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


October 20-22, 2015, The Groundwater Foundation, 2015 National Conference, Lincoln, NE, keynote

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

May 28-30, 2015, Aspen Institute-Duke University Water Forum, Water and Big Data, Aspen, CO

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.

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

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, 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Borrego Springs, CA

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

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 Control 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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