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NGWA’s Alley named to U.S. drinking water council


September 12, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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Sept. 12, 2014, Westerville, OH – National Ground Water Association Director of Science and
Technology William M. Alley has been appointed to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's National Drinking Water Advisory Council.

Sept. 12, 2014, Westerville, OH – National Ground Water Association Director of Science and
Technology William M. Alley has been appointed to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's National Drinking Water Advisory Council.

 

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NDWAC
supports EPA in performing duties and responsibilities related to the national
drinking water program. Created through the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974,
NDWAC provides advice, information, and recommendations on matters related to
activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the act.

 

"Dr.
Alley is an internationally recognized groundwater scientist who will
contribute greatly to the work of the National Drinking Water Advisory
Council," said NGWA chiefexecutive officer Kevin McCray, CAE, in a press release. "He
will provide a valuable perspective regarding groundwater, which constitutes
about 45 per cent of the nation's drinking water supply sources, as well as an
overwhelming majority of the available freshwater in our nation and the
world."

 

Alley
served as chief, Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey, from 1993
to January 2012. Early in his career with the USGS, he served as national
ground water coordinator for the pilot National Water-Quality Assessment
Program, where he developed the initial concepts and plans for the full-scale
NAWQA. He has a background in surface water and its interaction with
ground water, including coauthoring the popular USGS Circular, "Ground Water and
Surface Water: A Single Resource."

 

"It's
a privilege to serve on the council and contribute to preserving and protecting
America's drinking water supply," said Alley regarding the appointment.
"I look forward to helping address some of the difficult challenges that
confront America's drinking water supply."

 

Alley's
term with NDWAC runs from Sept. 15, 2014, to Sept.14, 2017.