We’re Moving to Canada!


Globe and Mail ad from March 30, 2018

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 program that specifically targeted recruiting international researchers to Canada.  I’ll be a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and in the Department of Geography and Planning.  I’ve greatly enjoyed my time at JPL, but I have missed teaching and working directly with students and postdocs more than I ever anticipated. I’ll be looking foward to new research ventures in global water security, to new collaborations at the U of S and around the world, and as always, to communicating our science to raise public awareness and to inform science-based decision making.

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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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