Dr. William M. Alley is Director of Science and Technology for the National Ground Water Association. Previously, he served as Chief, Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey for almost two decades. Dr. Alley has published over 100 scientific publications, and several general interest books with his wife, Rosemarie, including High and Dry: The World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater and The War on the EPA. Among other awards, Dr. Alley received the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award. He holds 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.