Hal Anderson began his Idaho career in 1975 at the University of Idaho in the College of Natural Resources (CNR), after completing a four-year tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force.
Hal was on staff at CNR and after completing his Masters degree came to the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) in 1981. Hal served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions within IDWR. Hal was Technical Services Bureau Chief for 12 years prior to his promotion to Planning and Technical Services Division Administrator in 1999.
As division administrator Hal managed and supervised the hydrogeologists, hydrologists, planners, modelers, engineers and GIS specialists that provided the technical support to IDWR and the Water Board. Hal also served as the lead staff person for the Idaho Water Resource Board. As lead staff person Hal managed Board programs, represented the Board in various professional and political capacities including working directly with the Governor’s Office and the Idaho Legislature.