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Presented by: Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Professor and Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan; Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing

About the lecture:
Climate models and decades of satellite data are converging on the unfortunate reality that Earth’s water cycle is dramatically changing. The evolving water cycle of the 21st century will likely be stronger, more variable, and will result in broad swaths of mid-latitude drying, accelerated by the depletion of the world’s major groundwater aquifers. A well-defined geography of freshwater ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ is clearly emerging. What does water sustainability mean under such dynamic climate and hydrologic conditions, in particular when coupled with future projections of population growth? How will water managers cope with these new norms, and how will food and energy production be impacted? How will the challenge of limited access to potable freshwater be addressed? In this presentation, Dr. Famiglietti will discuss what role universities can play in affecting current policy, and proposing missing policy and institutions globally.  Dr. Famglietti will review what our latest research tells us, and will share his personal experiences with science communication and water diplomacy.

About our speaker:
Jay Famiglietti is a professor of hydrology and Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to USask, Famiglietti served as the Senior Water Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research group uses satellites and develops advanced computer models to track how freshwater availability is changing around the globe. A fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, Famiglietti is a regular advisor to state, provincial and federal government officials on water security issues.

Event Details:
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ballroom B, Queensbury Convention Centre, Evraz Place

Corporate/Group table: $450.00 +GST
Individual: $55.00 + GST
Student: $30.00 + GST

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In purchasing corporate/group table, you will receive four seats at a table of eight. The remaining four seats will be subsidized tickets for JSGS students.


Event Details

05:00 PM - 09:00 PM CST
Ballroom B, Queensbury Convention Centre, Evraz Place


Karen Jaster-Laforge