Washington Post: New NASA Data Show How the World is Running Out of Water

More than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted, according to gravitational data from the GRACE satellite system.  Read more here.

Free downloads of the papers:

Quantifying renewable groundwater stress with GRACE

Uncertainty in global groundwater stress estimates in a total groundwater stress framework

Washington Post, front page, June 17, 2015

Washington Post, front page, June 17, 2015

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Author:Jay Famiglietti

Jay Famiglietti is a Professor of Earth System Science of and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He and his research team use satellites and develop computer models to track changing freshwater availability and groundwater depletion around the world. Famiglietti is an active speaker, a frequent advisor to national and international government officials on water issues, and a regular contributor the National Geographic Water Currents and to the Huffington Post blogs.

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