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High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

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  • William M Alley
  • Yale University Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780300220384
  • 9.3 X 6.1 X 1.2 inches
  • 1.37 pounds
  • Science > Earth Sciences - Hydrology
  • English
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An engaging call to understand and protect groundwater, the primary source of drinking water for almost half of the world's population

Groundwater is essential for drinking water and food security. It provides enormous environmental benefits by keeping streams and rivers flowing. But a growing global population, widespread use of industrial chemicals, and climate change threaten this vital resource. Groundwater depletion and contamination has spread from isolated areas to many countries throughout the world. In this accessible and timely book, hydrology expert William M. Alley and science writer Rosemarie Alley sound the call to protect groundwater.

Drawing on examples from around the world, including case studies in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, and Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors examine groundwater from key scientific and socioeconomic perspectives. While addressing the serious nature of groundwater problems, the book includes stories of people who are making a difference in protecting this critical resource.

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Author Bio

Dr. William M. Alley served as Chief of the Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Dr. Alley has published over 80 scientific publications, including the text Regional Ground-Water Quality. 

He has served on national and international committees for UNESCO and the National Research Council, as a Director for the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Scientists and Engineers Division, on the U.S. National Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, and as Associate Editor for Ground Water and the Hydrogeology Journal. 

Dr. Alley is a recipient of the NGWA John Hem Award, the USGS Shoemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Communication, the Department of Interior Distinguished Service Award, the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, and the Groundwater Foundation E. Benjamin Nelson Government Service Award. He received a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, an M.S. in Hydrogeology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

 

Source: Groundwater Resource Association of California 

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