Jay is frequent speaker in academics, business and to the general public. For information on availability, please fill out the contact form below.

Recent and Upcoming Talks and Appearances

Speaking on the Aquifer at Risk Panel in Rancho Mirage, sponsored by The Desert Sun newspaper. January 27, 2014. Photo by Omar Ornelas for The Desert Sun.


October 3, 2016, Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture, Kansas State University, Lawrence, KS

July 27, 2016, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA

May 23, 2016, Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA

May 5, 2016, League of Women Voters, Pasadena, CA

April 28, 2016, 2016 Distinguished Lecture, Water Institute, University of Waterloo, Ontario

April 26, 2016, Wallace Stegner Lectures, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Palo Alto, CA

April 12, 2016, Aiken Lecture Series, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

March 29-April 2, 2016, Association of American Geographers, Climate Specialty Group, Keynote, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

March 9, 2016, Vital and Alice Pellissier Family Distinguished Speaker, University of California, Merced

February 23, 2016, Caltech Associates, “When in Drought” panel, Pasadena, CA

February 16-17, 2016, Water Institute Symposium, Sustainable Water Resources: Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

February 4, 2016,  Water + Film Symposium, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX

February 1, 2016, The Tod Spieker Colloquium Series, Department of Geography, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

January 20-22, 2016, The Winter Energy Conference, Peters and Co., Calgary, Alberta


December 14-18, 2015, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Global Environmental Change Focus Group, Special Lecture, San Francisco, CA

December 13, 2015, American Geophysical Union Student and Early Career Science Conference, San Francisco, CA

December 8, 2015, Brown University, Providence, RI

Profs. Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine, and David Kennedy, Stanford, at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 Deep Dive on Drought. Photo by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue

Profs. Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine, and David Kennedy, Stanford, at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 Deep Dive on Drought. Photo by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue

December 4, 2015, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

December 3, Association of California Water Agencies, 2015 Fall Conference, Indian Wells, CA

December 1, 2015, An Interview with Ira Flatow, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

November 18, 2015, “Let’s Talk About Water,” University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

November 16, 2015, XPV Water Partners, Phoenix, AZ

November 13, 2015, Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

November 10, 2015, Cleveland Water Alliance, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, OH

November 4, 2015, Princeton Club of Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

November 4, 2015, Global Food Summit: Towards Regional Resilience, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

November 2-3, 2015, Southwest Climate Science Center Summit, Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Science for Adaptation Management, Sacramento, CA

October 29, 2015, Assessing Groundwater Resources at the Country Level, World Bank, Washington, DC

October 27, 2015, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ

WIth UCLA's Mark Gold and the Pacific Insitute's Peter Gleick at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. September 24, 2015

WIth UCLA’s Mark Gold and the Pacific Insitute’s Peter Gleick at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. September 24, 2015

October 22, 2015, AgTech Investing Conference 2015, Wooster, OH

October 21, 2015, The Groundwater Foundation, 2015 National Conference, Lincoln, NE, keynote

October 6, 2015, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Woods, CA

September 27- Oct 3, 2015, 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Impact of Rural and Urban Development on Local-to-Regional Freshwater Cycles, Dubrovnik, Croatia

September 24, 2014, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Hammer Lectures, The Next Wave. Down to Drops or Still at Gallons? The State of California’s Water Supply. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

September 21-22, 2015, Water Resilience and Sustainability: Can We Make LA Water Self-Sufficient, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

September 16-17, 2015, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Water Initiative Workshop, Pasadena, CA

September 15, 2015, 2nd iSEE Congress, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois, Water Planet, Water Crises?, keynote, Urbana, IL

September 10-11, 2015, 50th Anniversary Symposium, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Jay Famiglietti on Real Time with Bill Maher, March 27, 2015. With Barney Frank, Zachary Quinto and S. E. Cupp

Jay Famiglietti on Real Time with Bill Maher, March 27, 2015. With Barney Frank, Zachary Quinto and S. E. Cupp

September 4, 2015, Cultural Studies Program Lecture Series, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

August 26, 2015, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

August 5, 2015, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

July 20-21, 2015, Starbucks Water Dialogue, Seattle, WA

July 13, 2015, California-Israel Global Innovations Partnership, Jerusalem, Israel

July 10, 2015, Summit on Water Technology and the California Drought, Sacramento, CA

June 30-July 1, 2015, Big Data in the Water Cycle, Google, Mountain View, CA

June 27-30, 2015, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO

June 23-24, 2015, The Water Council, Water Summit 2015, keynote, Milwaukee, WI

June 12, 2015, Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Policy Advisory Board, Marina del Rey, CA

June 9, 2015, Transition Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

May 31, 2015 – June 3, 2015, Modflow and More, Keynote, Golden, CO

May 28-31, 2015, Aspen Institute-Duke University Water Forum, Data Intelligence and Water Resources Sustainability, Aspen, CO

May 27, 2015, Public Health Alliance of Southern California, The Water Crisis and Health 101, Webinar, noon PT

May 14, 2015, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

May 3-6, 2015, IRIS workshop, Future of Seismic and Geodetic Facility Needs in the Geosciences, Leesburg, VA

April 27, 2015, USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, “The New Reality: Addressing California’s Water Challenge,” Los Angeles, CA, video here.

