pay, stability, opportunity for advancement. Many do not require a college degree.


So there you have it. A virtual abundance of new jobs for people that need them. Now, how do we go about electing and appointing people with manufacturing, industrial, chemical, biological experience, instead of career politicians?


One thought on “How Are Jobs Related To Water?

  1. Tom, another great article that challenges the discussion. I am totally agree with your point: water business is an immense source of new jobs and it will be more demanding in the near future. My question is if the governments will allocate resources for this. The reality shows me that water is not yet part of the political agenda. Great article!!
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    thanks for writing. As you point out, a lot of this untapped economic prosperity depends on the Federal Government getting on board. I have written before about the need for America to have a National Water Policy. But it isn’t just the federal government who is not listening. Here in Memphis we have some of the best water in the world, and a mayor who has been obstinate about even giving me 15 minutes to talk to him about it.

    However, when we open the tap and the water is brown or full of odor…THEY government pretends to care. Sadly, water, the most important resource we have, is taken for granted by the very people who can help us protect and benefit from it.

    Keep up the good fight!

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