Jay Famiglietti

Jay Famiglietti is a Professor of Earth System Science of and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He and his research team use satellites and develop computer models to track changing freshwater availability and groundwater depletion around the world. Famiglietti is an active speaker, a frequent advisor to national and international government officials on water issues, and a regular contributor the National Geographic Water Currents and to the Huffington Post blogs.
Jay Famiglietti has written 19 posts for Water 50/50

The Burly Men of UCCHM Raise Water Awareness, by Stephanie Castle

Water conservation in Southern California has become a heightened issue among water users over the past decade.  In the midst of a drought starting in 2005, University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) water researchers have relentlessly tried to share important research findings with policy makers and the public to expose the dire need … Continue reading

Grapple: Running Dry – November/December 2012 – Sierra Magazine – Sierra Club

Woe is Us: Running Dry, by Dashka Slater, Sierra Magazine

The Gravity of Water :

The Gravity of Water :.

In Depth: The futures of water | UCAR

In Depth: The futures of water | UCAR.

Thinking Big, Acting Small, and 5 Other Things I Do To Save Water

Thinking Big, Acting Small, and 5 Other Things I Do To Save Water.

Texas, Tom and Jerry, and a Thirsty Planet

Texas, Tom and Jerry, and a Thirsty Planet.

Princeton Alumni Weekly: Sounding the alarm

Princeton Alumni Weekly: Sounding the alarm.

TUGG Last Call at the Oasis to a Theater Near You

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post on June 19, 2012 Let’s face it. In the U. S., most of us have every expectation that when we turn on our faucets, a clear, crisp stream of cold (or hot, or any other temperature that our hearts’ desire), water will gush forth.  In fact, … Continue reading

Rallying Around Our Known Unknowns: What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us

The following will appear in the July 2012 newsletter of the AGU Hydrology Section as part of the Fellows Speak series. Given a rare opportunity to communicate to our section, I want to focus this note on some key things that we don’t know and can’t do, rather than patting ourselves on the back too … Continue reading

The Other Superhero Movie: The Feats of Strength of the Characters of Last Call at the Oasis

The Other Superhero Movie: The Feats of Strength of the Characters of Last Call at the Oasis.

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Design professional Richard Vijgen's rendering of GRACE and USGS groundwater depletion data displayed on Times Square beginning on World Water Day, March 22, 2012.