Paul Harrison

Senior Director, Water Program

Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, rivers and deltas


Paul Harrison leads Environmental Defense Fund’s Water Program and has recently been working with EDF’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration team to ensure the correct steps are taken to restore the Mississippi River Delta. Paul brings negotiation, organization, and technical analysis skills to every project he works on. He successfully led the development of plans, governance and funding mechanisms to restore the delta while addressing the needs and health of southern Louisiana's diverse communities and economic infrastructure. 


  • J.D., Fordham University Law School (1997-2000)
  • B.A. in Public Policy, College of William and Mary (1989-1993)
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (2000-2006)
  • Campaign Coordinator, Transportation Alternatives (1993-1997)
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