April 22-23, 2015, Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations, Tucson, AZ

April 22, 2015, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Tucson, AZ

April 20-21, 2014, AGU Chapman Conference, California Drought: Causes, Impacts and Policy, Irvine, CA

April 10-11, 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Desert Lecture Series, Borrego Springs, CA

April 9, 2015, Sustainability Lecture Series, Blum Center for Global Engagement, UC Irvine

April 2-3, 2015, Hydrologic Sciences Symposium, Keynote, University of Colorado Boulder

April 1, 2015, American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference, Water for Urban Areas: Managing Risks and Building Resiliency

March 24, 2015, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, Indianapolis, IN

March 21, 2015, World Water Day for the San Gabriel Valley, Sierra Madre, CA

Hydrologist Jay Famiglietti speaks during a water symposium held at the Annenberg theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum,Thursday, March 20, 2014.

At the water symposium at the Annenberg theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum,Thursday, March 20, 2014.

March 11, 2015, Tufts University, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Medford, MA

March 5, 2015, UCLA, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Los Angeles, CA

February 25, 2015, Pasadena Rotary Club, Pasadena, CA

February 18, 2015, Groundwater Resources Association of California, San Francisco Bay Area Branch, David Keith Todd Lecture

January 11, 2015, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Winter Enrichment Program, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


December 15-19, 2014  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

November 20, 2014, Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable, Mountain View, CA

November 12-13, Western Governor’s Association, Drought Impacts and Solutions in the Agricultural Sector, Sacramento, CA

November 3, 2014, Localizing California Waters, Yosemite, CA

October 19-22, 2014, Geological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC

October 15-16, 2014,  David Keith Todd Lecture, Groundwater Resources Association of California, 23rd Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA

October 13-14, 2014, The Climate Symposium 2014, Darmstadt, Germany

October 11-12, 2014, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

At Zocalo Public Square event in LA, October 13, 2013

At Zocalo Public Square event in LA, October 13, 2013

October 6-10, 2014, Remote Sensing and Water Resources Workshop, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland

October 2-3, 2014, California Water Quality Coordinating Committee, Sacramento, CA

September 29, 2014, International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, CANADA

September 18,  2014, Moos Family Lecture Series, Freshwater Society, St. Paul, MN

September 6, 2014, Society of Environmental Journalists, 24th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

August 27, 2014, Western States Water Council, Remote Sensing Applications Workshop, Pasadena, CA

August 15, 2014, League of Women Voters of Orange Coast, CA

July 31, 2014, David Keith Todd Lecture, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA

July 30, 2014, Western Growers Association, Board of Directors meeting, Newport Beach, CA

July 28, 2014, CUAHSI 4th Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Keynote, Shepherdstown, WV

July 21, 2014, California-Israel Economic Roundtable, US-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

July 14-18,  2014, “Trending Now: Water,  7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle,” The Hague, Netherlands

June 18, 2014, Conservation International, Arlington, VA

June 17, 2014, 2014 American Geophysical Union Science Policy Conference, Washington, DC

With Alex Prud'homme (The Ripple Effect) at the Ceres Conference 2012, Boston, MA

With Alex Prud’homme (The Ripple Effect) at the Ceres Conference 2012, Boston, MA

June 7, 2014, Mesa Water District, Water Issues Study Group, Costa Mesa, CA

June 4, 2014, Urban Water Management Workshop, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

May 28, 2014, University Club Forum, UCI, Irvine, CA

May 16, 2014, Laguna Beach Rotary Club, Laguna Beach, CA

May 6, 2014, Congressional Briefing, UC Research: Managing from Floods to Droughts, Washington, DC

April 28-May 2, 2014, European Geosciences Union 2014 General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

April 25, 2014, UC Drought Summit, Sacramento, CA

April 23, 2014, Southern California Water Dialogue, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles

April 22, 2014, David Keith Todd Lecture, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

April 21, 2014, David Keith Todd Lecture, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles

April 14-18, 2014, Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, including Last Call at the Oasis screening

April 10, 2014, Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, TX

April 9, 2014, Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Open Classroom Series,  Water: Challenges of Extremes, Boston, MA

April 8, 2014, Boston Museum of Science, Last Call at the Oasis Screening, Boston, MA

April 1-2, 2014, Spring Runoff Conference and Last Call at the Oasis Screening, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Delivering the keynote science talk at the Global Water Intelligence 2011 Global Water Summit, Berlin

Delivering the keynote science talk at the Global Water Intelligence 2011 Global Water Summit, Berlin

March 28, 2014, ClimatePalooza, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

March 25, 2014, Costa Mesa Democratic Club, Costa Mesa, CA

March 25, 2014, Spring Conference, American Water Works Association, Keynote Address, Anaheim, CA

March 19-20, 2014, Water in the West Symposium and Last Call at the Oasis screening, The Annenberg Foundation at Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, CA

March 18, 2014, 2014 WateReuse California Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA

March 11, 2014, California State Assembly, Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife, Sacramento, CA

March 6, 2014, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles, CA

February 27, 2014, Association for Corporate Growth Orange County, Irvine, CA

February 26, 2014, NASA-DWR Workshop, Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring and Response, Sacramento, CA

February 20, 2014, Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group, US Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC

February 18, 2014, David Keith Todd Lecture, Groundwater Resources Association, Southern California Branch, Irvine, CA

February 5, 2014, Orange County Natural History Lecture Series, Back Bay Science Center, Newport Beach, CA

January 27, 2014, Aquifer at Risk Water Forum: Managing Groundwater During Drought, Rancho Mirage, CA

January 22, 2014, State Water Resources Control Board, Groundwater Workplan Public Workshop, Sacramento, CA

January 10, 2014, Water Advisory Committee of Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

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