Water, Waste and Environmental Management

OSKA study of labour force and skills anticipation in the field of water, waste and environmental management was completed in the Autumn of 2019. The study covers water supply and sewerage, waste and pollution management, environmental management and protection, including nature conservation. Due to the stricter environmental and climate policies, the field affects the entire economy and people’s everyday lives.

Approximately 5,800 people in Estonia are employed in the companies and organizations of this field, 41% of them work in environmental management and protection, 36% in waste economy, and 23% in water supply.

The result of the study is a training order to the system of lifelong learning based on the assessments of the trends affecting the field, the economic situation, the labour force and skills need, and the labour force demand and training offer comparison.

Key findings of the study