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 a handful of expert witnesses in Jessica Yu’s Last Call at the Oasis,” is a thoughtful scientist with an engaging manner who specializes in water. In particular, he studies — and tries to raise public awareness about — the rapid depletion of water supplies caused by agricultural overuse, rampant development and global climate change.

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Last Call Clip 1: GRACE

Last Call Clip 2: Fresno Meeting

Last Call Clip 3: Water Cycle Change

Last Call Clip 4: We Can Take Steps

2014 Last Call Update

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Author:Jay Famiglietti

Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor and the Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Famiglietti and his research team use satellites and develop computer models to track changing freshwater availability and groundwater depletion around the world. He is an active speaker, a frequent advisor to national and international government officials on water issues, and avid writer for the general public.

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