Friday, October 26, 7 pm
Jay Famiglietti on “Last Call at the Oasis: Will There be Enough Water for the 21st Century?”
Without water, life cannot exist. Yet, our most precious resource faces major threats which are pushing it to the brink of depletion in many regions. How might climate change and population growth affect the way your water is replenished? Jay Famiglietti explores this question for both Texas and California using innovative satellite technology.
Famiglietti is a professor of Earth System Science at the University of California-Irvine and director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. He was a featured scientist in the film “Last Call at the Oasis,” which was produced by the same company that made “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Famiglietti’s talk is part of the “Hot Science/Cool Talks” series sponsored by the University of Texas’ Environmental Science Institute. http://www.hotsciencecooltalks.org
Location: Student Activity Center auditorium, University of Texas http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/sac.html (Discounted parking will be available at the San Jacinto Garage. http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/sjg.html)