William M. Alley
Director of Science and Technology
William M. Alley assumed the position of NGWA’s Director of Science and Technology after retiring as chief of the Office of Groundwater at the U.S. Geological Survey for 18 years.
Dr. Alley has published over 100 scientific publications and is co-author with Rosemarie Alley of the recently published book, “High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater.”
His honors include serving as the 2012 David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturer for the Groundwater Resources Association of California, being named Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2009, and receiving the E. Benjamin Nelson Government Service Award of the Groundwater Foundation in 2007, the NGWA John Hem Excellence in Science and Engineering Award in 2001, and a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2006.
Alley earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a master’s degree in hydrogeology from Stanford University, and a doctorate in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.