High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Dependence on Groundwater
By William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley
Yale University Press
Drawing on case studies from around the world, this book examines groundwater from key scientific and socioeconomic perspectives. It addresses serious groundwater issues, while also including the stories of people making a difference in protecting the resource.
Among topics covered are groundwater’s importance amid a growing population, the impact of industrial chemicals being widely used, and the threat of climate change.
The book is written using a down-to-earth language in a narrative format. Water-related professionals will be interested in the global and societal topics and general readers will find it useful as well.
The book is authored by William M. Alley, NGWA’s director of science and technology, and Rosemarie Alley, William’s wife and a veteran science writer.
2016 / 294 pages
NGWA member — $24.00
Nonmember — $30.00