Dr Laurel J. Standley


Dr. Laurel J. Standley, Principal of Clear Current, is an independent environmental consultant with over twenty years experience in water quality and policy. Her areas of expertise include developing water management plans, tracking sources of contamination to water resources, and protecting freshwater resources for uses such as safe drinking water sources, healthy fisheries, and reduced flooding. Examples of her work include the following:

-       Developed an innovative strategy for identifying sources of pathogens and nutrients to drinking water resources that is now being used to track contamination in New York City’s source waters.

-       Served as a Member and Chair of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s Toxics Advisory Committee developing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for toxic substances.

-       Developed a water management plan for a Middle Eastern country, analyzing current water demand and technical, policy, and education conservation strategies to reduce consumption and minimize the need for increasing desalination capacity.

Dr. Standley received her B.S. in Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University, a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from Oregon State University, and a M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.


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