William M. Alley
Director, Science and Technology
National Ground Water Association
Dr. William (Bill) Alley is Director of Science and Technology for the National Ground Water Association and the author of several general interest environmental science books in collaboration with his wife, Rosemarie. Their most recent book is “The Water Recycling Revolution: Tapping into the Future.” Previously, Dr. Alley served as Chief, Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for almost two decades.
Rosemarie Alley is a freelance writer with extensive writing and public speaking experience and co-author with Bill.
During the past two decades, recycling municipal wastewater for drinking water has gone from “an option of last resort” to an increasingly common practice. Water reuse offers a renewable, locally managed, and drought resistant water supply. It also requires substantive public engagement. This lecture tracks the story of this development, examines the pros and cons, and explores the future potential of recycling wastewater for both potable and nonpotable uses.
- Explain how purified wastewater can provide a safe drinking water supply that is locally controlled, drought resistant, and good for the environment.
- Compare the pros and cons of potable and nonpotable reuse.
- Describe water recycling as part of the One Water movement that encourages treating water to a level that is fit-for-purpose.
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