Jan 19, 2012

UC Irvine Professor to Speak at Upcoming NGWA Conference in San Antonio

James Famiglietti will deliver presentation on Earth’s water cycle observations

James S. Famiglietti, professor at the University of California, Irvine, will deliver the keynote address at the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) Emerging Issues in Groundwater Conference, taking place Feb. 27 and 28 in San Antonio. His presentation, “Water Cycle Change and the Human Fingerprint on the Water Landscape of the 21st Century: Observations from a Decade of GRACE,” discusses the satellite observations obtained of Earth’s water cycle from NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission.

Famiglietti is the founding director of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling. His research group uses satellite remote sensing to track water availability and groundwater depletion on land and has been working for many years toward improving hydrological prediction in regional and global weather and climate models.

More information on the conference is available at www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/conferences/5013/Pages/5013feb12.aspx.