Hal Cardwell, Ph.D.

Since its designation in 2008, Hal Cardwell has led the USACE Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise - CPCX.  

Each year CPCX provides technical assistance to dozens of USACE projects and programs domestically and abroad, and training to hundreds of USACE staff on public participation, risk communication, conflict resolution and collaborative modeling for decision support. 

Before coming to USACE in 2001, Hal spent five years with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) working on international water management issues, including three years stationed in Panama working on watershed protection during and immediately after the hand-over of the Canal to Panama.

Hal started his water resources career working on national water resources management issues with Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory for four years, balancing economic uses of water and instream flow needs for hydropower relicensing in California and Ohio. 

Hal holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Geography & Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Hal Cardwell, Ph.D.

Collaboration & Public Participation Center for Excellence
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


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