VAN TUYL LECTURE:
MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF THE WORLD’S GROWING DEPENDENCE ON GROUNDWATER
Bill Alley, United States Geological Survey, National Groundwater Association
241 Berthoud Hall
“Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater”
Abstract: Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for almost half the world’s people, essential to irrigated agriculture, and provides enormous environmental benefits. With a growing population and changing climate, the world needs groundwater more than ever. Dr. Alley looks at examples from around the world to uncover the main issues surrounding groundwater depletion and contamination. Included are lessons learned about groundwater governance and stories of groups and individuals who are making a difference protecting the world’s groundwater for present and future generations.