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WASTEWATER TECHNICIAN

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ASSOCIATIONS

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
6666 W. Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235
(303) 794-7711
e-mail: info@awwa.com
Web site: http://www.awwa.com
The American Water Works Association, an organization of wastewater professionals, offers online courses on hydraulics, filtration, applied math, and other pertinent subjects.

Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)
208 Fifth Street
Ames, IA 50010-6259
(515) 232-3623
e-mail: abc@abccert.org
Web site: http://abccert.org
The ABC can provide information on becoming certified as a wastewater technician (United States and Canada).

Women in Technology International (WITI)
6345 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 257
Encino, CA 91316
(800) 334-9484
Web site: http://www.witi.org
This organization offers special encouragement to women who want to succeed in technology.

WEB SITES

Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
http://bat.doleta.gov
Devoted to information on apprenticeships in the United States, this site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT).

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/water.html
The Environmental Protection Agency's water site is extensive. There is an online reference library that covers every aspect of water: polluted, purified, below or above ground, fresh or salt.

Human Resources Development Agency of Canada
http://hrdc-drhc.gc.ca
An extensive and easy-to-use Web site on technology jobs, including learning and training resources, career planning tools, and self-assessment and aptitude testing.

Wateronline.com
http://wateronline.com
A great deal of information about water resources in general. The industry newsletter is also available at this site.

BOOKS

Career Information Center. Engineering, Science, and Technology. Vol. 6. New York: MacMillan Library Reference USA, 2000.
Basic information about technical jobs, including salary, outlook, and training.

Cosgrove, Holli R., ed. Exploring Tech Careers. Chicago: J.G. Ferguson Publishing Co., 1995.
A reference directory with loads of information about many technological careers.

Fasulo, Michael, and Paul Walker. Careers in the Environment. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
Contains extensive contact information for professional associations, forecasts, salary information, and much more.

“Look Ahead, Get Ahead.”
This excellent booklet about emerging careers in technology is online (available as a CD or booklet) from Canadian Technology Human Resources at http://www.cthrb.ca.

Pielou, E. C. Fresh Water. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
The author blends technology and nature, physics and chemistry with her own practical observations of the water cycle

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