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Global Futures Special Seminar:
21st-Century Freshwater Availability and our Water Futures

Jay Famiglietti

  • Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing,
  • University of Saskatchewan

Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, professor, and executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

In this talk, Famiglietti will review 20 years of data from the NASA GRACE and GRACE Follow-On missions, which provide unprecedented insights into the dynamics of freshwater availability and the unquestionable role of climate change and water management. These insights can help strengthen ASU’s voice in water and sustainability solutions, both in the drought-stricken Southwest (which is increasingly reliant on disappearing groundwater resources) and around the world.

In addition to discussing his remote sensing research and commitment to science communication, Famiglietti will present recent work on corporate water sustainability, the food-water nexus, and groundwater as a socioecological system.

Monday, April 11, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.