Headlining NASA Scientist Joins Water Summit Roster

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Speaking on the Aquifer at Risk Panel in Rancho Mirage, sponsored by The Desert Sun newspaper. January 27, 2014. Photo by Omar Ornelas for The Desert Sun.

“Epic California Drought and Groundwater Depletion as Viewed from Space.”
-From the LA Times Op-Ed by Jay Famiglietti, Senior Water Scientist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

The Water Council is enthused to announce world renowned NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti as a headlining keynote at Water Summit 2015! Purchase your ticket today to hear first-hand how serious the depletion of crucial groundwater in California is, about the work NASA is conducting that could assist the water technology industry, and perspectives on global water trends.

Jay and his team have been researching and communicating about water and climate change — in academics, in business, in government and to the general public — for over 25 years. His team uses NASA satellite observations and develops advanced hydrological models to explore global water cycle change and changing freshwater availability.

Jay is a hydrologist, a professor of Earth System Science and of 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 was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, and he was the Founding Director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) at UC Irvine.

Read Jay Famiglietti’s full bio HERE.

Recently he appeared as a featured expert in the water documentary Last Call at the Oasis and in CBS News 60 Minutes. Jay is a frequent speaker, an avid writer and a regular contributor to:

National Geographic Water Currents
Huffington Post
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
The Economist
CNN/Fareed Zakaria GPS
National Public Radio
BBC Radio


Jay Famiglietti in the News:

TEDxUClrvine
Can we end the global water crisis?

60 Minutes
60 Minutes: Water

LA Times
California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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