Real Time with Bill Maher: When in Drought

Bill speaks with UC Irvine professor and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Water Scientist Jay Famiglietti about the severe drought affecting the state of California. March 27, 2015 On Overtime ...

Last Call at the Oasis

NY Times Review: When There Really Is Not a Drop to Drink. ‘Last Call at the Oasis,’ A Documentary About Water Supplies. By A. O. Scott. Jay Famiglietti, one of ...

60 Minutes: Water

Lesley Stahl reports on the depletion of crucial groundwater across the globe — with a focus on California — and our work with NASA GRACE mission that is revealing just ...

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LA Times Op-Ed: Earth’s Dismal Water Future, Mapped

  Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us ...

Nature: Emerging Trends in Global Freshwater Availability

Freshwater availability is changing worldwide. Here we quantify 34 trends in terrestrial ...

USask News: World-Leading U.S. Water Scientist Recruited to U of S

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has recruited NASA Jet Propulsion ...

PBS NewsHour: Cape Town a Global Harbinger says NASA Scientist

Factors like population growth, income inequality and climate change have exacerbated water ...

Years of Living Dangerously: Death of the Central Valley

Actor Don Cheadle is on the ground in California, where the worst ...

Princeton Alumni Weekly: In a Dry Country

Like thousands of real-life Oklahomans during the Great Depression, the Joad family ...

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We’re Moving to Canada!

I am so pleased to announce that I’ll be moving to the University of Saskatchewan this summer, where I will succeed Prof. Howard Wheater as Director of the Global Institute for Water Security.  I am honored to have been selected as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing, which is a federal […]

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My interview with Michael White, Nature’s Climate Science Editor, on his Forecast podcast

Jay Famiglietti from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tells Mike about taking the plunge into using the GRACE gravity-measuring satellites for hydrology research. Keep in mind, this was at a time when hydrology was viewed as noise in the gravity signal, and that Jay was just starting off as an academic with his first graduate student, […]

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