Colloquium: Tracking the Nation’s Groundwater Reserves

Tracking the Nation's Groundwater Reserves

Given by:
William M. Alley
Chief, Office of Groundwater, U.S. Geological Survey

Tuesday, October 9
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Room 112 Wurster Hall
(Near the corner of Bancroft and College – please note the room change)

Meet the speaker, 5:15pm – 5:30pm.

Summary of lecture
During the past 50 years, groundwater depletion has spread from
isolated pockets to large areas in many countries throughout the world. A growing awareness of groundwater as a critical natural resource leads to some basic questions. How much groundwater do we have left? Are we running out? Where are groundwater resources most stressed? Where are they most available for future supply? This presentation discusses how the issues associated with groundwater depletion have evolved, what we know about the Nation’s groundwater reserves today, and approaches to improve upon that knowledge base at the regional and national scale.

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