Jay is frequent speaker in academics, business and to the general public. For information on availability and booking, please visit his page at the Steven Barclay Agency


Recent and Upcoming Talks and Appearances

Profs. Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine, and David Kennedy, Stanford, at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 Deep Dive on Drought. Photo by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue

With Prof. David Kennedy, Stanford, at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 Deep Dive on Drought Panel.


December 12-16, 2016, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, CA

October 3, 2016, Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture, Kansas State University, Lawrence, KS

September 1, 2016, CoBank Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

August 21-23, 2016, World Federation of Scientists, New Manhattan Project, Erice, Italy

August 18-19, 2016, Texas Water Research Network, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

July 27, 2016, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA

June 28-30, 2016, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture – An International Conference Linking Science and Policy 2016, San Francisco, CA

June 2-3, 2016, Observations and Modeling Across Scales: Symposium in Honor of Eric Wood, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

May 23, 2016, Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA

May 9-12, California’s Water Future: An Advanced Communication Workshop, University of California, Santa Barbara

May 5, 2016, League of Women Voters, Pasadena, CA

April 28, 2016, Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture 2016, University of Waterloo, Ontario

April 26, 2016, Wallace Stegner Lectures, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Palo Alto, CA

April 24, 2016, Irvine Unified Congregational Church, Irvine, CA

April 12, 2016, Aiken Lecture Series, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

April 7, 2016, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

March 29-April 2, 2016, Association of American Geographers, Climate Specialty Group, Keynote, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

March 22, 2016, White House Water Innovation Summit, Washington, DC


Delivering the keynote science talk at the Global Water Intelligence 2011 Global Water Summit, Berlin

March 16, 2016, Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher, Los Angeles, CA

March 9, 2016, Vital and Alice Pellissier Family Distinguished Speaker, University of California, Merced

March 4, 2016, Pasadena Optimists Club, Pasadena, CA

February 23, 2016, Caltech Associates, “When in Drought” panel, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

February 16-17, 2016, Water Institute Symposium, Sustainable Water Resources: Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

February 4, 2016,  Water + Film Symposium, Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX

February 1, 2016, The Tod Spieker Colloquium Series, Department of Geography, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

January 20-22, 2016, The Winter Energy Conference, Peters and Co., Calgary, Alberta



December 14-18, 2015, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Global Environmental Change Focus Group, Special Lecture, San Francisco, CA

December 13, 2015, American Geophysical Union Student and Early Career Science Conference, San Francisco, CA

December 8, 2015, Brown University, Providence, RI

December 4, 2015, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

December 3, Association of California Water Agencies, 2015 Fall Conference, Indian Wells, CA

Jay Famiglietti on Real Time with Bill Maher, March 27, 2015. With Barney Frank, Zachary Quinto and S. E. Cupp

Real Time with Bill Maher, March 27, 2015. With Barney Frank, Zachary Quinto and S. E. Cupp

December 1, 2015, An Interview with Ira Flatow, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

November 18, 2015, “Let’s Talk About Water,” University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

November 16, 2015, XPV Water Partners, Phoenix, AZ

November 13, 2015, Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

November 10, 2015, Cleveland Water Alliance, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, OH

November 4, 2015, Princeton Club of Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

November 4, 2015, Global Food Summit: Towards Regional Resilience, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

November 2-3, 2015, Southwest Climate Science Center Summit, Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Science for Adaptation Management, Sacramento, CA

October 29, 2015, Assessing Groundwater Resources at the Country Level, World Bank, Washington, DC

October 27, 2015, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ


TEDx talk ‘Can We End the Global Water Crisis.’ UC Irvine, May 13, 2013

October 22, 2015, AgTech Investing Conference 2015, Wooster, OH

October 21, 2015, The Groundwater Foundation, 2015 National Conference, Lincoln, NE, keynote

October 6, 2015, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Woods, CA

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 24, 2014, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Hammer Lectures, The Next Wave. Down to Drops or Still at Gallons? The State of California’s Water Supply. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

September 21-22, 2015, Water Resilience and Sustainability: Can We Make LA Water Self-Sufficient, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

September 16-17, 2015, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Water Initiative Workshop, Pasadena, CA

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

September 10-11, 2015, 50th Anniversary Symposium, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

September 4, 2015, Antoinette and Vincent M. Dungan Lectureship on Energy and the Environment,  Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

WIth UCLA's Mark Gold and the Pacific Insitute's Peter Gleick at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. September 24, 2015

WIth UCLA’s Mark Gold and the Pacific Insitute’s Peter Gleick at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. September 24, 2015

August 26, 2015, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

August 5, 2015, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

July 20-21, 2015, Starbucks Water Dialogue, Seattle, WA

July 13, 2015, California-Israel Global Innovations Partnership, Jerusalem, Israel

July 10, 2015, Summit on Water Technology and the California Drought, Sacramento, CA

June 30-July 1, 2015, Big Data in the Water Cycle, Google, Mountain View, CA

June 27-30, 2015, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO

June 23-24, 2015, The Water Council, Water Summit 2015, keynote, Milwaukee, WI

June 12, 2015, Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Policy Advisory Board, Marina del Rey, CA

June 9, 2015, Transition Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

May 31, 2015 – June 3, 2015, Modflow and More, Keynote, Golden, CO

Hydrologist Jay Famiglietti speaks during a water symposium held at the Annenberg theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum,Thursday, March 20, 2014.

At the Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, March 20, 2014.

May 28-31, 2015, Aspen Institute-Duke University Water Forum, Data Intelligence and Water Resources Sustainability, Aspen, CO

May 27, 2015, Public Health Alliance of Southern California, The Water Crisis and Health 101, Webinar, noon PT

May 14, 2015, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

April 27, 2015, USC Schwarzenegger Institute and Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, “The New Reality: Addressing California’s Water Challenge,” Los Angeles, CA, video here.

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 10-11, 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Desert Lecture Series, Borrego Springs, CA

April 9, 2015, Sustainability Lecture Series, Blum Center for Global Engagement, UC Irvine

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

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

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