A Glass Half Empty

UCI hydrologist Jay Famiglietti calls much-needed attention to California's dwindling groundwater supply

Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jay Famiglietti, Ph.D., aims to help the state tackle its drought-induced water crisis [full story] using satellite technology to measure groundwater levels in California.  Famiglietti, who is also the founding director of the new UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, has called for more investment in hydrologic prediction, observation and research to keep the taps flowing. 

Famiglietti recently made headlines when he and NASA scientists discovered that groundwater levels in California's Central Valley and northern India are receding at an alarming rate.

A Glass Half Empty [UC Irvine Today]

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