Jay Famiglietti

Just as the settling and development of the arid American West was fueled by harnessing its available fresh water, the growing lack of water availability may well be its undoing. California’s epic drought is just the latest example of what is shaping up to be the new normal out west.  Last year was the driest…

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President used UC Irvine’s excellence in global change research as launching pad for major climate change speech. Tells graduates “we need you” to help America lead the fight against global warming and “push back against the misinformation.” One of the true high points in the short history of the University of California, Irvine, and in…

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Yesterday our team at the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling released a report on the California drought.  The report describes the birds-eye view of statewide water resources that we see from the NASA GRACE satellite mission. We’ve been working since the mid-1990’s, well before the mission was launched in 2002, to develop and test methods…

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Saving water is cool. No ice necessary.                   California 2013-2014 drought. It’s epic. The worst in the state’s recorded history. Everything you can think of is at a record low for this time of year: rainfall, snowpack, streamflow, reservoir storage…It’s so bad that Governor Jerry Brown has…

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Guy’s, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s Oktobeardfest 2013! All during the month of October, the guys at our center, the UCCHM, are growing their beards to raise awareness of water issues, and to save a bit of water along the way. Let’s face it. Shaving is a pain.  So why…

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Guy’s, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s Oktobeardfest 2013! All during the month of October, the guys at our center, the UCCHM, are growing their beards to raise awareness of water issues, and to save a bit of water along the way. Let’s face it. Shaving is a pain.  So why…

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Guy’s, it’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s Oktobeardfest 2013! All during the month of October, the guys at our center, the UCCHM, are growing their beards to raise awareness of water issues, and to save a bit of water along the way. Let’s face it. Shaving is a pain.  So why…

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Posted by Stephanie Castle  following World Water Week 2013.  This is the third in a series of three posts. The first, called Moving Towards True Collaboration, was posted by Kate Voss in Stockholm. The second, called Groundwater: The Elephant Underfoot, was posted by Sasha Richey following the meeting. World Water Week (WWW) 2013 brought together…

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Posted by Sasha Richey following World Water Week 2013. This is the second in a series of three posts. The first, called Moving Towards True Collaboration, was posted by Kate Voss in Stockholm. The Hidden Resource Groundwater is often called the “Hidden Resource.” Buried a few meters beneath Earth’s surface, or a few hundred depending…

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Posted from World Water Week in Stockholm by Kate Voss, September 5, 2013. This is the first in a series of three posts from World Water Week 2013. The second is called Groundwater: The Elephant Underfoot, by Sasha Richey. This year, the guiding theme of World Water Week is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Throughout the…

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Posted from World Water Week in Stockholm by Kate Voss, September 5, 2013. This is the first in a series of three posts from World Water Week 2013. The second is called Groundwater: The Elephant Underfoot, by Sasha Richey. This year, the guiding theme of World Water Week is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Throughout the…

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