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Charles Walker, Ph.D.

Dr. Charles Walker manages the Hydrologic Data Collection Networks (Surface Water, Groundwater and Water-Quality Data Collection) in the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia Areas.  Chuck specializes in state of the art hydrologic data collection system design, implementation and operation. 

Professional Experience

  • 2020- present      Associate Director for Data.  United States Geological Survey.  Manage Hydrologic Data Collection Networks.

  • 2016 – 2020   Supervisory Hydrologist.  United States Geological Survey. Supervise hydrologists and hydrologic technicians focusing on water-quality data collection and research.

  • 2016 – 2016  Deputy Center Director (Acting). United States Geological Survey.  Worked with senior managers to provide organizational leadership.

  • 2012 – 2020   Water-Quality Specialist. United States Geological Survey. Serve as a technical and quality assurance reviewer for proposals, datasets and reports.
     

  • 2010 – 2016  Hydrologist.  United States Geological Survey. Project leader for water resource investigations.

  • 2006 – 2010  Post-doctoral Research Associate. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  Developed methods to measure and model estrogen transport through soils.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Soil Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.            

  • M.S. Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.    

  • B.S. in Environmental Resource Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Minor:  Environmental Engineering.

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