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About The Certificate in Water Management and Leadership

This program exposes students to current issues, policies, and practices in integrated water resources management, leadership, law, finance, regulatory policies and core concepts in water science and engineering. The curriculum was designed by water experts and leaders in the regional water industry.

The general purpose of certification is designed to prepare individuals currently employed as intermediate level supervisors in the various fields of water supply and treatment for higher management positions. If you are a prospective student who does not fall into this category, you are encouraged to contact the program director to determine if this program is a good fit for you.

To successfully complete the certificate, five courses are required to be completed within a three year period.  Participants must begin by completing WTRM 401, the core survey course. Participants may then pick and chose the order of classes in which they wish to enroll.  Taken sequentially, the certificate takes approximately 17 months.

*Please note: WTRM 401 is open to the public and may be taken as a stand alone course.  Participants do not need to submit the program application in order to participate. Course registration is now available for spring 2018.


This event will bring together a wide range of individuals and organizations in the local water industry. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program, network with current students, program faculty, municipal water agencies and water districts, engineering and consulting firms.

An on-site academic advisor will be available from 6-7 pm to answer your questions regarding the program application process for summer 2018.

Date: Wed., 3/21/18
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: CSUSM
Free parking available
Food & drinks provided